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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Master of Teaching (Primary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

  • Masters (Coursework)

This is the combination of the Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2.25 years full-time
Course Code
096830A

About this course

This is the combination of the Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is for graduates who want to become primary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. It provides a pre-service education for beginning teachers.

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is designed to help students meet accreditation requirements to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools in addition to their other teaching areas.

Graduates are eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, government and non-government schools.

This Master's degree prepares primary school teachers who are reflective, independent and flexible thinkers who can apply their skills to improve curriculum offerings and advance their community's education.

It provides students valuable professional experience through a range of school and community-based placements during the course.

This is the combination of the Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is for graduates who want to become primary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. It provides a pre-service education for beginning teachers.

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is designed to help students meet accreditation requirements to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools in addition to their other teaching areas.

Graduates are eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, government and non-government schools.

This Master's degree prepares primary school teachers who are reflective, independent and flexible thinkers who can apply their skills to improve curriculum offerings and advance their community's education.

It provides students valuable professional experience through a range of school and community-based placements during the course.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with subject content studies equivalent to one year full-time study in one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum1 ;
  2. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Any applicants who completed a Bachelor degree outside Australia should review the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course.

Any applicant who completed a Bachelor degree outside Australia intending to seek teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

1 In Queensland, for entry to Primary programs, the prior undergraduate degree must include at least 8 semester units of discipline studies relevant to at least 2 of the Primary learning areas (institutions should give preference to applicants with studies in Mathematics, English and Science)

Study locations

Strathfield

Melbourne