This course is a professional qualification designed to prepare teachers to teach in primary and secondary schools in all areas of state and Australian curriculum in the years of compulsory schooling. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national curricula, curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management. Students undertake a total of 60 days supervised practice in primary and secondary schools and at least 10 days of supervised fieldwork in a range of educational contexts. In the final semester students undertake a professional attachment in a school and complete an action research project. The course is taught through a blended-learning approach, combining 21 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, guided on-line teaching and learning activities, and in-school teaching practice placements. The on-campus study is held at Albury-Wodonga, while the online and school-based activities can be conducted at places most convenient to students. Upon course completion each student's academic record is released to VIT for teacher registration purposes. Students who do not want their academic record released to VIT must notify their course co-ordinator in writing or email before the end of teaching in their last subject. The course consists of 240 credit points presented over an 18-month period for full-time accelerated students.
Full-time extended study over 30 months is also available.
An early exit award (Graduate Diploma in Teaching P–12) is available after 180 credit points (12 calendar months for accelerated students or two years for extended students) and the final semester of study may be completed on an in-service basis while working as a registered teacher. Note: As the Master of Teaching (P-12) is being phased out, this option to return as an in-service teacher is only available until semester 1, 2018.