It takes a big heart to teach little minds, because primary teaching is about much more than learning outcomes. As a primary teacher you’ll share in laughter, mop up tears, tie shoelaces, celebrate success and show how to learn from mistakes. You’ll ignite imaginations, encourage curiosity and provide the tools for academic achievement, but you’ll also play a critical role in imparting life lessons – how to be a kind, respectful and successful person, not only in the classroom, but in the schoolyard, at home and in the world.
Nelson Mandela was right when he said ‘education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world’ – you may spend a short time teaching a child, but the effects can last a lifetime. The Master of Teaching (Primary) is designed for people with a love of learning and a love of children. It takes commitment, empathy, negotiation, motivation, passion, problem-solving and understanding.
A teaching masters degree with Excelsia College, with its grounding in Christian values and beliefs, gives you the means to educate creatively, innovatively, and with care, from the heart.
One of the best things about studying a Master of Teaching (Primary) with Excelsia College is that it’s hands-on from the word “go.” In any given semester you’ll study a mix of foundation units, like cultural perspectives or psychology for teachers, along with curriculum studies for example literacy, creative arts and personal development, health and physical education.
You’ll also undertake Professional Experience in a number of different schools. These practicums (Professional Experience I, II and III) provide a rewarding, first-hand primary teaching experience that will help you gain insight into your capabilities and where you can make the most difference!
The course begins with mandatory campus attendance for unit EDPF500 Course Tutorials and Workshops I for a duration of one week in Semester 1.
Excelsia College online teaching masters degrees are designed to help you transition into the teaching career you've always wanted. Backed by more than 30 years' experience in higher education, you'll learn in a supportive environment from approachable, expert academics.
The online learning model is flexible for busy lives but ensures you feel connected to your classmates and lecturers.
The Christian worldview that underpins everything we do means you can live your faith and values authentically while learning with us, and go on to better support your students’ social, emotional, spiritual and physical development.