Master of Teaching

Make a positive difference in the lives
of children and young adults.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Course Information

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 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.

Teach with heart

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.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Teaching (Primary) upon successful completion of an accredited Bachelor degree containing at least one year of full-time equivalent studies (eight semester-long units of study) *relevant to one or more key learning areas of the primary school curriculum. The key learning areas are:

• English

• Mathematics

• Science and technology

• Human society and its environment

• Creative and practical arts

• Personal development, health and physical education.

Applicants whose qualifying undergraduate studies were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum overall result of 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules.  

Other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency

  • Approved language courses within Australia: successfully completed no more than 2 years prior to your commencement at Excelsia College.
  • Tertiary degree studies undertaken in Australia: Successful completion of 2 years of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Australia.
  • Tertiary degree studies taught in English outside Australia: Successful completion of at least 2 years full-time of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America.
  • Residency of an English speaking country: If you have lived in Australia or another English-speaking country for 10 years or more.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondaryare not available to overseas/international students. 

Application dates

Application for Semester 2, 2019 OPEN!

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Master of Teaching (Primary)
18 Months accelerated
2 Years full-time
4 Years part-time
Undergraduate Degree Required
School of Education

Potential Students

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.


Career Outcomes

Demand for teachers is largely a result of the number of children in the population, and there’s a significant opportunity for primary teachers in the future. The population of primary school-aged children is forecast to rise by over 92,000 students in the lead up to 2020 (ACER).

As a graduate of our Master of Teaching (Primary) online course you may find yourself working at an independent school, state or Christian school. Your masters degree may take you just around the corner, to a remote Indigenous community, or to a big city. No matter where you want to teach, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to nurture the social, emotional, spiritual and physical development of the children you serve.

As a teacher, you also will enjoy flexible working arrangements. While 70.7% of primary teachers are in full-time positions (, part-time employment is becoming more popular (ACER) for teachers who wish to enjoy greater work-life balance.


Delivery Mode

Online and blended.


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