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 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

  1. An approved undergraduate degree that meets the NESA requirements for Primary Teaching.

Non-academic capability research indicates a range of attributes and motivations are common to effective teachers:

  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • willingness to learn
  • resilience
  • self-efficacy
  • conscientiousness
  • organisational and planning skills

Applicants with an overseas undergraduate degree must meet, at a minimum, IELTS overall 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules. The IELTS must be dated within 24 months.

Application dates

Application for Semester 1, 2018 OPEN!

Go to the application guide

International Students

This course is not available for international students.

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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