Primary teaching

Why study Primary teaching?

The postgraduate coursework primary education program offers graduate diploma and Master's-level program for graduates of other disciplines who want a teaching qualification. Complete the Middle Years program mainly online through our Shepparton campus in only nine months or the Masters program (P-12) at Albury-Wodonga in 18 months.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Discount when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the graduate-entry teaching degree are qualified to teach in schools and other education and training bodies in Australia and overseas (subject to registration). Those with postgraduate teaching qualifications are highly regarded for their detailed knowledge of curriculum and their highly developed teaching skills. Our teaching courses are accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Courses

Local students

2016

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Shepparton
Year
2016
Course description
If you'd like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18). This program gives you the flexibility to study at home and also at university. This course is offered via flexible delivery combining on-line interactive learning with 25 days of face-to-face instruction in three blocks at the Shepparton campus.

The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approches for adolescents. Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as an non-core option at an additional cost for selected students with appropriate qualifications.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Prerequisite
A three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a sub-major in two disciplines taught in secondary schools. Applicants with studies in only one secondary school curriculum area are also eligible to apply. In addition, English competency is required and Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $17,540 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
How to apply
Apply direct to start in Semester 1, 2016.

Please note: You can only apply direct to La Trobe if you haven't already applied through VTAC for any course.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Master of Teaching (P-12)

Duration :
2 years (accelerated into 1.5 years or extended to 2.5 years)
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2016
Course description
Whether you are looking to further your teaching study or want to add a teaching qualification to an existing degree in another discipline, the Master of Teaching (P-12) will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all states and territories in Australia.

A career in teaching creates a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people. Postgraduate-level teachers are in high demand due to their in-depth knowledge of curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.

Our academic staff are experienced industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share. You'll also get plenty of chances to expand your networks and gain industry experience through your practical placement and field work.

The course takes a blended-learning approach and combines 15 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, so you can balance your study with other commitments. There's also guided online teaching and learning activities, and in-school teaching practice placements.

You'll get plenty of chances to apply your knowledge through 60 days of supervised practice in primary and secondary schools plus 10 days of supervised field work and an additional 45 days professional experience gained through completion of the Professional Attachment. In your final semester you'll also complete an action research project.
The on-campus study is held at our Albury-Wodonga campus, while the online and school-based activities can be conducted at places most convenient to you.

Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). When you graduate you'll be eligible for registration with the VIT - a compulsory requirement for work as a teacher or principal in any Victorian government, Catholic or independent school, or childcare facility. This includes primary, secondary and early childhood teaching (ECT). VIT registration means your teaching qualification will be recognised in other states and territories.

Our graduates have become teachers in primary and secondary government, Catholic or independent schools across the country.

We offer flexibility in how you study. Choose to study for two years full-time or accelerate your study so you finish within 1.5 years. You can even study for 12 months and exit early with a Graduate Diploma.
Professional recognition
When you graduate you'll be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT registration is required to work as a teacher or principal in any Victorian government, Catholic or independent school, or childcare facility.

VIT registration also means your teaching qualification will be recognised in other states and territories.
Prerequisite
An approved Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a double major, major or sub-major in two secondary school curriculum disciplines, with at least one of these suitable for teaching in the senior years. Applicants with discipline study in one secondary school curriculum area may also apply. In addition, English competency is required and Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $17,540 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
Additional information
This course commences in mid-February.
How to apply
Apply direct to start in Semester 1, 2016.

Please note: You can only apply direct to La Trobe if you haven't already applied through VTAC for any course.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (P-12) MasterAlbury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Duration :
2 years (can be accelerated over 18 months or extended to 30 months).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
Course description
Enhance your undergraduate degree with this two-year teaching qualification and graduate with the skills you need to work as a primary school teacher around Australia.

You'll gain teaching skills across physical education, technology, science, humanities, literacy and numeracy. Your subjects will also cover contemporary teaching methods, curriculum theory, lesson planning and classroom management - all of which will shape the way you run your classes.

You'll learn how to design lesson plans, integrate technology into curriculum design, and develop strategies to promote effective learning. You'll also be able to evaluate strategies that support students' wellbeing, as well as inclusive student participation.

Your subjects will be taught through a blend of online distance learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes, delivered in three five-day blocks at our Melbourne Campus. To build practical teaching experience, you'll participate in 60 days of supervised teaching practice and complete a practitioner research project.

You have the option to complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or extended over 30 months.

As well as a preparing you for a successful career in teaching, this degree also creates an opportunity to undertake further research in education.

Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT registration is recognised in other states and territories too.
Professional recognition
Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This qualification is also recognised in other Australian states and territories.
Prerequisite
An approved Bachelor's degree or equivalent. English competency is required and Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
VTAC Personal Statement.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $17,540 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places are also available.
Additional information
Classes commence in mid-February.
How to apply
Apply direct to start in Semester 1, 2016.

Please note: You can only apply direct to La Trobe if you haven't already applied through VTAC for any course.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (Primary) MasterMelbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

2016

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) (069223D)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 820
Campus
Shepparton
Year
2016
Course description
If you'd like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18). This program gives you the flexibility to study at home and also at university. This course is offered via flexible delivery combining on-line interactive learning with 25 days of face-to-face instruction in three blocks at the Shepparton campus.

The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approches for adolescents. Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as an non-core option at an additional cost for selected students with appropriate qualifications.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
A three-year discipline-based degree from an Australian university or an approved international equivalent.
Professional recognition
The course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. After graduating, you can work in Victoria, Australia, however you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Master of Teaching (P-12) (068092G)

Duration :
18 months (accelerated from 2 years)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 820
Campus
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2016
Course description
Whether you are looking to further your teaching study or want to add a teaching qualification to an existing degree in another discipline, the Master of Teaching (P-12) will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all states and territories in Australia.

A career in teaching creates a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people. Postgraduate-level teachers are in high demand due to their in-depth knowledge of curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.

Our academic staff are experienced industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share. You'll also get plenty of chances to expand your networks and gain industry experience through your practical placement and field work.

The course takes a blended-learning approach and combines 15 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, so you can balance your study with other commitments. There's also guided online teaching and learning activities, and in-school teaching practice placements.

You'll get plenty of chances to apply your knowledge through 60 days of supervised practice in primary and secondary schools plus 10 days of supervised field work and an additional 45 days professional experience gained through completion of the Professional Attachment. In your final semester you'll also complete an action research project.
The on-campus study is held at our Albury-Wodonga campus, while the online and school-based activities can be conducted at places most convenient to you.

Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). When you graduate you'll be eligible for registration with the VIT - a compulsory requirement for work as a teacher or principal in any Victorian government, Catholic or independent school, or childcare facility. This includes primary, secondary and early childhood teaching (ECT). VIT registration means your teaching qualification will be recognised in other states and territories.

Our graduates have become teachers in primary and secondary government, Catholic or independent schools across the country.

We offer flexibility in how you study. Choose to study for two years full-time or accelerate your study so you finish within 1.5 years. You can even study for 12 months and exit early with a Graduate Diploma.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
An approved undergraduate Bachelor's degree, preferably one that meets the prerequisites for two specialist areas, as described in the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Specialist Area Guidelines,
If you have discipline studies in only one secondary school curriculum area, you are also eligible to apply.
Professional recognition
When you graduate you'll be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT registration is required to work as a teacher or principal in any Victorian government, Catholic or independent school, or childcare facility.

VIT registration also means your teaching qualification will be recognised in other states and territories.

Please note: if you are an international student you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (P-12) MasterAlbury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (084949G)

Duration :
18 months (accelerated from 2 years).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 170
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
Course description
Enhance your undergraduate degree with this two-year teaching qualification and graduate with the skills you need to work as a primary school teacher around Australia.

You'll gain teaching skills across physical education, technology, science, humanities, literacy and numeracy. Your subjects will also cover contemporary teaching methods, curriculum theory, lesson planning and classroom management - all of which will shape the way you run your classes.

You'll learn how to design lesson plans, integrate technology into curriculum design, and develop strategies to promote effective learning. You'll also be able to evaluate strategies that support students' wellbeing, as well as inclusive student participation.

Your subjects will be taught through a blend of online distance learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes, delivered in three five-day blocks at our Melbourne Campus. To build practical teaching experience, you'll participate in 60 days of supervised teaching practice and complete a practitioner research project.

You have the option to complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or extended over 30 months.

As well as a preparing you for a successful career in teaching, this degree also creates an opportunity to undertake further research in education.

Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT registration is recognised in other states and territories too.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
An approved undergraduate Bachelor's degree.
Professional recognition
Our course is held to high professional and ethical teaching standards and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This qualification is also recognised in other Australian states and territories.

Please note: if you are an international student you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (Primary) MasterMelbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Related study options

Your study experience

Primary teaching placements

You will do 60 days of practical experience in a variety of schools including government, Catholic, independent, rural and metropolitan.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Education or focus on staff in Primary teaching.