University Handbook 2018

Master of Teaching (P–12)

This course is being phased out.  No new enrolments will be permitted from 2016. Students currently enrolled in this degree will be able to complete their degree under the structure outlined below.

Course Details
Location Albury-Wodonga
Course Coordinator Alison Lugg
Course Code EMTPW
Available to International students Yes
CRICOS 068092G
Course duration 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit Points 240
Exchange opportunity  
Leave of absence available Leave of absence is not available for this course of study other than in exceptional circumstance and with the approval of the Course Coordinator.
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe

Course description

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent with double major, major, or sub-major sequences in discipline studies that are relevant to the post-primary curriculum. To meet expectations of schools and to ensure maximum career opportunities, it is desirable that graduates are qualified to teach in at least two post-primary subject disciplines, with at least one to Year 11/12 level and at least one for teaching Years 7–10 acceptable to the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Applicants with discipline studies in only one post-primary curriculum area are eligible to apply. For further information on eligibility; follow the links to Teacher Education and Specialist Area Guidelines at

English requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English will require an IELTS score of 7.5, with no individual band score less than 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.

Special requirements

A satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking teaching practice in schools is required. Students upon first enrolling in teacher education courses will be required to complete a ‘Working with Children Check’ in Victoria, or the equivalent process in other states and territories. Subsequently, a positive notice is required in order for a student to continue the course.

Course structure

Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.

*LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit online subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

First year

Methods of Teaching (Later Years) Classroom Management and Student Responsibility Teaching Practice A Learning and Professional Practice (WK 18-23)
Teaching Practice B Issues in Education A (P12) Methods of Teaching (Middle Years) Learning Differences and Pedagogy
Teaching Practice C Methods of Teaching (Early Years) Teacher as Researcher Issues in Education B (P12)

Second year

Semester 1 EDU5BEG
The Beginning Teacher (30cp)
Semester 1 EDU5TRP
Teacher Research Project (30cp)

Secondary teaching methods available in the Master of Teaching (P–12) program:

Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Commerce & Business Studies, Commerce & Business Studies (additional),  Drama, Drama (double), Economics, English, English (double), Environmental Science, Geography, Health, History, Home Economics, Humanities, (previously Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)), Humanities Additional, Information Technology/Computing, LOTE, LOTE (double), Mathematics, Mathematics (double), Music, Music (double), Outdoor Education, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Education/Religious Studies, Science, Science (double), Sociology, Technology, Visual Arts, Visual Arts (double), VET.


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