Taught course

Teaching (Primary)

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences
(MTeach (Primary))

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: An appropriate bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools (i.e., course that link to school curriculum content areas such as mathematics, English, science, history, geography, The Arts, health and physical education, ICT). ELP - overall IELTS proficiency level of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 078819A International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS score of 7.5 overall, Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, and Speaking 8. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a teacher preparation program specifically designed for people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a primary school teacher in 1.5 years of full-time study. The program is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion for teaching.

The program consists of periods of on-campus lectures, tutorials and workshops, alternated with blocks of professional placements in schools. Strong emphasis is placed on classroom practice with placements designed to provide opportunity for professional development and learning for growth into the role of beginning teacher. All placements are supported by an expert team of university facilitators, whose role is to liaise, visit, observe practice, and support the pre-service teachers and school-based mentors.

Students will gain the benefits of being taught by national and international award-winning lecturers and will be thoroughly prepared for a career in education through access to the latest innovations in teaching research taking place within UQ¿s School of Education.

This program is 1.5 years full time - it is the equivalent of 2 years (4 semesters) full time, offered intensively over 18 calendar months by using a summer semester.

Information for international students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004

Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Fees and funding

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

Qualification and course duration

(MTeach (Primary))

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980