Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Berwick, Peninsula


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This Master of Teaching specialisation qualifies graduates to teach children from five to 12 years of age in primary schools. Students develop an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching and acquire a perspective of teaching as the power to change. They develop their understanding of teaching and learning theories for primary school children based on contemporary education issues and child development, and focus on the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities and social education, science, and health and physical education. Students develop their abilities to practise and report on effective assessment of children's development. They learn how inclusive practices meet a diversity of student needs and build a repertoire of strategies to manage classroom settings. Professional understanding and skills are extended through 60 days of supervised professional experience, and students learn to generate and reflect on evidence to evaluate their practice and build professional judgement. This specialisation prepares students to become effective and proactive leaders and educators in primary education.


All units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Students must complete:

  • EDF4120 Learning at the heart of teaching
  • EDF4121 Teaching: The power to change
  • EDF4122 Teaching partnerships: Working with families and communities
  • EDF4123 Literacy across the years
  • EDF5016 Inclusive teaching
  • EDF5017 Numeracy for learners and teachers
  • EDF5018 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • EDF5019 Teacher as professional leader
  • EDF5030 Science education in the primary years
  • EDF5031 Literacy and English education in the primary years
  • EDF5032 Numeracy and mathematics education in the primary years
  • EDF5033 Humanities and social sciences education in the primary years
  • EDF5034 Arts and design education in the primary years
  • EDF5035 Health and physical education in the primary years
  • EDF5931 Primary professional experience 1 (0 points)
  • EDF5932 Primary professional experience 2 (0 points)
  • EDF5933 Primary professional experience 3 (0 points)
  • EDF5934 Primary professional experience 4 (0 points)

plus one of the following extended professional learning options:

* This unit is only available by invitation. It may provide a pathway to a research degree.

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for course progression advice.


60 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in primary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation ( for information.

Relevant courses

D6001 Master of Teaching