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Master of Learning and Teaching Specialisation Primary (MOLT)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become a primary school teacher

USQ’s Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) enables those with a Bachelor degree in a field other than education to become a primary school teacher, providing they meet all other entry requirements. You will gain an extensive understanding of primary school teaching in Queensland and advanced and comprehensive masters level degree will allow you to graduate with a high degree of employability. 

There is an option to complete the degree full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. We also accept mid-year entry.

Professional experience

There are 60 days of supervised professional experience placements and 20 days of an unsupervised internship at a 50 percent teaching load in a primary school or other approved educational context. You will have the opportunity to undertake some of your professional experience overseas. There is also the opportunity to complete some of your practical experience in regional and Indigenous locations.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) are eligible to apply to the Queensland College of Teachers for teacher registration. 

In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (PLANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of 8 courses. Please register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) wesite.

As a graduate, you will be eligible for teacher registration. Our Education graduates have been successful in finding employment throughout Queensland and the world.
Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x core courses 8
8 x Primary specialisation courses 8
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18980

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline other than education with a minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0.
  • All applicants must show how their prior studies meet specialisation requirements by submitting a completed Teaching Area - Form G with their application.
  • From Semester 1 2018 you will be required to submit a statement addressing suitability criteria. For information on selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, please see the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.