Course

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Sec)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1609.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 057369G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course was 2010 - 2014.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2007 to 2009 - 1609.1 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing an appropriate bachelor’s degree. It prepares graduates for careers in secondary school settings and other educational fields in NSW, other Australian states and internationally. The degree provides a strong grounding in secondary education, on campus and in schools, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Graduates meet the Professional Teaching Standards for Graduate Teacher with the NSW Institute of Teachers. There is an early exit point, 1610 - the Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies, for students not seeking a professional teaching qualification.

Study Mode
One year in accelerated mode, one and a half years in full-time mode, up to three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Jose HanhamEnquirieseducation@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is accredited with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Applicants must meet the Key Learning Area requirements of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards.

Master of Teaching and all other postgraduate teaching courses IELTS (Academic)- 7.5 overall score (with a minimum 7.0 for reading and writing and 8.0 for listening and speaking).

Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.

GOVERNMENT POLICIES: Education employers have special staff requirements and policies that apply to intending students of education courses. At entry, this involved signing a Prohibited Employment Declaration.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

http://uws.edu.au/international

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Completion Prerequisites (from 2016 onwards)

Prior to graduating students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education Students

Link to literacy and numeracy test.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Government Policies: Education employers have special staff requirements and policies that apply to intending students of education courses. At entry, this involves signing a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.

Course Structure

The revised Master of Teaching (Secondary) comprises 12 units of study which cover three broad areas of: Secondary Teaching Methodology, Foundation Studies and Professional Experiences. All units are 10 credit points or one semester in duration.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students are eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) after the successful completion of 80 credit points.

Exit Award: 1610 - Graduate Diploma in Education Studies

Recommended sequence

Start Year Intake

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Semester 1

101639Introduction to Teaching and Learning
101398Secondary Method 1A
101399Secondary Method 1B
101074Professional Experience 1

Semester 2

101640Pedagogies in Practice
101401Secondary Method 2A
101402Secondary Method 2B
100978Professional Experience II

Semester 3

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity
101075Professional Experience III

Accelerated Full-time mode (1 year)

Year 1

Semester 1

101639Introduction to Teaching and Learning
101398Secondary Method 1A
101399Secondary Method 1B
101074Professional Experience 1

Choose two of

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity

Semester 2

101640Pedagogies in Practice
101401Secondary Method 2A
101402Secondary Method 2B
100978Professional Experience II
101075Professional Experience III

Choose one of

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity

Mid Year Intake

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Semester 1

101639Introduction to Teaching and Learning
101401Secondary Method 2A
101402Secondary Method 2B
101074Professional Experience 1

Semester 2

101640Pedagogies in Practice
101398Secondary Method 1A
101399Secondary Method 1B
100978Professional Experience II

Semester 3

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity
101075Professional Experience III

Accelerated Full-time mode (1 year)

Year 1

Semester 1

101639Introduction to Teaching and Learning
101401Secondary Method 2A
101402Secondary Method 2B
101074Professional Experience 1

Choose two of

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity

Semester 2

101640Pedagogies in Practice
101398Secondary Method 1A
101399Secondary Method 1B
100978Professional Experience II
101075Professional Experience III

Choose one of

100984Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101642Positive Learning Environments
101641Diversity, Social Justice and Equity

Students with appropriate undergraduate qualifications who undertake the full-time mode may also access 101400 - Secondary Method 1C and 101403 - Secondary Method 2C in the relevant semester.



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