Course

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Sec)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1609.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 057369G


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


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a recognised beginning teaching qualification for secondary teachers. It combines on-campus studies with in-school and other field experiences as professional preparation for effective teaching. The course is end-on to an appropriate Bachelor's degree.

Study Mode
One year full-time in accelerated mode, or 18 months standard full-time progression. Part-time mode is also available (see below).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Assoc Prof Anne Powersecondaryenquiries@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT).

Admission

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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.

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline with appropriate qualifications for secondary teaching.

Additional Information for Applicants:

The appropriateness of the studies taken in the first degree must be consistent with the qualifications standards set by the NSW Institute of Teachers Subject Content Requirements for Teaching in a NSW Secondary School.

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Teaching-in-NSW/Subject-Content-Requirements-abridged/

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.

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.

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

1H session

100972.2Pedagogies for Learning
101074.1Professional Experience 1
101398.1Secondary Method 1A
101399.1Secondary Method 1B

2H session

100978.3Professional Experience II
101401.1Secondary Method 2A
101402.1Secondary Method 2B

Choose one of:

100979.1Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling
100984.1Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101396.1Literacies for Learning
101397.1Psychology for Teaching

Year 2

1H session

101075.1Professional Experience III

Choose the remaining three of:

100979.1Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling
100984.1Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101396.1Literacies for Learning
101397.1Psychology for Teaching

(With

101400.1Secondary Method 1C
101403.1Secondary Method 2C

as needed)

Accelerated Full-time mode (1year)

Year 1

1H session

100972.2Pedagogies for Learning
101074.1Professional Experience 1
101398.1Secondary Method 1A
101399.1Secondary Method 1B

Choose two of:

100979.1Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling
100984.1Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101396.1Literacies for Learning
101397.1Psychology for Teaching

2H session

100978.3Professional Experience II
101075.1Professional Experience III
101401.1Secondary Method 2A
101402.1Secondary Method 2B

Choose the remaining two of:

100979.1Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling
100984.1Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
101396.1Literacies for Learning
101397.1Psychology for Teaching

(With

101400.1Secondary Method 1C
101403.1Secondary Method 2C

as needed)

Part-time progression is dependent on number of credit points taken per semester with bottom limit as per university rules.

Students are eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) after the successful completion of 80 credit points. Please refer to 1610 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies for more information.

1610 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary)



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