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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Sec)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1714.1

CRICOS Code: 057369G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2010 - 2014 - 1609.2 - Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an accredited 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 qualification in secondary education, and is taught on campus and in schools, through innovative blended teaching and learning approaches. Graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers, required for registration with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards. There are two early exit points. The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) is for students not seeking a professional teaching qualification. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) will serve as a Professional Development qualification for currently accredited teachers.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Assoc Prof Anne Powersecondaryenquiries@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

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

Accreditation
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Graduates will meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.

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. The completed units in the undergraduate degree must match with the secondary subject content requirements of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards for the subject(s) the applicant intending to teach.

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

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

Additional Information for Applicants:

Current students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) and the Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) can apply via the Western Sydney University Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants must apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

http://www.uac.edu.au

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

International Office

International students who did not complete their undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English Language proficiency requirements and must provide evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:

1. An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows an overall score of at least 7.5 and:

  • a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and
  • a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month period prior to submitting an application.

Or

2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States. Details of acceptable proof are available on The University's International website

International - Entry requirements

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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling students must:

• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training

• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check

Link to Working with Children Check

• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training

Link to Anaphylaxis training

• Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Link to Inherent Requirements

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test.

Link to literacy and numeracy test.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students can exit with the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) on completion of 40 credit points of study selected from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) units. The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) would be an exit point on completion of 80 credit points of study (excluding Professional Practice units) selected from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) units. A Grad Cert Ed Studies would be an appropriate exit point for an already accredited teacher, whilst the Grad Dip Ed Studies would be for a student not wishing to pursue classroom teaching as a career. Please note, that these are not teaching qualifications.

1715 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)

1716 Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)

Recommended Sequence

Start Year Intake Full Time Mode

Semester 1

102081.1Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083.1Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086.1Designing Teaching and Learning
102096.1Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Semester 2

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102093.2Secondary Professional Practice 1

Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate teaching area requirements for a second or additional teaching area would undertake the required additional 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C

Semester 3

102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B
102094.1Secondary Professional Practice 2

Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate teaching area requirements for a second or additional teaching area would undertake the required additional 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.

102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Semester 4

102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102095.2Secondary Professional Practice 3
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2

Mid Year Intake Full Time Mode

Semester 1

102081.1Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083.1Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086.1Designing Teaching and Learning
102096.1Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Semester 2

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B
102093.2Secondary Professional Practice 1

Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate teaching area requirements for a second or additional teaching area would undertake the required additional 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.

102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Semester 3

102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102094.1Secondary Professional Practice 2
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate teaching area requirements for a second or additional teaching area would undertake the required additional 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C

Semester 4

102095.2Secondary Professional Practice 3
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice

Start Year Intake Accelerated Mode

Note: Students with a GPA 5 for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Semester 1

102081.1Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083.1Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086.1Designing Teaching and Learning
102096.1Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Semester 2

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102093.2Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Semester 3

102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B
102094.1Secondary Professional Practice 2
102095.2Secondary Professional Practice 3
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Mode

Note: Students with a GPA 5 for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Semester 1

102081.1Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083.1Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086.1Designing Teaching and Learning
102096.1Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Semester 2

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B
102093.2Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102095.2Secondary Professional Practice 3

Semester 3

102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102094.1Secondary Professional Practice 2
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies


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