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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Sec)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1714.3

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 in this course is 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year 2H 2017 - please refer to: 1714.2 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

For Commencement Year 2015 to 1H 2017 - please refer to: 1714.1 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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.

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 professional 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 Education Standards Authority. There are two exit points: the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) and Master of Educational Studies for students not seeking a professional teaching qualification. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) is 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 NSW Education Standards Authority. 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 Education Standards Authority for the subject(s) the applicant is intending to teach.

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/future-returning-teachers/become-a-teacher/

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

Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4 in undergraduate study. Current students transitioning from approved Western Sydney Pathway to Teaching programs are not included in this GPA requirement.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Current Western Sydney University students in the courses listed below can apply via the Western Sydney University Transition to Teaching:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) – Pathway to Teaching (Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

All other applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

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 24-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 in the WSU 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 in units 102086 Designing Teaching and Learning, 102098 Contemporary Teacher Leadership, 102093 Secondary Professional Practice 1, 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2, 5. 102605 Professional Practice Community Engagement must:

• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training

• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check

• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training

Link to Child Protection Awareness Training, Working with Children Check and Anaphylaxis training

• Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Link to Inherent Requirements

Additional Requirement:

Satisfactorily complete the School of Education Academic Literacy and Numeracy TASK for unit 102093 Secondary Professional Practice 1

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating and prior to enrolment in unit 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2, students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST.

Link to National 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 1715 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) on completion of 80 credit points of study (excluding Professional Practice units) selected from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) units.

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

Students can exit with the 1716 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) on completion of 40 credit points of study selected from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) units.

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

Note: A Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) would be an appropriate exit point for an already accredited teacher, whilst the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) would be for a student not wishing to pursue classroom teaching as a career. Please note, that these are not teaching qualifications.

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2 in Session 3 of the recommended sequence below.

These students should complete one unit from the list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

1859 - Master of Educational Studies (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

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102093.3Secondary Professional Practice 1

Semester 3

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice

.

102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2. These students should complete one unit from the list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

102094.2Secondary Professional Practice 2

Semester 4

102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102605.1Professional Practice Community Engagement
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

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102093.3Secondary Professional Practice 1

.

102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Semester 3

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2. These students should complete one unit from the list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

102094.2Secondary Professional Practice 2

Semester 4

102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102605.1Professional Practice Community Engagement

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
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102093.3Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Semester 3

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102605.1Professional Practice Community Engagement
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2

.

102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2. These students should complete one unit from the list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

102094.2Secondary Professional Practice 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

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082.1Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102093.3Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice
102605.1Professional Practice Community Engagement

.

102088.1Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091.1Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089.1Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092.1Secondary Curriculum 2C

Semester 3

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102087.1Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090.1Secondary Curriculum 2A
102098.2Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102085.2Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2. These students should complete one unit from the list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

102094.2Secondary Professional Practice 2

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2 in Session 3 of the recommended sequence above.

These students should complete one unit from the following list to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

1859 - Master of Educational Studies (exit only)

Choose one of the following units on offer in alternate years in 1H Session commencing 2017:

101651.1Applied Imagination
101658.1Transformative Learning
102149.2Inclusive Environments
102158.1Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts

Or one of the following units on offer alternate years in 1H Session commencing 2018:

102152.1Social Ecology
102168.1Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102157.1Ecopedagogies
102159.1Designing Curriculum Futures

Or one of the following units on offer alternate years in 2H Session commencing 2017:

102148.1Engaging Communities
102161.1Leading Change
102160.1Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102156.1Disability in Context

Or one of the following units on offer alternate years in 2H Session commencing 2018:

102165.1At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102155.1Teaching and Learning with Adults
101652.1Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102146.1Effective Working Relationships


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