School Of Education

Secondary Professional Practice 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102094.5


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100978 - Professional Experience II

102093 Secondary Professional Practice 1

102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A OR 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B OR 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C OR 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A OR 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B OR 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary) and must have successfully completed 70 credit points.

About this Unit
In 2021 this unit replaced by 102793 - Professional Experience 2. Secondary Professional Practice 2 is the second Professional Practice unit of the Master of Teaching (Secondary). This unit incorporates a 30-day placement in a secondary school. It is designed to extend Pre-service Teachers’ capacity for sustainable teaching, to such an extent that they are able to demonstrate the competencies expected of a graduate teacher. In addition to basic teaching skills, these competencies include being able to incorporate broader contemporary educational perspectives such as technology, literacy and numeracy, social justice, learning theories and assessment strategies in their teaching, as well as the professional confidence and personal capabilities to work with students, teachers and parents in a school community. The unit focuses on preparing Pre-service Teachers for the classroom by exploring the issues involved in broadening their perspective on student options and engaging inquiry-based pedagogy of the unit encourages Pre-service Teachers to explore their teaching style in order to introduce and reinforce the concept of professional development through reflective practice. In this way, the Professional Practice undertaken during this unit will cohere with and enhance Pre-service Teachers’ perspectives on the theory and practice of teaching and learning in schools.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1. Pre-service Teachers are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer.

Pre-service Teachers will need to

i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number.

ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail a Working with Children Check number.

iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number to

•The School of Education to facilitate processing of a school placement

• Student Central where the document is trimmed and recorded in Callista as a Special Requirement.

2. Pre-service Teachers must also attend a Child Protection Workshop prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Pre-service Teachers who have not completed Child Protection will need to withdraw from the unit.

3. Pre-service Teachers must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and register their certificate with Student Central. Certificates will be required when entering early childhood settings.

4. Pre-service Teachers must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

1714.1Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.3Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING

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