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C04255v1 Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

Award(s): Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (MTeach)
UAC code: 940260 (EnglishCSP) (Calendar B Autumn session) , 940262 (MathsCSP) (Calendar B Autumn session) , 940264 (ScienceCSP) (Calendar B Autumn session) , 940268 (PDHPECSP) (Calendar B Autumn session) , 940272 (MathSciCSP) (Calendar B Autumn session) , 940280 (HSIECSP) (Calendar B Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080952M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This teacher education preparation course provides students with a master's qualification to teach in NSW secondary schools. Students who have both the required undergraduate degree and specialisation subjects can complete the course in two years of full-time study or 1.5 years in accelerated mode. The course offers major studies in English, Mathematics, Science, PDHPE, Mathematics/Science and HSIE (Business Studies/Economics).

The core component provides research-based studies of educational theory and practice as a basis for professional decision-making in the secondary school context; the major component provides teaching methods; and the professional experience component includes both campus-based and field-based experiences, and is available in each of the specialisation areas.

This course is a NSW secondary school teaching preparation course. It is suitable for students about to graduate with a bachelor's degree and for mature-aged graduates who are changing careers and want a teaching qualification. It includes an intensive professional experience program where students spend 60 days in practical experience teaching, and offers extensive, structured and closely supported experiences of secondary school teaching in different settings. The course has the flexibility to enable students who have completed most but not all of the required undergraduate specialisation subjects to undertake the additional required subjects as part of the degree.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to enable future teachers and educational leaders to generate advanced knowledge of educational practice, pedagogy, policy, curriculum and systems; to inquire into and research practice to improve educational experiences and outcomes; to build the capability to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise theories of learning and teaching; to develop extensive knowledge and respect for diverse societies, cultures and abilities to inform inclusive practices; to apply their understanding and skill with creativity and expert judgment; to become professionals with a profound ethical foundation, sense of social responsibility and a commitment to social justice; to operate as autonomous professional learners in changing global communities; to become effective communicators highly skilled in new literacies; and to make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education.

Career options

Career options include secondary school teaching in the chosen specialisations.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Know students and how they learn, with an advanced ability to critically evaluate the physical, social and emotional dimensions of learners
1.2 Know the content and how to teach it, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of a teaching program in one or more disciplines to critically evaluate its delivery
1.3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning with an advanced knowledge of educational practice, pedagogy, policy, curriculum and systems
1.4 Create and maintain supportive, well-managed and safe learning environments
1.5 Engage in professional learning, demonstrating complex problem solving and intellectual independence in a research project
1.6 Exhibit recent technological pedagogical and content knowledge with creativity and initiative
2.1 Enquire into and research practice to improve educational experiences and outcomes
2.2 Critically analyse and reflect on and synthesise complex theories of learning and teaching
3.1 Demonstrate extensive knowledge and respect for diverse societies, cultures and an ability to inform inclusive practices
4.1 Understand and appreciate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, policies and priorities and their implications for teaching and inclusion
5.1 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community with a high level of personal autonomy
5.2 Are professionals with a profound ethical foundation and sense of social responsibility and a commitment to social justice
6.1 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
6.2 Possess literacy and numeracy skills across a broad range of communication modes and technologies
6.3 Are effective communicators, highly skilled in new literacies, able to justify and interpret professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
6.4 Are able to make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or CAE: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis. Students may elect to complete the course over a one-and-a-half-year, full-time accelerated program.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects, a 36-credit-point major and 12 credit points of electives.

The core subjects draw on the foundation education disciplines of learning, motivation and adolescent psychology as well as addressing the education of students with special needs. There is also a research project or capstone in the final session. The major component provides subjects that draw on teaching methods in the specific discipline area including incorporating key areas such as literacy and numeracy into lessons. The professional experience component aims to develop the professional knowledge, skills and values needed by an effective educator in students' major area.

Course completion requirements

STM90780 Core subjects (SecEd) 48cp
CBK90868 Major choice (SecEd) 36cp
CBK90869 Electives (SecEd) 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full-time and in accelerated mode are shown below.

English major
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013411 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013412 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013413 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013414 English Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Mathematics major
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013415 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013416 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013417 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013418 Mathematics Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Science major
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013419 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013420 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013421 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013422 Science Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
PDHPE major
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013427 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013428 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013429 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013430 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Mathematics/Science major
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013419 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013420 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013415 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013416 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
HSIE major, Business Studies/Economics option
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013435 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013436 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013438 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013439 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
English major, accelerated
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013411 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013412 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013414 English Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013413 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Mathematics major, accelerated
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013415 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013416 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013418 Mathematics Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013417 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Science major, accelerated
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013419 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013420 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013422 Science Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013421 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
PDHPE major, accelerated
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013427 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013428 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013430 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013429 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Mathematics/Science major, accelerated
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013419 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013415 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013420 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013416 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
HSIE major, Business Studies/Economics, accelerated option
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
013435 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013438 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013403 The School in the Context of Contemporary Society   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
013439 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013436 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 4   6cp
013401 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 1   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013408 Designing Learning for a Digital Generation   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
013402 Professional Experience and Classroom Management 2   6cp
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013407 Perspectives on Aboriginal Education   6cp
013410 Capstone: Professional Vision in Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp

Professional recognition

This course has received professional accreditation by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as a recognised secondary school teaching qualification. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduands must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency.

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