University of Technology Sydney

C04255v3 Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

Award(s): Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (MTeach)
CRICOS code: 080952M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
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. The course offers major studies in English, Mathematics, Science, PDHPE (available to C10300 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science pathway students until the 2021 intake only), HSIE, English/HSIE, English/EAL/D, Science/Mathematics, HSIE/Mathematics, Science/EAL/D, and Mathematics/EAL/D.

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 and adheres to the subject content knowledge prerequisites as stipulated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). 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 in a public or private school, locally or internationally (subject to meeting relevant employer requirements).

Please note: Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements. As of the date of publication, the NSW DoE requirements can be found here. Both public and private sector schools can set eligibility requirements relating to academic performance among other criteria. Requirements to teach internationally can vary from country to country.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Know secondary school 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 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
1.5 Engage in professional learning for educators
2.1 Plan and carry out extended analysis, and undertake independent research, of issues related to content-specialisations and teaching theories and practices
3.1 Create and maintain inclusive, supportive, well-managed, diverse and safe learning environments
4.1 Research and plan ways to embed Indigenous Australian (includes both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) knowledges in the curriculum and acknowledge histories of Indigenous Australian strength, disadvantage and dominant culture privilege
5.1 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the associated school communities
6.1 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies in academic, professional and community contexts
6.2 Collaborate with learning designers, analysts and subject matter experts, using effective English communication skills, to design technology-intensive learning resources

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 bachelor degree should contain at least one major discipline study relevant to the first teaching area as described by the NSW curriculum and consistent with NESA Subject Content Knowledge Requirements. In the event the degree also contains a minor discipline study relevant to that area, students qualify to teach a second or additional subject. For a major discipline study this equates to six subjects, with no more than two subjects at first-year level and no fewer than two subjects at third-year level. A minor discipline study equates to four subjects, with no more than two subjects at the first-year level.

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application.

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.

Applications

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Course structure

Students in the English, Mathematics, Science, and HSIE (Business Studies/Economics) majors must complete 96 credit points made up of 42 credit points of core subjects, a 30-credit-point major and 24 credit points of electives. Students in the major/minor majors must complete 96 credit points made up of 42 credit points of core subjects, a 42-credit-point major/minor, 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. 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

STM91489 Secondary Education core 42cp
CBK91920 Key Learning Areas 54cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full-time are shown below.

Science / English as an Additional Language or Dialect, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013243 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013244 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring session
010025 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Schools   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013245 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
English major, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013232 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013233 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013234 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Mathematics major, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013238 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013239 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013240 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Science major, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013243 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013244 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013245 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
HSIE major, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013235 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013236 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Spring D Session
013237 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
English / Human Society and its Environment, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013232 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013235 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013233 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013236 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013234 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
English / English as an Additional Language, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013232 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013233 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring session
010025 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Schools   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013234 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Science / Mathematics, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013243 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013238 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013244 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013239 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013245 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
Human Society and its Environment / Mathematics, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013235 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
013238 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013236 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 2   6cp
013239 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013237 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90869 Electives (Secondary Education) 12cp  
Mathematics / English as an Additional Language or Dialect, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Autumn D Session
013409 Professional Learning   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
013238 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
Spring D Session
013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
Autumn D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013239 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Spring session
010025 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Schools   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
013240 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   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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