Master of Teaching (Secondary)

General

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Program Description

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a dynamic course dedicated to preparing future teachers for Secondary Education.

Designed specifically to develop professional knowledge in both theory and essential practice within real classrooms, graduates are provided with all the necessary tools to become successful and confident teachers.

This coursework program accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and individual schools.

Upon completion, graduates are eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Graduates will have met the highest standards in personal ethics and practice which the profession demands.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in a particular discipline to enrol in a major area of specialisation (eg. a Major in their Bachelor degree) and intermediate skills to enrol in a minor area of specialisation (eg. a Minor in their Bachelor Degree), and provide a resume, In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. Applicants' non-academic capabilities will be assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire.

One or more of the specialisations in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the specialisation for more information.

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 5)

Students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening.

Note:

  • If secondary education and degree studies were completed within a period of 2 years before applying for registration in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, applicants do not need to provide proof of English competency.
  • Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have an undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University are deemed to have met English language requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200 Personal Literacy  
NUM1200 Personal Numeracy  

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1st January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate. Students who enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will need to complete successfully both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to enrol beyond 120 credit points within their course.

This course includes a range of specialisations. Students must select two of these specialisations, one being a major study and the other a minor study. Students should select their major and minor areas of study (specialisations) based on their previous undergraduate studies. At the undergraduate level, the study undertaken for a major study will be equivalent to a total of three quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study taken over three years. The study undertaken for a minor study will be equivalent to a total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years.

The Catholic Education, Health Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialisations are only available as areas of minor study. The Instrumental Music specialisation is only available as a minor area of study, and may only be undertaken by students who are completing the Music specialisation as their major area of study.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6230 Classroom Management and Instruction 10
EDU6231 Learning and Teaching: From Theory to Practice 10
Unit from Specialisation Major Area of Specialisation 10
Unit from Specialisation Minor Area of Specialisation 10
PPA6150 First Professional Practice 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6332 Diversity and Inclusion: The Differentiated Classroom 10
EDU6333 Assessment and Reporting in Teaching 10
Unit from Specialisation Major Area of Specialisation 10
Unit from Specialisation Minor Area of Specialisation 10
PPA6250 Second Professional Practice 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDF6101 Strategies for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students 15
CUR6210 Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
EDU6120 Literacy and Numeracy in Teaching and Learning 15
EDU6784 High Impact Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
All students must complete the following two units (30 credit points):
PPA6460 Final Professional Practice 15
TPA6130 Teaching Performance Assessment 15

In addition, students must choose one of the following three options (30 credit points each):

Option 1: Professional Learning - Research Mode

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES6101 Research Preparation: Methods of Research 20
EDU6195 Advanced Seminar 10

Option 2: Professional Learning - Internship Mode

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPL6157 School-based Professional Learning: Internship 30

Option 3: Professional Learning - Graduate Certificate Mode

In consultation with the Course Coordinator, students may select two Graduate Certificate of Education and/or Graduate Certificate of Secondary Education units totalling 30 credit points.

Specialisations you can study in this course

  • Art Education
  • Catholic Education
  • Computing Education
  • Dance Education
  • Design and Technology Education
  • Drama Education
  • English Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Home Economics Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Education
  • Instrumental Music Education
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Education
  • Music Education
  • Science Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise teaching theory and practice in authentic situations.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative curriculum, learning and assessment activities in secondary education.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of secondary teaching.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute an extended practicum.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Secondary school teachers may also work in the industry, TAFE, community organisations, private tutoring, consultancies, personnel training, administration and public relations.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Teacher, Art Teacher, Computing Teacher, Dance Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher, Drama Teacher, English Teacher, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Home Economics Teacher, Humanities and Social Science Teacher.

Last updated May 2020

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