2017 Postgraduate Courses

Master of Teaching (Secondary) | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Abbreviation:

MTeach(Sec)

UOW Course Code:

1643

CRICOS Code:

080834F

Total Credit Points:

96

Duration:

2 years full-time. Part-time equivalent (Wollongong part-time is completed over 3 years).

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Delivery Campus:

Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Wollongong

Additional Information:

Course Finder

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) provides a professional course of pre-service education for aspiring secondary school teachers (Years 7-12). The Master of Teaching program aims to combine the practical and theoretical elements of teaching by immersing students in both classroom and university studies from the commencement of the program. Early immersion into teaching and a focus on research to inform teaching practice are central to the program.  The course provides students with a minimum of 60 days professional experience.

New students will be required to complete the new online Working With Children Check (WWCC) at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au. Clearance must be obtained prior to attending professional experience.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to keep abreast of latest developments in educational theory, policy and practice, evaluating and applying them to their own professional teaching practice.
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to critically evaluate, interpret, design and conduct research for educational purposes.
  3. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of secondary classrooms and schools, developed through participation in professional dialogue with practitioners, peers, school immersion and professional experience programs.
  4. Work as adaptable, responsible, reflective, autonomous secondary teachers who use their skills and knowledge of teaching, learning and learners to make informed judgments that improve their classroom practice and their students’ learning.
  5. Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues.
  6. Work effectively with students, families and colleagues in the school, building relationships that contribute to students’ and teachers’ learning and well-being. 

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are required to complete 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.  Students may only choose teaching methods approved at course enrolment.  Some methods may not be offered if minimum enrolment numbers are not met.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMT901 What is Teaching? 6 Autumn
EDMT902 What is Learning? 6 Autumn
EDMT903 Communication for Teachers 6 Autumn
EDMS920 Literacy and Numeracy in the Secondary School 6 Autumn
EDMS921 Understanding Adolescence: Creating Supportive Learning Environments 6 Spring
EDMT905 Learners with Special Needs 6 Spring
EDMT909 Models And Approaches To Understanding Behaviour And Wellbeing 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points from either Option A or Option B
Option A (12 credit points)
EDMS826 Mathematics Method I 12 Annual
EDMS828 Science Method I 12 Annual
EDMS830 Health and Physical Education Method I 12 Annual
EDMS832 Visual Arts Method I 12 Annual
EDMS834 Music Method I 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS836 Modern Languages Other than English* 12 Annual
EDMS837 Drama Method* 12 Annual
EDMS845 TESOL Method* 12 Annual
EDMS846 English Method* 12 Not offered in 2017
OR
EDMS838 Humanities and Social Sciences Method I** 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring
* This subject may be taken in Year 1 or 2 but a second single method from Option B must be selected in the alternate year as per your letter of offer.
**If approved for two HSS areas, take HSS I (EDMS838) in the first year and HSSII (EDMS839) in the second year.
Year 2
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMS922 Assessment and Reporting in the Secondary Context 6 Autumn
EDMT906 Aboriginal Education 6 Autumn
EDMT907 Teachers and Community 6 Autumn
EDMT908 Entering the Profession 6 Spring
Select ONE subject from the elective list below:
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI905 Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning 6 Autumn
EDGR926 Current Issues in English Curriculum and Policy 6 Spring
EDGS916 Models of Behaviour Management 6 Spring
EDGS922 Teaching Gifted Students 6 Autumn
EDGS951  Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT830 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6 Autumn
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Spring
EDGT940 Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
Plus either Option A or Option B as selected in the first year:
Option A (12 credit points).  Continue with the second part of the teaching method selected in first year:
EDMS827 Mathematics Method II 12 Annual
EDMS829 Science Method II 12 Annual
EDMS831 Health and Physical Education Method II 12 Not offered in 2017
EDMS833 Visual Arts Method II 12 Annual
EDMS835 Music Method II 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS845 TESOL Method* 12 Annual
EDMS846 English Method* 12 Not offered in 2017
OR
EDMS839 Humanities and Social Sciences Method II 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods***:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring
* This subject may be taken in Year 1 or 2 but as a second single method from Option B must be selected in the alternate year as per your letter of offer.
***The Year 2 HSS Spring method must not be the same as the Year 1 HSS Spring method.

 

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information 

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Education website
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 March, 2017