Master of Teaching – course notices

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

The requirement to complete literacy and numeracy testing applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences), BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths), BSc; BEd (Secondary:Science), BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).

Information about LANTITES for commencing students: 2017 and 2018 and beyond

2017

All students commencing their studies in 2017 will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows:

  • For the BEd programs, testing must be completed within the first two years of candidature
  • For the MTeach program, testing must be completed before the second year of candidature, that is, during Year One of the program.

2018

It is anticipated that all students commencing their degrees in or after 2018 will be expected to have successfully completed the test prior to enrolling in the course. Before applying for, or enrolling in, the teacher-education degree of your choice, please check our website and/or contact our Professional Engagement and Program Support Team for updates on this information.

Useful links

To register to take the test, go to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au.

For information about teacher-accreditation requirements in NSW, including the testing, go to the website of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Statndards NSW (BOSTES) at http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au

Continuing students (that is, those who enrolled prior to 2017), please contact your Program Support Manager for information on when you will need to complete the testing.


Tuition fees

Tuition fee details for the current academic year can be viewed on Sydney Courses.

Further information can be found on the University’s tuition fees pages.


Timetables

Timetables for the Master of Teaching can be found on the faculty's timetables page. To be allocated to seminar and tutorial groups, all students must download a personal timetable from the MyUni site (available from mid-February).

Semester dates can be viewed on the University's Timetable website.


Course handbooks

The faculty handbook entry for the Master of Teaching can be viewed at Handbooks Online.

The handbook contains information about enrolment, the course program and calendar, the names and contact details for key academic and administrative staff, lists of units of study, course policies and regulations, and Senate resolutions affecting the degrees.


Scholarships

MTeach candidates are eligible for a number of scholarships offered by the University, the faculty and other bodies. Information about University and faculty scholarships and prizes is available from the Scholarships and prizes section of the faculty website.


Graduation

Information about graduation, including ceremony dates, is available from the graduations website.


NSW DE Graduate Recruitment Program sessions

Representatives from the NSW Department of Education visit the University each year to discuss employment opportunities in the Department. During these sessions, Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) personnel will answer questions and distribute information on how to apply for employment under the program.

Further information and application details are available on the Department’s website.


NSW Teachers Federation professional development days

Under the terms of the internship agreement between the University, employers and the unions, attendance at the applicable NSW Teachers Federation day is compulsory for all MTeach students in programs for primary or secondary teaching. Only students in the Early Childhood program are excused from attending. Sessions are dedicated to employment issues including:

  • applications for employment rights

  • entitlements and salary levels

  • permanent and casual teaching

  • Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW requirements.


Accreditation by BOSTES NSW

All graduates of teacher-education programs must be accredited against the Standards for Professional Competence prior to employment in schools. Further details can be found on the BOSTES website.