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|
All students commencing their studies in 2017 will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows:
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.
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 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) at http://educationstandards.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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements.
Accreditation by NESA
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 NESA website.