MTeach FAQs – general

The answers to most questions about the Master of Teaching program can be found under other headings, particularly general information, Early-childhood teaching, Primary teaching, Secondary teaching, School counselling, and the MTeach prerequisites menu at the left of this page. The information in this section is supplementary to the details provided elsewhere.




Q. Is there a one-year course?
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No. In response to the increasing demand on teacher accreditation, The University of Sydney discontinued its one-year Graduate Diploma of Education more than 12 years ago, replacing it with a longer, higher-level program.



Q. Will I get credit for my undergraduate degree?
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The MTeach combines with your undergraduate degree to give you a teaching qualification. You do not get credit/advance standing for your bachelor's degree.



Q. What level of teacher will I graduate as?
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The MTeach qualifies people with five-year teacher-training status in NSW and other Australian jurisdictions, which affects their starting salaries.



Q. What are the entry requirements?
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These are listed in detail under the MTeach prerequisites menu.



Q. When are classes held?
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This information is available under the general information about the MTeach.



Q. What are the contact hours per week for full-time students?
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Full-time students are required to attend 15–20 contact hours per week. Reduced-load students are required to attend 7–10 contact hours per week. It is expected that all students dedicate the same amount of time per week to private study toward their degree as they spend at the University. Because the Master of Teaching is such a demanding course, intending students are advised against attempting full-time work concurrently with full-time study.



Q. How many practicum placements are there in the MTeach?
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Information about teaching practicums is available under the "Professional experiences in education" section of the website. All students undertaking practicum placements will need to make themselves available at full-time load.



Q. What subjects can I qualify to teach in the ?
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The secondary-school curriculum areas that are usually offered in the MTeach – and the completion requirements for each – are listed on the secondary teaching page.



Q. What are the fees?
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Up-to-date information about fees is published on the fees and charges page of this section, as well as under the Sydney Student entry for each stream of the MTeach.



Q. What if I don't meet the prerequisites for my chosen course?
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Conditional offers of enrolment may be extended to applicants in the school counselling and secondary streams who fall short of admission prerequisites. Other students seeking entry into these streams may be advised to complete non-award study before applying.