Secondary teaching Professional Experiences

professional experiences secondary teaching

Professional Experience (practice teaching) is integral to each of the secondary-school teacher-education degrees offered by Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. In-school placements commence in in Year 3 of the five-year combined BEd, BA and BEd, BSc bachelor's degrees; Year 1 of the four-year Health and Physical Education/HMHE bachelor's degree; and Year 1 of the two-year Master of Education.

The Office of Professional Experiences in Teacher Education (OPE) builds partnerships with schools that offer Professional Experience placements. One of the major advantages of becoming a placement school is that the Office of Professional Learning (OPL) within Sydney School of Education and Social Work offers free enrolment for teacher-mentors (internship supervisors) in its courses and seminars, which are regarded as a means of strengthening the mentoring of our preservice students. The close relationship between the OPE and OPL is demonstrated by the fact that co-director of Professional Experiences Dr Debra Talbot is director of Professional Learning.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Health and Physical Education/HMHE)

In 2017, the Professional Experience program for the BEd (Sec:Health and Physical Education/HMHE) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 1

 
a 10-day block during Semester One

 
12 June to 19 June 2017

Year 2
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 2

 
attend one day only (the Friday unless another day has been negotiated) of Semester One, weeks 12 and 13

 

a 15-day block during Semester One

 
2 and 9 June 2017
 

 

13 June to 30 June 2017

Year 3
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 3

 
a 19-day block during Semester One

 
5 June to 30 June 2017
(12 June public holiday)

Year 4
Internship

 
a 30-day internship in Semester Two

 
9 October to 17 November 2017




Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies)

In 2017, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd (Sec:Aboriginal Studies) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 4
Professional Practices 3

 
a 30-day block during Semester One
(excluding April school holidays)

 
3 April to 26 May 2017


  Extent of supplementary professional experience Dates

Year 4
Recognition of Prior Learning or Workplace Training/Service Learning Program

 
10 days (minimum 20 hours) spread across all four semesters of the degree program

 
To be agreed between the OPE and preservice teachers [see BEd (Sec:AbStud) policies and forms]




Bachelor of Education, BA or BSc [combined degrees]

In 2017, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd, BA or BEd, BSc programs comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 3
Professional Experience A

 
a 20-day block during Semester Two

 
28 August to 22 September 2017

Year 4
Professional Experience B

 
a 25-day block during Semester One

 
8 May to 9 June 2017

Year 5
Internship


a 35-day internship in Semester Two


9 October to 24 November 2017




Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary:HPE)

In 2017, the Professional Experience program for the MTeach(Sec) and MTeach(Sec:HPE) programs comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Experience 1


a 20-day block during Semester Two


28 August to 22 September 2017

Year 2
Professional Experience 2

 

Teaching Internship

 
a 20-day block during Semester One

 

a 45-day internship in Semester Two

 
8 May to 2 June 2017

 

17 July to 15 September 2017