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 Faculty of Education and Social Work 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 Human Movement and Health Education bachelor's degree; and Year 1 of the two-year Master of Education.

The faculty is continually building and sustaining partnerships with schools that offer Professional Experience placements. One of the major advantages of becoming a placement school it that the faculty offers free enrolment for teacher-mentors (internship supervisors) in Professional Learning opportunities organised by the faculty. Such courses and seminars are prioritised by the faculty as ways of strengthening the effectiveness of practising teachers in mentoring our preservice students.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary:HMHE)

In 2016, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd (Sec:HMHE) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 1

 
a nine-day block during Semester One

 
6–17 June 2016
(13 June public holiday)

Year 2
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 2

 
attend one day only (the Friday unless another day has been negotiated) of Semester Two, weeks 11 and 12

 

a 15-day block during Semester Two

 
21 and 28 October 2016
 

 

31 October to
18 November 2016

Year 3
Professional Practice in
PDHPE 3

 
a 19-day block during Semester One

 
30 May to 24 June 2016
(13 June public holiday)

Year 4
Internship

 
a 29-day internship in Semester Two

 
10 October to 18 November 2016




Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies)

In 2015, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd (Sec:Aboriginal Studies) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 3
Professional Practices 2

 
a 25-day block during Semester One

 
27 April to 29 May 2015

Year 4
Professional Practices 3

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

 
20 April to 29 May 2015


  Extent of supplementary professional experience Dates

Year 3/4
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 OPL and preservice teachers [see BEd (Sec:AbStud) policies and forms]




Bachelor of Education, BA or BSc [combined degrees]

In 2016, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd, BA or BSc courses comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 3
Professional Experience A

 
a 20-day block during Semester Two

 
22 August to 16 September 2016

Year 4
Professional Experience B

 
a 25-day block during Semester One

 
2 May to 3 June 2016

Year 5
Internship


a 35-day internship in Semester Two


10 October to 25 November 2016




Master of Teaching (Secondary) and (Secondary:Health and Physical Education)

In 2016, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the two-year MTeach (Secondary) degrees comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Experience 1


a 20-day block during Semester Two


22 August to
16 September 2016

Year 2
Professional Experience 2

 

Internship

 
a 20-day block during Semester One

 

a 45-day internship in Semester Two

 
2–27 May 2016

 

18 July to 16 September 2016