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 2018, the Professional Experience program for the BEd (Sec:Health and Physical Education/HMHE) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
First Professional
Experience

 
a 10-day block during Semester One

 
11 June to 22 June 2018

Year 2
Second Professional
Experience

 
a 15-day block during Semester One

 

 
11 June to 29 June 2018

Year 3
Third Professional
Experience

 
a 19-day block during Semester One

 
5 November to 30 November 2018

Year 4
Final Professional
Experience

 
a 30-day internship in Semester Two

 
15 October to 23 November 2018




Bachelor of Education, BA or BSc [combined degrees]

In 2018, 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

 
3 September to 28 September 2018

Year 4
Professional Experience B

 
a 25-day block during Semester One

 
7 May to 8 June 2018

Year 5
Internship


a 35-day internship in Semester Two


15 October to 30 November 2018




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

In 2018, 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


5 November to 30 November 2018

Year 2
Professional Experience 2

 

Teaching Internship

 
a 20-day block during Semester One

 

a 45-day internship in Semester Two

 
7 May to 1 June 2018

 

23 July to 21 September 2018