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.


Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

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

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 2
Professional Practices 1

 
a 15-day block during Semester One

 
11 May to 29 May 2015




Bachelor of Education (Secondary:HMHE)

In 2014, 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

 
attend one day only on the Friday of the following weeks in Semester One: Week 10 and Week 11

a 14-day block during Semester One

 
16 May 2014
23 May 2014

2 June to 20 June to 2014
(9 June public holiday)

Year 2
Professional Practice in PDHPE 2

 
attend one day only on the Friday of the following weeks in Semester Two: Week 11 and Week 12

a 15-day block during Semester Two

 
17 October 2014
24 October 2014

27 October to 14 November 2014

Year 3
Professional Practice in PDHPE 3

 
a 19-day block during Semester One

 
2 June to 27 June 2014
(9 June public holiday)

Year 4
Internship

 
a 29-day internship in Semester Two

 
7 October to 14 November 2014




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 2014, 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

 
3 November to 28 November 2014

Year 4
Professional Experience B

 
a 25-day block during Semester One

 
5 May to 6 June 2014

Year 5
TESOL Professional Experience
[only for preservice teachers studying TESOL as a third curriculum area]

Internship

 
two days a week in Semester Two from Week 2 to Week 8 inclusive (the first two days being exclusively for observation)

 
a 34-day internship in Semester Two

 
4 August to 19 September 2014

 
 
 

7 October to 21 November 2014
(public holiday on 6 October)




Master of Teaching

In 2014, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the two-year MTeach (Secondary) degree comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Experience 1


a 20-day block during Semester Two


25 August to 19 September 2014

Year 2
Professional Experience 2



a 20-day block during Semester One

a 45-day internship in Semester Two



5 May to 30 May 2014

14 July to 12 September 2014