Master of Teaching – course notices

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

The requirement to complete literacy and numeracy testing applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences), BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths), BSc; BEd (Secondary:Science), BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).

Information about LANTITE for commencing students: 2017 and beyond

All Master of Teaching students who commence the first year of of their programs in 2017 or beyond will be expected to sit and pass the LANTITE before commencing their second year.

Useful links

To register to take the test, go to

For information about teacher-accreditation requirements in NSW, including the testing, go to the website of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) at

Continuing students (that is, those who enrolled prior to 2017), please contact your Program Support Manager for information on when you will need to complete the testing.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee details for the current academic year can be viewed on Sydney Courses.

Further information can be found on the University’s tuition fees pages.


Timetables for the Master of Teaching can be found on the school's timetables page. To be allocated to seminar and tutorial groups, all students must download a personal timetable from the MyUni site (available from mid-February).

Semester dates can be viewed on the University's Timetable website.

Course handbooks

The school handbook entry for the Master of Teaching can be viewed at Handbooks Online.

The handbook contains information about enrolment, the course program and calendar, the names and contact details for key academic and administrative staff, lists of units of study, course policies and regulations, and Senate resolutions affecting the degrees.


MTeach candidates are eligible for a number of scholarships offered by the University, the school and other bodies. Information about University and school scholarships and prizes is available from the Scholarships and prizes section of the school website.


Information about graduation, including ceremony dates, is available from the graduations website.

NSW DE Graduate Recruitment Program sessions

Representatives from the NSW Department of Education visit the University each year to discuss employment opportunities in the Department. During these sessions, Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) personnel will answer questions and distribute information on how to apply for employment under the program.

Further information and application details are available on the Department’s website.

NSW Teachers Federation professional development days

Under the terms of the internship agreement between the University, employers and the unions, attendance at the applicable NSW Teachers Federation day is compulsory for all MTeach students in programs for primary or secondary teaching. Only students in the Early Childhood program are excused from attending. Sessions are dedicated to employment issues including:

  • applications for employment rights

  • entitlements and salary levels

  • permanent and casual teaching

  • NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements.

Accreditation by NESA

All graduates of teacher-education programs must be accredited against the Standards for Professional Competence prior to employment in schools. Details can be found on the NESA website.