Teaching (Qualifying)

Coursework

Become a teacher with this two-year program. Gain hands-on experience wih practical experience in different settings. The Master of Teaching program is designed to instil you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the classroom and prepare them to thrive within various educational contexts. This program offers various streams designed to equip students with specialist knowledge, designed to meet accreditation requirements.

The following streams are available in the Master of Teaching:

  • Early Childhood
  • Primary
  • Counselling
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Secondary
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) leads to a qualification as a teacher of children aged birth to five years, in pre-primary childcare and early-childhood-education settings. Students learn to integrate training for preservice teachers of infants, toddlers and preschool children. An examination of the vital relationships between early-childhood teachers, families, caregivers and the community is also integrated in the program.

Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is designed to prepare students for teaching all subjects in the Primary K–6 syllabi in NSW, as well as learning about teaching theory and practice, policy frameworks that shape teaching and completing three professional experience placements including an internship. Students undertake coursework that covers teaching in the Primary School Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science and technology, Human society and its environment (HSIE), Creative and practical arts, and Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE), as well as multilingual classrooms (TESOL) and Special Education units.

Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

The Master of Teaching (School Counselling) is designed to prepare students to become school counsellors or school psychologists while also qualifying as a teacher in one area of the secondary-school curriculum. The program trains school counsellors to work as psychologists in government and non-government schools across all sectors of the education community: primary, secondary and special education. To this end, all candidates undertake coursework and professional experiences in school counselling and one of the curriculum areas offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education)

The Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) is designed for graduates who have an appropriate undergraduate degree and want to teach Health and Physical Education in secondary schools. The program requires candidates to specialise in the teaching area of Health and Physical Education, and is studied as a "double method", which means candidates do not qualify in a second teaching area. The program focuses on coursework that addresses the various complexities of teaching in a high school setting, dealing with students from diverse backgrounds and needs, and thriving within educational systems.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program qualifies students for accreditation as a secondary school teacher in at least one teaching area. The program focuses on coursework that addresses the various complexities of teaching in a high school classroom, dealing with students from diverse backgrounds and needs, and thriving within educational systems.

Awards and Requirements

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching, candidates must complete 96 credit points worth of study as specified in the stream specific unit of study table.

Students normally complete a combination of core education and curriculum and professional units of study as well as practicum placements.

Contact

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Dr Marianne Fenech
Phone 02 9351 6375
Room 538, Education Building A35
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Master of Teaching (Primary)
Dr Jon Callow
Phone 02 9351 2613
Room 809, Education Building A35
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Master of Teaching (School Counselling)
A/Prof Susan Colmar
Phone 02 9351 6265
Room 805, Education Building A35
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Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education)
Dr Louisa Peralta
Phone: 02 9036 5399
Room 441, Education Building A35
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Master of Teaching (Secondary)
A/Prof Jackie Manuel
Phone 02 9351 3350
Room 529, Education Building A35
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