Master of Teaching

 

Master of Teaching


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

XC034

Master of Teaching

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

This master's degree is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to candidature requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and
(b)
completion of the curriculum area specialisation requirements specified by the faculty; and
(c)
completion of any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the faculty.
(3)
English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

5 Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the course. The specialisations available are:
(a)
Early Childhood Education
(b)
Primary Education
(c)
Secondary Education
(d)
School Counselling

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Faculty of Education and Social Work Table of Units Master of Teaching units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Teaching a candidate must complete 96 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(3)
PRIMARY
(a)
Year 1
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 20 credit points of core education units and 28 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(b)
Year 2
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 36 credit points of core education units and 12 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(4)
SECONDARY
(a)
Year 1
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 20 credit points of core education units and 28 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(b)
Year 2
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 36 credit points of core education units and 12 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(5)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
(a)
Year 1
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(b)
Year 2
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(6)
SCHOOL COUNSELLING
(a)
Year 1
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 20 credit points of core education units and 28 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
(b)
Year 2
48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 36 credit points of core education units and 12 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including Professional Experience units, before proceeding to the next year.
(2)
Candidates must complete a minimum of 72 credit points in Education before completing the Internship and the Action Research Project and Conference in the final semester of the degree.

8 Course transfer

A candidate who has completed 48 credit points, excluding the professional experiences units of study may apply to the Faculty for award of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education). The Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education) is a non-teaching award. Such candidates may not be re-admitted to candidature for the Master of Teaching.

9 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit towards the Master Teaching may be granted under the following conditions:
(a)
no more than 24 credit points will be granted;
(b)
credit may be granted for previous supervised professional experience or equivalent teaching experience;
(c)
credit may not be granted towards the Internship or the Post-Internship Conference requirements; and
(d)
the study must have been completed within five years of commencement of candidature for the Master of Teaching.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.