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Secondary education (English)

Specialisation

A specialisation in English will introduce candidates to the principles of teaching and learning in the subject of English. You will develop an understanding of the theories underpinning the secondary English curriculum and explore the ways in which contemporary theoretical perspectives inform them.

About this major

To meet the requirements for this specialisation, a candidate completes 96 credit points (cp) comprising
(a) Year 1: 48 cp of study from the MTeach table including 20cp of core education units and 28cp of curriculum and professional studies units; and
(b) Year 2: 48cp of units of study from the MTeach table including 34cp of core education units and 14cp of curriculum and professional studies units.
Subject to the satisfactory completion of 72cp (normally at the end of the third full-time semester), students undertake extensive work in our partner schools in the final semester of the course.

Graduate opportunities

The MTeach in secondary education specialising in English qualifies graduates for work in Australian secondary schools, where graduates may find employment as classroom teachers, as well as in various levels of educational management within the school, including student welfare, curriculum development, year adviser, faculty master, principal and assistant principal. Secondary school teachers usually specialise in two subject areas, although some areas involve specialisation either in that area alone, or in conjunction with another area.
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Units of study in this major

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