Primary teaching Professional Experiences

professional experience primary teaching

Professional Experience (practice teaching) is integral to both of the primary-school teacher education degrees offered by The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW), namely the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) and the Master of Teaching (Primary). Professional Education placements commence in Year 1 in both instances, culminating in, respectively, a six- and nine-week block in the final semester of study.

The Office of Professional Experiences in Teacher Education (OPE) builds partnerships with schools that offer Professional Experience placements. One of the major advantages of becoming a placement school is that the Office of Professional Learning (OPL) within SSESW offers free enrolment for school-based professional experience coordinators in its NESA accredited workshop. Cost-recovery professional learning focused on mentoring is also available in the form of Mentoring
Modules 1 & 2. These modules articulate with the Master of Education degree (for further information contact Nina Goodwin).


Bachelor of Education

In 2019, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the BEd (Primary) course comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 2
Professional Experiences 2 (Primary)


a 15-day block during Semester Two


21 October to 8 November 2019
(one pre-prac visit)

Year 3
Professional Experiences 3 (Primary)


a 20-day block during Semester Two


14 October to 8 November 2019
(one pre-prac visit)

Year 4
Professional Experiences 4 (Primary)

 

Final Professional Experience


a 14-day block during Semester One
 

 

a 30-day internship in Semester Two with the same class as for Professional Experiences 4 (Primary)


3 June to 21 June 2019
(one pre-prac visit)

 

14 October to 22 November 2019
(one pre-internship visit)




Master of Teaching

In 2019, the Professional Experience program for students undertaking the two-year MTeach (Primary) degree comprises:

  Extent of professional experience Dates

Year 1
Professional Experiences 1

 
a 20-day block during Semester Two

 
2 September to
27 September 2019

Year 2
Professional Experiences 2

 

Teaching Internship


a 20-day block in Semester One

 

a 45-day internship in Semester Two


6 May to 31 May 2019

 

22 July to 20 September 2019