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Become an accredited music teacher

4 July 2019
New music focus for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) offered in 2020
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, one of Australia’s premier music education institutions, introduces a new music focus in 2020 allowing students to become qualified classroom music teachers.

From the start of 2020, you will be able to undertake a new teaching area in music as part of the Master of Teaching (Secondary). This program will qualify you to become an accredited music teacher and enjoy the opportunity to teach in New South Wales with a degree from the University of Sydney.

Our two-year program is academically rigorous and designed to prepare high-quality graduates for the demanding profession of teaching. You will be taught by leading academics from the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences through the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

This professional music qualification is open to anyone who already has an undergraduate music degree. Classes will be held at the University of Sydney’s main Camperdown campus and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at Circular Quay.  

The chance to study at one of the country’s leading specialist music institutions provides an invaluable platform for aspiring music teachers to immerse themselves in.
Luke Gilmore, Director of Co-Curricular at Cranbrook School


“This new pathway offered by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is an exciting development for musicians who have a passion for education and a desire to contribute to enriching the lives of school students,” said Luke Gilmore, Director of Co-Curricular at Cranbrook School.

“The chance to study at one of the country’s leading specialist music institutions provides an invaluable platform for aspiring music teachers to immerse themselves in. In addition, the flexibility provides access to many working musicians and peripatetic instrumental teachers and ensemble directors who may have found study difficult in the past.”

With 40 days of teaching practice in schools, a 45-day internship and a professional research project, this program offers plenty of hands-on experience. You will develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become a successful music teacher at secondary level.

“I am interested in studying a Masters of Teaching (Music) because it will enable me to share my passion and musical abilities to the future generations. Music is also important in other learning areas of children’s development. I think it is such a fundamental part of a students’ education and everyone should be entitled to have the opportunity to learn an instrument regardless of their background,” said Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna, Bethany Maranthou, Bachelor of Music Studies.

 

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