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Program Code 11715
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 064600B
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus.
Program Enrolment Checklist
Additional Documents
Further Information

Professional Experience Unit: Information re Student Practical Placements

Procedure for Concurrent Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Theology

The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.

Description

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduate of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in the and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.

Why study with us?

The University of Newcastle is the leading University in quality teaching, research and practice.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for employment in Australian International Schools in Singapore, Vietnam and Dubai as well as Australian Schools generally.

A Graduate Certificate in Theology http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12211.html can provide training and development in theology for prospective teachers who are looking for a competitive edge when seeking employment in religious schools, especially the Catholic School system. The program can be undertaken concurrently with either an undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training program. You will need to ensure that you are able to meet the demands of both programs. For further information on how to apply please see FAQ’s - Grad Cert Theology Admission Procedure document in the ‘further information’ section above.

For more information including the application process and eligibility criteria, please see the procedure which is linked from “further Information” at the top of this page.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Applicants must have successfully completed a relevant Bachelor degree from a recognised University or equivalent tertiary education institution.

Assumed Knowledge

For secondary teaching, where teachers specialise in certain subject(s), undergraduate studies should match the subject(s) in which you wish to teach (for example first subject English, second History). These undergraduate studies are required in addition to a teaching qualification including Years 7-12 teaching methodology and professional experience in the subject/area(s). Entry to the MTeach(Secondary) will be restricted to applicants who meet the requirements for the area of specialisation they wish to qualify in. All applicants must have at least a first teaching area; and are strongly encouraged to improve their employability, to have at least, a second teaching area.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Honours

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program shall be awarded with distinction where students achieve a grade point average of 6.0 or above.

Practical Experience

The programs in the School of Education incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 60 days professional experience in relevant school settings in this two year full time equivalent (FTE) Masters program. This matches the current Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) requirements for professional experience in a two year FTE graduate entry program.

IMPORTANT: Some professional experience placements occur during university vacation times. Please check the professional experience website for placement dates before you book a holiday. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/education-arts/peu/education/

Professional Accreditation

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

The following teaching areas do not allow for a second teaching area: Music Design & Technology Visual Arts.

Please Note: If you want to undertake any of the following second teaching areas: Society & Culture Studies of Religion Economics Aboriginal Studies Legal Studies you can ONLY do so if you are also undertaking one of the following as your first teaching area: Ancient History Modern History Geography Business Studies

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Recommended Studies

Teaching area content studies

Undergraduate subject content studies are required in addition to a teaching qualification in order to gain accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards as a teacher in NSW.

For further information on teaching in NSW see http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Teaching-in-NSW/Subject-Content-Requirements-abridged/

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program is offered as a 2 year full time program or part-time equivalent. The program requires the successful completion of 160 units that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for four semesters. Students will complete the equivalent of 60 days professional experience in relevant school settings.

In-school professional teaching experiences may involve placement in schools in a variety of geographic regions outside the Newcastle area. In-school professional teaching experiences are supervised by school or university staff, and students are expected to satisfy a range of professional teaching competencies as part of the successful completion of the program.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC2101 Introduction to Specialist Studies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6735 Learners, Learning and Teaching Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6741 Literacies, Language and Learning Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6771 Quality Teaching in Secondary Classrooms Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6751 Knowledge and Communication Technologies Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6772 The Adolescent Learning Environment Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6740 Students with Diverse Needs Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6773 The Reflective Secondary Teacher Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6774 The Practicing Professional Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6911 Schooling, Identity and Society Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6912 Aboriginal Education Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed Courses from the Master of Educational Studies
EDUC6023 Cultural Variations in Language Learning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6030 POWER AND PEDAGOGY Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6043 Religious Education: Theory and Practice Semester 2 - 2014 (Seminar Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 2 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
EDUC6045 Advanced Learning Theory Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6085 Education of Students with Learning Difficulties Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6086 Education of Students with Behaviour Problems Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6150 Boys and Classroom Practice Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6153 Boys and Literacies Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6157 History, Nature, and Practice of Science Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6352 Australian School Leadership Not currently offered 10 units
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses in your teaching area/s.
EDUC2036 Specialist Studies in History A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (CENTRALCST)
10 units
EDUC2050 Specialist Studies in English A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (CENTRALCST)
10 units
EDUC2052 Specialist Studies in Junior Science Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2060 Specialist Studies in HSIE A1 (Geography) Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2071 Specialist Studies in Visual Arts A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2080 Specialist Studies in Music A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2090 Specialist Studies in Mathematics A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2136 Specialist Studies in Drama A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (CENTRALCST)
10 units
EDUC2143 Specialist Studies in LOTE/ESL A1 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2145 Teaching Food & Fashion Product Design Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2152 Extended Studies in Science I Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2190 Extended Studies in Mathematics I Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC2245 Teaching Jewellery & Industrial Product Design Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC3050 Specialist Studies in English A2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC3071 Specialist Studies in Visual Arts A2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC3080 Specialist Studies in Music A2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC3052 Specialist Studies in Senior Science Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC3090 Specialist Studies in Senior Mathematics Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC3245 Teaching Built Environments Design Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4036 Specialist Studies in Drama B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4090 Specialist Studies in English B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4091 Specialist Studies in English B2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4092 Specialist Studies in HSIE B1 (Economics) Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4093 Specialist Studies in HSIE B2 (Aboriginal, Legal, Religious, and Cultural Studies) Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4099 Specialist Studies in Visual Arts B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4100 Specialist Studies in Visual Arts B2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4103 Specialist Studies in Music B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4104 Specialist Studies in Music B2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4105 Extended Studies in Mathematics II Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4109 Specialist Studies in Science B2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4136 Specialist Studies in History B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4143 Specialist Studies in LOTE/ESL B1 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4160 Specialist Studies in Geography 2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC4245 Specialist Studies in Senior Technology Not currently offered 10 units