To begin a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle, you must have successfully completed a relevant bachelor degree from a recognised University or equivalent institution.
The program combines theory and practice to best prepare graduates for a successful career in the classroom. Taking you two years full time to complete, you will be required to study a combination of:
foundation education studies
secondary specialist studies
The program also incorporates a specialised practical component. You will take part in professional experience for 60 days over the course of your degree.
Throughout this advanced program you will be introduced to the secondary curriculum, learn to effectively plan for lessons and begin building a professional portfolio which meets the curriculum requirements and demands relevant to your major teaching specialisation.
You will come to understand students’ physical, intellectual, and social development as they move through secondary school. You will also develop an understanding of current learning theories and practices, the complex roles that schools and teachers can play in the shaping and formation of young people, and the practical implications of these for classrooms.
By exploring language as a social practice you will discover its significance in learning and development. You will also analyse the literacy demands of different subject areas, and learn strategies for assessing and teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening.
You will learn to navigate and apply new technologies to support and extend student learning, and adolescent development, well-being and mental health will be studied to enhance productive learning in the classroom and to ensure you are equipped to handle challenging student behaviours.
Overall the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle will provide you with a superior preparation for practice as a quality teacher in the secondary school.
To find out more about where the Master of Teaching (Secondary) can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.