Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course summary

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for university graduates from non-teaching courses who want to become secondary school teachers (Years 7 to 12). On completion of this degree, you will obtain formal qualifications making you eligible to teach specialised subject areas to children aged 13 to 18 in public and private schools.

This degree produces quality teachers with an understanding of diversity in the classroom and strong connections to school communities. You will benefit from quality training with local teachers and a range of workshops to enhance your skills in information technology (IT), communication, working with parents, designing assessment tasks and conducting school-based research. You will also complete 60 days of professional experience, and have an opportunity to take an international placement teaching in Fiji or Thailand.

This program focuses on building teaching skills through a professional experience immersion program in your very first session, and regular professional experience periods throughout the degree. Your learning will be supported by online teaching, forums, podcasts and video streamed lectures, on-campus tutorials and in-school activities.

Over two years you will explore the concepts of teaching and learning to build your professional skills in your selected teaching areas. Teaching areas include: Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Music; or two single teaching areas from the subject areas of English, History, Geography, Business/Economics, Society and Culture/Aboriginal Studies, and Legal Studies.

From 2017, students enrolled at Wollongong campus who want to balance work, family and study commitments, will have the option of completing the course over 3 years in a prescribed sequence of study. For further information refer to the School website.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

1643

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 years full-time, or part time equivalent (Wollongong part-time is completed over 3 years)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

080834F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A three-year Bachelor degree (minimum credit average) completed in English from a country where English is the official language and which meets NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements for teaching in a secondary school, or a valid IELTS. Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures and course information.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.5

7.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

110

22

22

24

24

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,416
Full Course Fee: $41,664

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A three-year Bachelor degree (minimum credit average) completed in English from a country where English is the official language and which meets NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements for teaching in a secondary school, or a valid IELTS. Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures and course information.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $40,128

All students in this course will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject.

For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Southern Highlands
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $40,128

All students in this course will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject.

For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Shoalhaven
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $40,128

All students in this course will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject.

For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Bega
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $40,128

All students in this course will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject.

For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Batemans Bay
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $40,128

All students in this course will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject.

For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Start Date:
19 February 2018

Applications Close:
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: All domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). On-time UAC applications close 31 October.
  • International Applicants: All international applicants must apply through UOWApplyOnline. On-time applications close on 31 October. (Late applications may be accepted up until 12 January, where places are available). On-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome by the end of December 2017.

Detail:
Orientation: 19 February 2018
Intensive Workshops: 19 - 23 February 2018
In-School Professional Immersion Program: 26 February - 2 March 2018

Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Start Date:
19 February 2018

Applications Close:
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: All domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). On-time UAC applications close 31 October.
  • International Applicants: All international applicants must apply through UOWApplyOnline. On-time applications close on 31 October. (Late applications may be accepted up until 12 January, where places are available). On-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome by the end of December 2017.

Detail:
Orientation: 19 February 2018
Intensive Workshops: 19 - 23 February 2018
In-School Professional Immersion Program: 26 February - 2 March 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to keep abreast of latest developments in educational theory, policy and practice, evaluating and applying them to their own professional teaching practice.
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to critically evaluate, interpret, design and conduct research for educational purposes.
  3. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of secondary classrooms and schools, developed through participation in professional dialogue with practitioners, peers, school immersion and professional experience programs.
  4. Work as adaptable, responsible, reflective, autonomous secondary teachers who use their skills and knowledge of teaching, learning and learners to make informed judgments that improve their classroom practice and their students’ learning.
  5. Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues.
  6. Work effectively with students, families and colleagues in the school, building relationships that contribute to students’ and teachers’ learning and well-being. 

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are required to complete 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.  Students may only choose teaching methods approved at course enrolment.  Some methods may not be offered if minimum enrolment numbers are not met.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMT901 What is Teaching? 6 Autumn
EDMT902 What is Learning? 6 Autumn
EDMT903 Communication for Teachers 6 Autumn
EDMS920 Literacy and Numeracy in the Secondary School 6 Autumn
EDMS921 Understanding Adolescence: Creating Supportive Learning Environments 6 Spring
EDMT905 Learners with Special Needs 6 Spring
EDMT909 Models And Approaches To Understanding Behaviour And Wellbeing 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points from either Option A or Option B
Option A (12 credit points)
EDMS826 Mathematics Method I 12 Annual
EDMS828 Science Method I 12 Annual
EDMS830 Health and Physical Education Method I 12 Annual
EDMS832 Visual Arts Method I 12 Annual
EDMS834 Music Method I 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS836 Modern Languages Other than English* 12 Annual
EDMS837 Drama Method* 12 Annual
EDMS845 TESOL Method* 12 Annual
EDMS846 English Method* 12 Not offered in 2017
OR
EDMS838 Humanities and Social Sciences Method I** 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring
* This subject may be taken in Year 1 or 2 but a second single method from Option B must be selected in the alternate year as per your letter of offer.
**If approved for two HSS areas, take HSS I (EDMS838) in the first year and HSSII (EDMS839) in the second year.
Year 2
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMS922 Assessment and Reporting in the Secondary Context 6 Autumn
EDMT906 Aboriginal Education 6 Autumn
EDMT907 Teachers and Community 6 Autumn
EDMT908 Entering the Profession 6 Spring
Select ONE subject from the elective list below:
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI905 Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning 6 Autumn
EDGR926 Current Issues in English Curriculum and Policy 6 Spring
EDGS916 Models of Behaviour Management 6 Spring
EDGS922 Teaching Gifted Students 6 Autumn
EDGS951  Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT830 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6 Autumn
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Spring
EDGT940 Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
Plus either Option A or Option B as selected in the first year:
Option A (12 credit points).  Continue with the second part of the teaching method selected in first year:
EDMS827 Mathematics Method II 12 Annual
EDMS829 Science Method II 12 Annual
EDMS831 Health and Physical Education Method II 12 Not offered in 2017
EDMS833 Visual Arts Method II 12 Annual
EDMS835 Music Method II 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS845 TESOL Method* 12 Annual
EDMS846 English Method* 12 Not offered in 2017
OR
EDMS839 Humanities and Social Sciences Method II 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods***:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring
* This subject may be taken in Year 1 or 2 but as a second single method from Option B must be selected in the alternate year as per your letter of offer.
***The Year 2 HSS Spring method must not be the same as the Year 1 HSS Spring method.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.


All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Why choose this course

UOW's School of Education has been acknowledged as a leader in the field of teacher education within Australia. Its reputation rests on the success of our graduates, our connections with local schools and the diversity of our research. You will be supported through your teacher training via our teaching staff, Professional Experience Unit and through our mentored interview program, which prepares you for employment.