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Master of Teaching

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM194

CRICOS 090625K

The Master of Teaching is a two-year program for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to become secondary school teachers. Successful completion of this degree satisfies the academic requirements to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. This degree also caters for those entering post-secondary educational institutions and those professions that may benefit from a study of the theory and practice of education.

The Master of Teaching is equivalent to a standard two years of full-time study. The accelerated program is able to be completed by students in a full-time duration of 1.5 years.

The Master of Teaching is taught in quadmesters, and the 2018 commencement date is Monday 22 January.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM194
    Mid-year entry? No
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    The minimum entry requirement is the satisfactory completion of a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from a recognised Australian or International higher education institution.

    Selection is based on having completed the required subjects in the undergraduate degree, academic merit and on sub quotas in learning areas.

    Entrants to the Master of Teaching program will only be able to enrol in the teaching subjects for which their application was assessed. Applications will only be accepted if they meet the requirements for two teaching areas aligning with the areas of specialisation on offer.

    All enrolled students are required to obtain a DCSI Working with Children Clearance and complete an approved full-day Reporting Abuse and Neglect and Education and Care training course prior to their first Professional Experience Placement.

    Additional Entry Requirements
    All applicants must have:
    - a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised Australian or international higher education institution, and - at least a major and a minor and preferably two majors in the bachelor degree which align with the available specialist teaching areas* - other non-academic criteria may also be applied.

    Each specialist teaching area has a quota. Applicants will first be ranked according to their AQF Level with Level 10 being the highest ranking. Applicants will then be ranked on their performance in the specialist teaching areas.

    *The following specialist teaching areas may be made available in consultation with the schooling sectors in South Australia - Accounting, Agricultural Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classroom Music, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, german, History, Indonesian, Information Technology, Instrumental Music, Italian, Japanese, Mathematics, Modern Greek, Physics, Psychology, Science, Senior English, Senior History, Senior Mathematics, Spanish, Vietnamese.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM194

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 7 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 090625K
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites

    * A Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised Australian or International higher education institution.

    * At least a major and a minor and preferably two majors in the bachelor degree which align with the available specialist teaching areas.*

    * Other non-academic criteria may also applied.

    *Each specialist area has a quota. Applicants will first be ranked according to their AQF Level with Level 10 being the highest ranking. Applicants will then be ranked on their performance in the specialist teaching areas. *The following specialist teaching areas may be made available in consultation with the schooling sectors in South Australia - Accounting, Agricultural Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classroom Music, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, German, History, Indonesian, Information Technology, Instrumental Music, Italian, Japanese, Mathematics, Modern Greek, Physics, Psychology, Science, Senior English, Senior History, Senior Mathematics, Spanish, Vietnamese.

    Equivalent Scores
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    7
    7
    7
    7
    7
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,325

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Industry Placement

    Criminal History Check and Responding to Abuse and Neglect training


    Professional Experience Placements form a compulsory part of the program.  Students will be required to undertake a Child-related Employment screening through Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).  If a student fails to obtain clearance for any reason, the University cannot accept responsibility for obtaining a professional experience placement or any professional experience activity that a student may require to complete the course of study.

    In addition, students who are completing any in-school activities or professional experience placements must undertake mandatory training in Responding to Abuse and Neglect prior to the commencement of the activity/placement. Students must provide documented evidence that shows that they have completed all of the required training.


    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Teaching provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and countries.

    Potential careers

    Academic, Music Teacher, Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Educators, Teacher, Tutor

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The courses taught cover issues in education such as professional practice; learning and motivation; the social context of education; student-teacher interaction; and curriculum and assessment in the Australian context. Students undertake studies in curriculum areas related to their undergraduate qualifications and teaching specialisations and complete two full-time supervised teaching blocks in South Australian schools of 65 days total. Students undertake a significant practice based research project in the second year.

    Areas of Specialisation

    To complete the Master of Teaching program, students must enrol in two teaching areas.  Study in the curriculum and methodology courses will take place in terms 1 and 2, in year 1.  The range of teaching specialisations that can be chosen includes:
    Curriculum and Methodology courses
    Business
    Accounting
    Business Studies
    Economics
    Mathematics
    Mathematics
    Senior Mathematics
    English
    English
    Senior English
    Information Technology
    Information Technology
    Humanities
    Geography
    History
    Senior History
    Psychology
    Psychology
    Languages
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Modern Greek
    Vietnamese
    Other Languages


    Science
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Agricultural Science
    Science
    ESL
    English as a Second Language
    Music
    Classroom Music
    Instrumental Music
    Note: not all courses will be offered each year.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year level 1
    Term I
    • Curriculum & Methodology Course A1
    • Curriculum & Methodology Course B1
    • Student Teacher Interaction
    Term II
    • Curriculum & Methodology Course A2
    • Curriculum & Methodology Course B2
    • Professional Experience 20 days in school
    Term III
    • Professional Preparation (Intensive Mode)
    • Internship (Professional Experience) 45 days in schools
    Term IV *
    • Supportive and Safe Learning Environments
    • Professional Engagement
    • Education for Inclusion
    • Online/Mobile Learning
    * choose three out of the four courses offered
    Year level II
    Summer School
    • Research Design
    Semester I
    • Practice Based Research Project

    Assessment

    The main forms of assessment are written reports and essays, the collection and preparation of teaching resource materials, tutorial and seminar participation and oral presentations. Teaching practice is assessed by mentor teachers and university staff.

    Students are required to have met national literacy and numeracy standards before graduation.

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Apr 2017

 

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