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University of Newcastle Teachers College in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Teaching

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University and Faculty: The University of Newcastle
School of Education
Program: Master of Teaching
University Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 150,000
Student Population: 36,000
Campus Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intake: March
Next Intake: March 2015
Est. Total Tuition: $44,720 AUD (2014)
*Please see scholarship information

The University of Newcastle changed its education program in 2009 from the Graduate Diploma of Education to the Master of Teaching. The School of Education offers two streams in its two-year, Master of Teaching Program: primary and secondary.

Primary

The Master of Teaching Program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as K-6 (Primary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

The MTeach program (Primary) is offered as a two-year, full-time program and requires the successful completion of 160 units.

The program includes study units which encompass foundation education studies, primary curriculum studies and professional studies.

Secondary

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

Similar to the primary stream, the MTeach program (Secondary) is offered as a two-year, full-time program and requires the successful completion of 160 units. The typical enrolment pattern is 40 units per semester. By the completion of this program, students are expected to satisfy a range of professional teaching competencies.

The program's study units covers Foundation education studies, Secondary specialist studies and specialist curriculum studies courses.

Practical Experience

The School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to achieving the University of Newcastle's number one strategic priority of making high quality education of professionals a defining feature of study at the university.

To achieve this strategic priority its programs incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 60 days of professional experience in the Master of Teaching program. This matches the current New South Wales Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) draft requirements for professional experience in two-year postgraduate initial teacher education programs.

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the New South Wales Institute of Teachers, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education and Independent school systems, and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.

With these qualifications, students are also eligible to apply for teacher certification in Canada.

 

Scholarships

Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!

 

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requiremens for Canadians

Applicants must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree.

Applicants can select from the following two Master of Teaching options at the University of Newcastle:

Primary

To be eligible for entry to the Master of Teaching (Primary) program, applicants will need to have either two (semester-long) courses from four key learning areas (KLAs) of the Primary curriculum covered, or four (semester-long) courses from one area and two (semester-long) courses from two other areas.

The six KLA areas are English, math, science & technology, personal development, health physical education, creative arts, and human society and its environment.

For example, if you had two math, two English, two Science and two Creative Arts courses in your degree, you would be eligible to apply for entry into the MTeach(Primary).

Secondary

For secondary teaching, where teachers specialize in certain subjects, undergraduate studies should match the subjects in which you wish to teach. For example, the first subject being English, and the second is history. Entry to the MTeach (Secondary) will be restricted to applicants who meet the teaching methods requirements. Teaching areas include English, math, biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, Aboriginal studies, ancient history, business, economics, geography, legal studies, modern history, society and culture, studies of religion, languages other than English, music, drama and visual arts.

Scholarships

Students who successfully complete all requirements to enter the the fourth and final semester of the University of Newcastle's Master of Teaching program will receive a one-semester fee waiver scholarship from the university.

Application Deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for this program, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady

 
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