|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney
Faculty of Education and Social Work
|Program:||Master of Teaching
Primary or Secondary
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||Camperdown/Darlington campus (main campus)|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||March each year|
|Next Intake:||March 2017|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$36,000 AUD (2016)|
|Est. Indicative Total Tuition:||$72,000 AUD (based on 2016 fees)|
The Master of Teaching (M Teach) at the University of Sydney is graduate-entry, teacher-education degree. The program has been designed for people who have a bachelor's degree and are seeking a teaching qualification.
The University of Sydney has an international reputation for excellence. Many of its MTeach students are offered full-time employment before completing their degrees. Sydney graduates' outstanding performance in their profession has contributed to the reputation the program has--in Australia and overseas--for providing leadership and innovation in teacher education.
Faculty teaching staff are highly regarded researchers in their fields, which allows students to be exposed to cutting-edge methodologies in research and education. The course promotes a teaching-and-learning environment that integrates self-directed inquiry and case-study learning experiences in small-group seminars, augmented by lectures, tutorials and ICT-based learning experiences.
First offered in 1996, the University of Sydney's MTeach was the first of its kind in Australia, and remains one of the most successful teaching training programs in the nation. The Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.
The program includes significant contact with students, teachers, parents and administrators in school and community contexts. Candidates undertake four semesters of study, including a 45-day internship.
Because the M Teach program is designed to prepare high-quality graduates for the demanding teaching profession, it is more academically rigorous than the Diploma of Education.
The University of Sydney's Master of Teaching programs provide extensive practicum experiences at partnership schools (school visits, two practicum blocks and a nine-week internship), and provides students with unrivalled preparation for teaching.
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.
To be eligible for admission, you must have
Applicants for the M Teach (Primary Education) must have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) that included either studies of at least one year (2 units) in each of four different Key Learning Areas (KLAs) listed below or studies of at least one year (2 units) in two KLAs listed plus studies of at least two years (4 units) in a third KLA.
Applicants who are 1 or 2 units (up to one half of a semester of full-time study) short of meeting the prerequisites for admission to the Master of Teaching may be given special permission to study the deficient units at another faculty or institution while also studying for their teaching qualification.Master of Teaching Secondary Applicants
1st Teaching Method is a core teaching specialization. It corresponds to the 'major' area of study completed at undergraduate level. The New South Wales Institute of Teachers requires applicants for accreditation to have met the prerequisites for one 1st Teaching Method in order qualify for accreditation as a secondary-school teacher.
2nd Teaching Method (if any) is an area of (lesser) specialization. It corresponds to a "minor" area of study completed at undergraduate degree. Some areas such as "Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages" and "Classical Hebrew and Judaism" can only be studied as a second Teaching Method.
Some combinations of teaching methods that may be taken as part of the MTeach(Secondary) are
For in-depth information about these curriculum areas, please visit
Master of Teaching Secondary at the University of Sydney
Applicants who are one unit (equivalent to one quarter of a semester of full-time study) short of meeting the prerequisites for one single-method curriculum area, or two units short of meeting the prerequisites for two curriculum areas (as either two single-method curriculum areas or one double-method curriculum area) may be given special permission to study the deficient units concurrently with another faculty or at another institution.
Application Deadline: January 31 each year; however, it is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program's start date.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston