University of Newcastle School of Education

24 July 2014

The University of Newcastle School of Education is the largest school in the university with more than 4,000 students studying in teacher education programs, approximately 1,100 postgraduate students undertaking advanced study in education, and more than 150 students completing Master or Doctoral programs by research.
The school provides high-quality teacher education programs that aim to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in educational settings; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on education. Graduates from the university’s teacher education programs are highly regarded with many targeted for employment before the completion of their studies. A significant number of students progress from undergraduate studies through to postgraduate study or research.

The school has current major programs of research in the areas of comparative and international education, equity, pedagogical reform, values and citizenship education, doctoral examination, physical activity interventions for children and adolescents, and support for families of children with disabilities, among many others. Many academic staff in the University of Newcastle School of Education enjoy international reputations for the quality of their research. The school also takes pride in its relationship with its many communities and especially the local schools of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North coast regions.
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Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) at the University of Newcastle is a two-year program, producing highly competent and fully qualified graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary or secondary teacher.
Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, 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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

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

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