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This course is designed for people seeking to attain an Initial Teacher Education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. Students in this course will hold a degree in another discipline that contains some content relevant to the major chosen. Students will develop advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and in meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Graduates from this course will be well-placed to enter leadership pathways in their teaching careers. Most units in this course will be offered fully online, in order to provide more flexible access. Students will have four opportunities to engage in professional practice in schools, culminating in a final professional placement of 5 continuous weeks. Two majors are offered in the course: Primary Education and Secondary education, although some units are taken by students in more than one of these majors.
The Primary major will be chosen by those who wish to teach in Years 1 - 6 in Primary Schools, and will provide a foundation for teaching across the primary curriculum. Students will complete professional experience placements in a range of schools and across a range of year levels and will benefit from the School of Educations’ specialisation in STEM subjects.
The Secondary major will be chosen by those who wish to teach in Secondary schools in Years 7 - 12. Students in the Secondary major will specialise in two curriculum areas, depending on their previous study and work background, and will be qualified to teach in one major (to Year 12) and one minor (to Year 10) subject areas of the Secondary curriculum. Curriculum areas offered in the Secondary major are: English, The Arts, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
- draw from theory and research to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning
- apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard
- assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning
- plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact
- use technologies appropriately for learning and teaching
- engage in professional learning and demonstrate capacity for leadership
- engage in critical and reflective practice based on local, national and international research
- create and manage positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds
- communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, parent/carers, and the community.
Academic entrance requirements:
An undergraduate degree that meets the requirements of the accrediting body.
Master of Teaching (Primary Education):
A Bachelor Degree with studies equivalent to at least one year FTE in an area relevant to Primary Education. Overall IELTS score of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Master of Teaching (Secondary Education):
A Bachelor Degree with studies relevant to the major/minor teaching areas offered at Curtin. Specifically, a major teaching area equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful EFTSL, comprising of sequential discipline study. This equates to six units, with no more than two at first-year level and no fewer than two units at third-year level. A minor teaching area equivalent to a total of half a year of successful EFTSL, comprising of sequential discipline study. This equates to four units, with no more than two at first-year level. Overall IELTS score of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Professional work experience:
Entry to this course will not be possible through Professional Experience only: this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.
The Master of Teaching has 2 majors, Primary Education or Secondary Education. In each major, students must complete sixteen core units.
Students can select either the Primary Education major or Secondary Education major.
Please note: Credit is rarely given on the basis of professional experience only in Initial Teacher Education courses as graduates must meet registration requirements set by the accrediting bodies in each state/territory.
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/docs/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.
Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.
To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to email@example.com along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.
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Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
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- Money order
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