Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Professional Experience 4: Transition into the Profession
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- 29 May 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop a personal professional plan to support continued professional learning and growth that incorporates maintaining a positive teacher identity and professional resilience; and is underpinned by research, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and other related professional frameworks
- demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Standards for Teachers through successfully completing a five-week full time block professional experience placement
- develop evidence of teaching capability from the practical elements of the professional experience being undertaken in the school setting, for the purposes of completing the teaching performance assessment and the required elements of the Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT)
- Teacher identity
- Teacher resilience, growth mindset and emotional well-being
- Resourcing professional growth: educational research, professional networks
- Preparing for your placement and Teaching Performance Assessment
- Planning for student learning and setting goals
- Collaboration and professional learning communities
- Engaging parents and carers in the educative process
- Ethical responsibilities
- Critical reflection and your teaching portfolio
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- CUR-MTC600-Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning
- CUR-MTC503-Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning (No longer available)
Enrolment Information: Please contact the Professional Experience Team (email@example.com) requesting a waiver to enrol in PE4 during the relevant enrolment window below for the study period in which you intend to undertake PE4. Students are encouraged to apply for the PE4 enrolment waiver as early as possible. 2023 Enrolment waiver request windows: • Waiver window for SP1 enrolments: 4th January to 19th February 2023 • Waiver window for SP2 enrolments: 5th April to 21st May 2023 • Waiver window for SP3 enrolments: 5th July to 20th August 2023 • Waiver window for SP4 enrolments: 4th October to 19th November 2023. To be eligible for PE4 unit enrolment waiver students must: 1. Ensure all other subjects in the degree have been successfully completed with the exception of one subject that may be taken alongside the PE4 subject. 2. Ensure they are in the final study period of the degree. 3. Ensure all clearances are up to date and will not expire during the placement (students can check their clearances in SONIA). 4. Have their PE4 school secured, including the mentor and supervisor details, ready to upload to SONIA when requested. Students will be emailed a link to complete these forms which must be completed BEFORE the waiver to enrol into PE4 is granted (please note, this step does not apply to WA-based students). Once all requirements have been met and the PE Team grants the waiver to enrol, students must then enrol into the subject via OUA. Please note: Do not wait until your PE3 results are available to request a waiver to enrol in PE4, as this may be after the close of enrolments and no late enrolments are permitted in any PE4 subjects. Students are responsible for ensuring they are correctly enrolled.
- Placement requirements - Placement Details - The fieldwork for this unit includes a 5-week full-time, block professional experience placement in a school, plus 4 full-day pre-visits to the placement site. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time, with pre-visits ideally occurring in the weeks immediately prior to the block. Other Details - Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the pre-visits.
MTC610 Professional Experience 4: Transition into the Profession must be completed in the final study period of enrolment in the degree. Students are responsible for ensuring they enrol correctly and clearance to commence the final placement will only be given to students who are undertaking the final subject/s of their degree. Students will need to contact Curtin at Professional.Experience@curtin.edu.au requesting permission. Once we have confirmation that the student has satisfied the above requirements, then the restriction will be lifted.
This final subject in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component. For the first assessment, students will identify personal professional strengths and areas for improvement and/or growth through reflective practice, and develop strategies for professional development and teacher resilience. Students will then be provided with the opportunity to exercise professional skills, knowledge and attitudes in a school setting that demonstrate teacher competence and readiness. Students will undertake a five–week, full-time, continuous, block placement or internship under the supervision of a mentor teacher, and will be required to demonstrate meeting all the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career stage. During the internship, students will complete a theoretical assessment known as a Teaching Performance Assessment. Both the professional experience placement and the Teaching Performance Assessment must be undertaken together and passed in order to pass the subject. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid.
To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:
2023 Master of Teaching Prof Exp Calendar (PDF)
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Professional Plan (50%)
- Teaching Performance Assessment (Pass/Fail%)
- Professional Experience: The Internship (50%)
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