Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Standards for Teachers through completing a five-week professional practice placement
  2. design a personal plan to support continued professional learning and growth that is underpinned by research, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and other professional frameworks
  3. create a professional portfolio to curate evidence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  4. examine structures and processes for reflective and collaborative professional practices for educators.
    • Transitioning into the profession: what matters? Teacher identity and the professional portfolio
    • Social and emotional well-being
    • Planning for student learning: long term goals and implementation strategies
    • Engaging parents and carers in the education process
    • Resourcing professional growth: educational research, networks and associations
    • Leadership in educational settings
    • Reflective and collaborative structures and processes 1
    • Reflective and collaborative structures and processes 2
    • Planning your professional learning. Preparing for your placement
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Professional Experience placement.
  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software. 

This subject is the capstone subject of the professional practice suite and will emphasise transition into the profession. An important feature of the subject will be on planning professional learning as the transition into the profession is made and on the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers in guiding this development. A five-week professional practice placement will enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained along with further insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. The overall pass requirement for the subject consists of a mark of at least 25% for the theory component and a pass for the professional practice placement report.

To view the Professional Experience Calendars, please see below:

Master of Teaching (Primary Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2018 (PDF, 27Kb)

Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2018 (PDF, 27Kb)

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.

  • Exercise (25%)
  • Professional Placement (50%)
  • Report (25%)

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