Master of Teaching

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Fri, 23 September

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July
February, June
Course code
1209001
Course abbreviation
MTeach
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Our two-year Master of Teaching program is geared towards making a positive and life-long impact on the lives of children and young people.

You can choose either to specialise in primary, secondary, or early childhood teaching. The primary specialisation includes completing a Primary English specialisation, providing graduates with further excellent employment opportunities.

As well as undertaking an education research project, this course includes professional experience learning via placement in early childhood education settings, schools, and/or community sites. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed in Faculty of Education Professional Experience Requirements, must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning days must be completed, and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Undertaking full-time study may be required from January to December (6 teaching terms) depending on your program of study.

Applicants for the Master of Teaching Primary or Secondary specialisations must complete an online questionnaire, including two 500-word written statements about your motivation and suitability for teaching and your involvement in learning and leadership activities. See education non-academic requirements for further information.

Our two-year Master of Teaching program is geared towards making a positive and life-long impact on the lives of children and young people.

You can choose either to specialise in primary, secondary, or early childhood teaching. The primary specialisation includes completing a Primary English specialisation, providing graduates with further excellent employment opportunities.

As well as undertaking an education research project, this course includes professional experience learning via placement in early childhood education settings, schools, and/or community sites. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed in Faculty of Education Professional Experience Requirements, must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning days must be completed, and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Undertaking full-time study may be required from January to December (6 teaching terms) depending on your program of study.

Applicants for the Master of Teaching Primary or Secondary specialisations must complete an online questionnaire, including two 500-word written statements about your motivation and suitability for teaching and your involvement in learning and leadership activities. See education non-academic requirements for further information.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. Applicants’ qualifications must meet the requirements for admission for:
    1. secondary specialisation: Graduate study as advised by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptor 2.1.1 (Subject Content Knowledge) or be able to meet these requirements by completing no more than two units which on all occasions will be undertaken as part of the degree; or
    2. primary specialisation: Graduate study as advised by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptor 2.1.1 (Subject Content Knowledge)
    3. early childhood (Birth to 5 years) specialisation: Graduate study in an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  2. Applicants to the Primary or Secondary Specialisation must undertake the UAC or QTAC non-academic entry requirement test.

To meet the University’s minimum English Language Proficiency requirement an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian Year 12 or have completed at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) at AQF diploma equivalent or higher where:
    1. the country where those studies were undertaken is listed in the Rules Relating to Awards – Rule 2 – English Language Proficiency Requirements and
    2. the language of instruction was English; or
  2. achieved a minimum test score, within two (2) years of the date of application for admission, equal to or above the minimum listed below:
    1. International English Language Test System (IELTS). The applicant must have a minimum overall score of 7.0, including a minimum result of 7.0 in speaking, listening, reading and writing modules; or
    2. International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR). The applicant must have a score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing; or
  3. successfully completed SCU’s Preparing for Success Program.

To register as a Teacher in Australia the minimum English language requirements are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic)
    • A minimum score of 7 is needed in reading and writing
    • A minimum score of 8 is needed in speaking and listening.
    • This equates to an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, or
  • The International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
    • A score of Level 4 is needed in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, undertaken at approved testing sites where the assessment is teacher focused.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score7
Reading7
Writing7
Listening7
Speaking7

About the course

You will choose either an Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary specialisation and complete two research units that focus on a contemporary research problem in education that is significant to your field of teacher training.

The Early Childhood specialisation qualifies you to become an early childhood teacher (six-weeks to five-years-old).

The Primary specialisation qualifies you to teach kindergarten to Year 6 children. To see what you need to have studied for a primary key learning area please see Master of Teaching Previous Studies Subject Guide.

The Secondary specialisation (for domestic applicants only) qualifies you to become a secondary school teacher. To see what you need to have studied for a secondary teaching subject, please see Master of Teaching Previous Studies Subject Guide. Depending on your previous study, you may need to complete additional units, some of which may only be available on campus.

All core education units can be studied on campus or online (some online units require attendance at on-campus workshops).

Note: International EAP3 students can progress to a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood specialisation) with an equivalent of IELTS 7.0.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast (Primary Specialisation)Term  1, Term  3$28,000 ($3,500 per unit)110588G
Gold Coast (Secondary Specialisation)Term  1, Term  3$28,000 ($3,500 per unit)110587H
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying in Australia

Gold Coast (Primary Specialisation)
Term 1 February 2023Term 3 June 2023
Gold Coast (Secondary Specialisation)
Term 1 February 2023Term 3 June 2023
View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Teaching students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

and Primary and Secondary Specialisations must also meet:

Permission to undertake a professional experience placement requires meeting all academic and non-academic requirements as stipulated by the University and relevant accreditation bodies.

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) in the Early Childhood Specialisation.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood) after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) in the Early Childhood Specialisation comprising 8 coursework units and 2 professional placement units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) in the Primary or Secondary Specialisation.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Master of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) in the Primary or Secondary Specialisation.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Complete one of the following specialisations. Note 3

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR6008Professional Experience: Early Childhood I Note 1
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR6011Professional Experience: Early Childhood II Note 1
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
TCHR5005Professional Experience I - Primary Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
TCHR5006Professional Experience II - Primary Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6017Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
TCHR6009Professional Experience III - Primary Note 1
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
TCHR5007Professional Experience I - Secondary Note 1
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
TCHR5008Professional Experience II - Secondary Note 1
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6017Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
TCHR6010Professional Experience III - Secondary Note 1
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC3032Classroom Management
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
AND, choose one unit below for your approved first secondary teaching area:
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
AND, choose the second unit below for your approved first secondary teaching area:
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II
AND, if undertaking an approved second Secondary teaching area choose the two (2) Curriculum and Pedagogy units for the second Secondary teaching area. If undertaking a second Science, HISE or Technology and Applied Sciences teaching area the following two units must be completed. Note 2
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 4
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 4
OR, if not undertaking two Secondary teaching areas choose two (2) elective units from Education units or any University unit for which the prerequisites have been met.


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
N/A
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
TCHR6008Professional Experience: Early Childhood I
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
Term2
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
Term3,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
N/A
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
Term4,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Online
Term4,5
N/A
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
TCHR6011Professional Experience: Early Childhood II
Term5
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term5
Term5

Second Year

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC5004 - Learning and Support Frameworks
Enrolment informationRecommended that Primary and Secondary students complete this unit prior to their final professional placement..
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
Summer Term
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term5
Summer Term
Term5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Summer Term
Term5
N/A

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
N/A
TCHR5005Professional Experience I - Primary
Term2,4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
TCHR5006Professional Experience II - Primary
Term2,4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
N/A
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
N/A
Gold Coast
Term1,5
N/A
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,5
N/A

Second Year

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC5004 - Learning and Support Frameworks
Enrolment informationRecommended that Primary and Secondary students complete this unit prior to their final professional placement..
EDUC6017Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
TCHR6009Professional Experience III - Primary
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Summer Term
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
N/A
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
First Curriculum & Pedagogy Teaching Unit
TCHR5007Professional Experience I - Secondary
Term2,4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
Summer Term
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3,5
Summer Term
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Summer Term
Term3,5
N/A
Pre-requisites24 credit points in 3007002 - Bachelor of Education OR 3007003 - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Enrolment informationThis unit includes five days of observation in a school or early childhood centre. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Students must comply with the vaccination requirements of placement providers. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fail grade. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
EDUC3032Classroom Management
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
TCHR5008Professional Experience II - Secondary
Term2,4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Second Curriculum & Pedagogy Teaching Unit

Second Year

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC5004 - Learning and Support Frameworks
Enrolment informationRecommended that Primary and Secondary students complete this unit prior to their final professional placement..
EDUC6017Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
TCHR6010Professional Experience III - Secondary
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
Summer Term
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term5
Summer Term
Term5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Summer Term
Term5
N/A
EDUC2016 -  Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I OR Elective Note 2
EDUC3014 -  Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II OR Elective Note 2


Notes

Note 1: This unit involves a professional experience placement.
Note 2: Enrolment in additional secondary curriculum pedagogy units requires Course Coordinator approval.
Note 3: Students must complete the specialisation approved upon admission.
Note 4: Students undertaking two teaching areas in Science, HSIE or Technology and Applied Sciences undertake these units for the second teaching area, as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Unit groups

First Curriculum & Pedagogy Teaching Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I

Second Curriculum & Pedagogy Teaching Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate an advanced ability to research, synthesise and evaluate ideas and theories to transform and disrupt thinking in educational practice

Demonstrate knowledge of research principles, theories and methods related to the field of education and teaching practice.

Exercise critical analysis, problem solving and research based decision-making in educational practice.

Demonstrate application of advanced knowledge and understanding of diverse ways of knowing and learning in educational contexts to inform connected and compassionate ways of teaching.

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise knowledge for innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in an educational setting.

Demonstrate a knowledge of social responsibility, ethics and legal principles consistent with what is expected of an education professional working in a learning community and with students, parents and carers.

Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to legislative requirements and codes of conduct relevant to professional practice.

Demonstrate disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary understandings in relation to curriculum content and frameworks.

Demonstrate a research based understanding of pedagogical principles for effective assessment practices and supportive learning environments.

Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice.

Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills by interpreting and transmitting knowledge, in professional educational settings.

Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons, in local and international contexts.

Demonstrate proactive and inclusive strategies for diverse groups of learners.

Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the impacts of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of the students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Early Childhood specialisation may work as an early childhood teacher in preschool (NSW) or equivalent, and long day care (child care) settings, or may pursue work as a Family Day Care coordinator

Graduates from the Primary specialisation are qualified to work in primary schools (kindergarten to Year 6).

Graduates from the Secondary specialisation will typically work as teachers in secondary schools.

Some graduates may pursue work in a range of education and non-education settings including roles such as education consultant, community education centre leader, university tutor or lecturer, environmental educator, zoo education officer, education exhibition organiser, education policy analyst, curriculum writer, children's entertainment presenter, youth support worker, teacher of English overseas, private tutor, and children's advocate leader.

Professional placement

Early Childhood Specialisation: you will undertake 60 days of professional placement during this course in two environments - a preschool setting and an infant and toddler setting.

Primary/Secondary Specialisation: you complete a program of 60 days professional experience in school during the course, which enables you to put theory into practice as you observe and reflect on classroom dynamics. 

Professional experience provides opportunities for you to become acquainted with the formal and informal aspects of what occurs in classrooms and schools or early childhood settings and to demonstrate your independent and professional capabilities as teachers.

Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, including a Working with Children Check, must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Professional recognition

This course is pending accreditation from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), for the Primary and the Secondary Specialisations and from the Australian Children's Education and Care Authority (ACECQA), for the Early Childhood Specialisation.

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