An education graduate stands in front of a building , she is smiling at he camera

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July, August, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    MTeach

  • Course code

    1209001

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, June, August, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

Our two-year (or 18 months if fast tracked*) Master of Teaching program qualifies you to be a teacher in Australia, and many countries overseas. Teaching is a career in which you can make a positive and life-long impact on the lives of children and young people. 

You can choose to specialise in early childhood education, primary education, or secondary education.  

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 of a total 480 hours. 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.

All primary and secondary students across Australia need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to undertaking the second professional experience placement.

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.

Please note, each teaching area requires the completion of previous studies related to that area. If you have not already completed these studies, you may be required to complete additional units as part of your degree.

*depending on course and specialisation pathway and term commencement.

Jack Fiedler, Education graduate and primary school teacher stands in a park in front of a picnic table that has kids backpacks on it

“I feel fortunate to be their teacher. They are at an age when their personalities are really emerging. They have such humour and curiosity. You can have a joke with them, yet at the same time they are serious about wanting to learn. They are respectful too. We respect each other.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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.

GA2: Creativity

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.

GA3: Ethical practice

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.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

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.

Early Childhood Specialisation: you will complete 60 days (480 hours) of professional placement during this course in two environments - a preschool setting and an infant and toddler setting.

Primary/Secondary Specialisation: you will complete a program of 60 days (480 hours) 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.

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 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.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$29,400 ($3,675 per unit)111196D
Gold Coast (Early Childhood Specialisation)Term  1, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$29,400 ($3,675 per unit)111196D
Gold Coast (Primary Specialisation)Term  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,400 ($3,675 per unit)110588G
Gold Coast (Secondary Specialisation)Term  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,400 ($3,675 per unit)110587H

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.

Career Outcomes

Graduates from the early childhood specialisation are qualified to teach in early childhood services. Graduates from the Primary specialisation are qualified to teach in primary schools (kindergarten/prep to Year 6).

Graduates from the Secondary specialisation are qualified to teach in their chosen learning areas in secondary schools.

The Master of Teaching is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), and approved by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for Primary and the Secondary initial teacher education in accordance with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Authority (ACECQA).

Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, however, students are advised to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding overseas accreditation requirements.

Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education students across Australia need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). Early Childhood Initial Teacher Education students do not have to do the LANTITE.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  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), AND NSW Band 4 in Mathematics or equivalent.
    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 minimum English Language requirement for admission to this course, an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:

a. have completed approved qualifications where language of instruction was English as outlined in Rules Relating to Awards – Rule 2 – Section 2; or

b. have achieved within (2) years of the proposed start date, an overall score of 7.0, with no band below 7.0 in the English International English Language Test System (IELTS) test or approved equivalent as outlined in Rules Relating to Awards – Rule 2 – Section 2.

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

Course requirements

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

  • 1 Specialisation (192 credit points) in Primary or Early Childhood or Secondary and
  • 3 Professional Experience units (0 credit points) or
  • 2 Professional Experience units (0 credit points) with the Early Childhood Specialisation

and Primary and Secondary Specialisation students 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.

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
TCHR6008Professional Experience: Early Childhood I
Dual Term2
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Co-requisitesTCHR5010 - Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
Anti-requisitesTCHR6004 - Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education I: Pre-schoolers
Enrolment informationStudents enrol by the date specified by the Professional Experience Team to ensure a placement can be arranged. All students are required to meet participation requirements including compulsory attendance at the residential, either online or face to face. Students are to provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at: www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Co-requisitesTCHR6008 - Professional Experience: Early Childhood I
Anti-requisitesTCHR6004 - Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education I: Pre-schoolers
Enrolment informationStudents must enrol prior to Week 1. This unit provides intensive workshops which begin on day 1 of teaching and assessment aligned with the Early Childhood Placement.
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
Term1,3,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
Enrolment informationStudents enrol by the date specified by the Professional Experience Team to ensure a placement can be arranged. Students provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at: www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
Summer Term
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
Term4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4,5
Term4,5
Enrolment information Students enrol by the date specified by the Professional Experience Team to ensure a placement can be arranged. Students provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at: www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Co-requisitesTCHR6011 - Professional Experience: Early Childhood II
Anti-requisitesTCHR6001 - Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education II: Infants and Toddlers
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol prior to Week 1. This unit provides intensive workshops which begin on day 1 of teaching and assessment aligned with the Early Childhood Placement.
TCHR6011Professional Experience: Early Childhood II
Dual Term3,4
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term3,4
Dual Term3,4
Co-requisitesTCHR5009 - Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
Anti-requisitesTCHR6001 - Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education II: Infants and Toddlers
Enrolment informationAll students are required to meet participation requirements including compulsory attendance at the residential, either online or face to face. Students enrol by the date specified by the Professional Experience Team to ensure a placement can be arranged. Students are to provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at: www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/

Second Year

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
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
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol in EDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesEDUC1004 - Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol inEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Anti-requisitesEDUC6003 - Inclusive Teaching
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
Summer Term
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3,5
Summer Term
Term3,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Summer Term
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Enrolment informationThis is a Capstone unit and ONLY completed in the final year of study. This unit requires students to undertake Community Engaged Learning.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Co-requisitesTCHR5005 - Professional Experience I - Primary OR TCHR5007 - Professional Experience I - Secondary
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass Grade in EDUC5012 Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning to commence professional placement.
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
N/A
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
TCHR5005Professional Experience I - Primary
Dual Term2,3
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2,3
Dual Term2,3
Co-requisitesEDUC5012 - Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Anti-requisitesEDUC5002 - The Learning Environment
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass grade in EDUC5012 Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning to commence the professional experience placement. All students are required to meet participation requirements including compulsory attendance at the residential, either online or face to face. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course AND TCHR2004 - Professional Experience I - Primary OR TCHR2005 - Professional Experience II - Primary OR TCHR2009 - Professional Experience I - Secondary OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Enrolment informationNote: This unit involves 6 - 12 hours of community engaged learning. Students MUST have a Working with Children Check approved for their state or territory PRIOR to Week 1.
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesEDUC1004 - Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
TCHR5006Professional Experience II - Primary
Dual Term2,3
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2,3
Dual Term2,3
Pre-requisitesTCHR5005 - Professional Experience I - Primary
Anti-requisitesTCHR5002 - Professional Experience I: Enhancing Student Learning
Enrolment informationStudents MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,5
N/A
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
Term1
Pre-requisites 96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching

Second Year

EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDUC5010 - Curriculum, Assessment and Technology
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Summer Term
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Pre-requisites96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
EDUC6017Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesTCHR5006 - Professional Experience II - Primary OR TCHR5008 - Professional Experience II - Secondary OR TCHR5002 - Professional Experience I: Enhancing Student Learning
Co-requisitesTCHR6009 - Professional Experience III - Primary OR TCHR6010 - Professional Experience III - Secondary
Anti-requisitesTCHR6005 - Professional Experience II: Evaluation to Improve Teaching Practice
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass grade in EDUC6017 Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession to commence professional experience placement. This unit provides preparation for the final professional placement.
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Anti-requisitesEDUC6003 - Inclusive Teaching
TCHR6009Professional Experience III - Primary
Dual Term2
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Co-requisitesEDUC6017 - Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
Anti-requisitesTCHR6005 - Professional Experience II: Evaluation to Improve Teaching Practice
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass Grade in EDUC6017 - Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession to commence professional experience placement. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
Enrolment restrictionsStudents to submit a Unit Approval request via MyEnrolment. Students must have satisfactorily completed both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) AND Professional Experience II before enrolling in this unit.
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol in EDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
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..
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol inEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Co-requisitesTCHR5005 - Professional Experience I - Primary OR TCHR5007 - Professional Experience I - Secondary
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass Grade in EDUC5012 Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning to commence professional placement.
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
TCHR5007Professional Experience I - Secondary
Dual Term2,3
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2,3
Dual Term2,3
Co-requisitesEDUC5012 - Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
Anti-requisitesEDUC5002 - The Learning Environment
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass grade in EDUC5012 Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning to commence the professional experience placement. All students are required to meet participation requirements including compulsory attendance at the residential, either online or face to face. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDUC5010 - Curriculum, Assessment and Technology
EDUC3031Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Online
Summer Term
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Anti-requisitesEDUC6003 - Inclusive Teaching
EDUC3032Classroom Management
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Pre-requisites96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching
TCHR5008Professional Experience II - Secondary
Dual Term2,3
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2,3
Dual Term2,3
Pre-requisitesTCHR5007 - Professional Experience I - Secondary
Anti-requisitesTCHR5002 - Professional Experience I: Enhancing Student Learning
Enrolment informationStudents MUST complete a Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I unit for their chosen Secondary Subject Teaching area prior to enrolling this unit. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance and health protection prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
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

Second Year

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
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
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesTCHR5006 - Professional Experience II - Primary OR TCHR5008 - Professional Experience II - Secondary OR TCHR5002 - Professional Experience I: Enhancing Student Learning
Co-requisitesTCHR6009 - Professional Experience III - Primary OR TCHR6010 - Professional Experience III - Secondary
Anti-requisitesTCHR6005 - Professional Experience II: Evaluation to Improve Teaching Practice
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass grade in EDUC6017 Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession to commence professional experience placement. This unit provides preparation for the final professional placement.
TCHR6010Professional Experience III - Secondary
Dual Term2
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Co-requisitesEDUC6017 - Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession
Anti-requisitesTCHR6005 - Professional Experience II: Evaluation to Improve Teaching Practice
Enrolment informationStudents MUST achieve a Pass grade in EDUC6017 - Education for Impact: Into and Beyond the Profession to commence the professional experience placement. Students MUST provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/ Only ONE placement can be completed in a Term unless approval has been granted by the Director of Professional Experience.
Enrolment restrictionsStudents to submit a Unit Approval request via My Enrolment. Students must have satisfactorily completed both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) AND Professional Experience II before enrolling in this unit.
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol in EDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesEDUC1004 - Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol inEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
Summer Term
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3,5
Summer Term
Term3,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Summer Term
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Enrolment informationThis is a Capstone unit and ONLY completed in the final year of study. This unit requires students to undertake Community Engaged Learning.
EDUC2016 -  Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I OR Elective Note 2
EDUC3014 -  Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II OR Elective Note 2


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 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
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood) after completing the 10 units listed above.
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
EDUC3031Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds
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.

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Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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