The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an accelerated pre-service program for secondary education specifically designed to support students in their transition into first-year teaching and to nurture future leaders of the profession.
The program aims to provide a strong initial year of preparation for teaching in secondary schools and is recognised as an initial teaching qualification in government and non-government schools in all states in Australia. The program is also widely accepted as a teaching qualification internationally. The first three stages of study are undertaken either full-time or part-time equivalent. The final stage of the program is usually undertaken part-time over two terms while in the first year of teaching.
Special requirements and policies apply to this course.
Note: Due to UNSW's quota system for Commonwealth-supported and fee-paying courses, students should apply as soon as possible. The quota system ensures enrolment is maintained at a level which maximises the quality of the UNSW teaching and learning experience.
Applications received after UAC's main closing date will be considered, however the university cannot guarantee that they'll be processed in time for the start of your preferred term. Offers to courses may close if a faculty's offer quota is reached. Applicants will be considered for preferences in future offer rounds in the 2023–24 UAC admissions period or can reapply in the following admissions period.
Before continuing with this application, it is recommended that you review the Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree page where you can find an information pack to assess whether this program is suitable for you. You can select either two single teaching method plans or one double teaching method plan. To ensure that you select compatible teaching methods, please see the information pack via the above link.
Select either two single teaching method plans or one double teaching method plan. To ensure that you select compatible teaching methods, review the Master of Teaching Information Pack.
The program requires students to study one double or two single methods to prepare them for their secondary teaching specialisation(s). Methods offered are:
Prospective English, Mathematics, Music or Visual Arts teachers may select a double or two single methods. Other prospective teachers select two single method courses.
* A very high level of competence in spoken and written English is required to participate in this program. Find out more about English language requirements
Teaching practice is undertaken in at least two different secondary schools under the supervision of experienced teachers. Students must be available five days a week during normal school hours during these periods. Part-time students are also required to undertake the Professional Experience component in a full-time block. Applicants are required to have completed the following prior to the first week of the program: Working with Children Check, Anaphylaxis Training, Child Protection Awareness Training and COVID-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate.
The successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is required prior to the FINAL school placement. Visit the school of education website for further information about professional experience. The LANTITE tests can be completed prior to applying for / commencing the UNSW Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Appropriate undergraduate degree from a recognised institution with adequate background studies in relevant teaching discipline/s as follows:
* Semester-long – a semester or session is a teaching period. Generally, there are two main sessions (semester 1 and semester 2) in an academic year, usually of 13 weeks teaching/study, plus an examination period, or equivalent. Some institutions offer shorter Summer and Winter sessions during the breaks between the major sessions. Some academic years are divided into four teaching periods.
For more detailed information on background studies, visit the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website.
You must submit a personal statement which outlines your suitability for secondary teaching. Your statement should be no more than 150 words and include your reasons for wanting to be a teacher and why you are best suited for that role.
Your application cannot be considered without this information.
Either of the following:
If your prior study was undertaken in a non-English speaking country, you may be asked to provide evidence of meeting the English language proficiency requirements, with an accepted English test. Refer to UNSW English Language Requirements for more details.
Please note you must comply with the NESA English Language Proficiency Requirements and provide the necessary evidence when you apply for provisional and conditional accreditation.
^ Indicative annual course fees for 2023. Visit UNSW's website for further information.
Read the full course details on the UNSW Sydney website.
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