Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
The Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) provides graduates of non-education undergraduate degrees with a secondary school teaching qualification.
Notre Dame has a two year Master of Teaching program that doubles the amount of practicum in a Diploma of Education and allows students to take a more graduated approach to the in-school development of teaching competence. It gives them the ability to teach in two learning areas of the secondary curriculum and accreditation to teach Religious Education if desired.
|Course||Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)|
|Duration||2 yrs full-time or equivalent part-time|
|Practical component||20 weeks|
|Contact hours||12-15 hours per week (full-time)|
|Requirements||Completion of Bachelors degree in a discipline(s) relevant to the secondary school curriculum and provide sufficient content depth for a teaching Major (up to Year 12) and a teaching Minor (up to Year 10 level).|
|Study Mode||Full-time or Part-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Semester 1 or Semester 2|
|Professional Accreditation||Teachers’ Registration Board of Western Australia|
|Course Codes||Course Code 5144|
CRICOS Code 040441K
- An extensive school experience component amounting to 20 weeks of in-school time over two years.
- Strong supportive mentoring arrangement.
- The ability to teach in two learning areas of the secondary curriculum.
- A focus on the Australian Curriculum.
- The strong integration of theory and practice.
- Coursework that is contemporary, practical, interactive and focused on problem solving.
- Professional reflection on practice.
- Exposure to emergent learning technologies.
- Attainment of employer, government and registration requirements.
- Accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school (if desired).
- Requirements to teach in a Catholic school (if desired).
- All students are required to complete a core curriculum unit in Theology or Ethics at a 500 level.
Seven Education UnitsYEAR TWO
- Planning and Pedagogy
- Transforming Learning through ICT
- Teaching Method 1 (Major)
- Teaching Method 2 (Specialisation)
- Psychological Principles of Classroom Management
- Catering for Students with Special Needs
- Applied Research Methods in Education
Two Theology Units (or substitute)
- Principles of Primary Religious Education 1
- Sacraments in the Catholic Tradition
One Justice Studies Unit
- Education, Service and Community Engagement
One Practicum Unit
- School Experience: Secondary – Ten weeks (one school term) teaching experience
Six Education Units
- Working with Indigenous Students
- Professional Responsibilities of the Teacher
- Contemporary Issues in Secondary Schooling
- Advanced Teaching Skills
- Teaching and Learning Strategies
- English for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students
Three Theology Units (or substitute units)
- Scripture and Church (or substitute)
- Christology (or substitute)
- Principles of Religious Education 2
One Practicum Unit
- Teaching Internship – Ten weeks (one school term) teaching experience
Ten weeks of school experience – one school term with special focus on both curriculum areas (major and specialisation).
Ten weeks of school experience – the Teaching Internship. This provides an integrated program of teaching in both Learning Areas and Religious Education (if applicable).
Applicants need to have completed at least 8 units in their undergraduate degree that correspond to a major teaching area and at least 4 units that correspond to a specialisation area.