Master of Teaching – Secondary (coursework)

This course is for students wishing to qualify as secondary school teachers.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Teaching – Secondary (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MTeachSec
Course code
32550
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Jennifer Shand
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

A major comprises one curriculum I unit and one curriculum II unit.
A minor comprises one curriculum I unit and one curriculum II unit.
An Area of Interest comprises one curriculum I unit.*

Major and minor (36 points):

Students pursuing a major in Art, English, Information and Communication Technology, Languages Other than English (LOTE), Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences or Science, take units to the value of 24 points comprising one secondary specialisation Curriculum major and one secondary specialisation minor from Groups A–G, and units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

Students pursuing a major in Health and Physical Education take units to the value of 24 points from Group H, and units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G; or a unit to the value of 6 points from Group I and a unit to the value of 6 points from Group K; or units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

Students pursuing a major in Music, take units to the value of 24 points from Group J and units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G; or a unit to the value of 6 points from Group I and a unit to the value of 6 points from Group K; or units to the value of 12 points from Group K. Students pursuing a minor in Music take units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G, units MUSC4711 and MUSC4712 to the value of 12 points from Group J and units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

*Note: Career Development, Information and Communication Technologies, and Special Education are available as an Area of Interest for students who do not satisfy the pre-requisites for a curriculum minor—Group I.

Take all units (60 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NS, S1EDUC5000National Literacy and Numeracy Test (0 points)
NSEDUC5410Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
Incompatibility:
EDUC3301 Language and Literacy
S1EDUC5429Perspectives in Aboriginal Education
S1EDUC5485Development, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice
NSEDUC5500Professional Practice B (12 points)
Prerequisites:
EDUC5510 Professional Practice A; demonstration of a good standard of literacy and satisfactory progress in course assessment
NSEDUC5510Professional Practice A
NS, S1EDUC5514Differentiating the Curriculum
NSEDUC5515Interventions for Learning in Years 7-12
NSEDUC5546Teaching Contexts
NSEDUC5618Embedding ICTs Across the Curriculum
Prerequisites:
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Incompatibility:
A student may not take this unit after taking EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology. However, a student may take this unit first and subsequently proceed to EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology (formerly EDUC5606 E-learning).

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5445Art Curriculum I
NSEDUC5446Art Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5445 Art Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; and enrolment in one of the following; Graduate diploma in Education; or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5510 Professional Practice A

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5460English Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Teaching (Secondary)
NSEDUC5470English Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5460 English Curriculum I and EDUC5481 Professional Practice I and enrolment in either the Graduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5464Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
NSEDUC5474Information and Communication Technology Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5464 Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group D
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/AEDUC5461Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
N/AEDUC5471Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5461 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I ; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group E
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5462Mathematics Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching; Master of Science Communication and Education
NSEDUC5472Mathematics Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5462 Mathematics Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group F
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5466Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching (Secondary); Master of Science Communication and Education
NSEDUC5476Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5466 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum I (formerly EDUC5466/8466 Society and Environment Curriculum I); and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Teaching

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group G
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5465Science Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching; Master of Science Communication and Education
NSEDUC5475Science Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
EDUC5465 Science Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I ; and enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II or EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group H
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1SSEH5464Physical Education Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
an acceptable degree, with a major in Sport Science and/or Exercise and Health or equivalent.
Co-requisites:
SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum II
NSSSEH5474Physical Education Curriculum II
Prerequisites:
an acceptable degree, with a major in Sport Science and/or Exercise and Health or equivalent
Co-requisites:
SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I
NSSSEH5491Health Education
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group I
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5463Career Development Curriculum I
S1EDUC5464Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
S1EDUC5468Special Education Curriculum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment or re-enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching (Secondary); Master of Science Communication and Education

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group J
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1MUSC4631Secondary Music Curriculum 1
S2MUSC4632Secondary Music Curriculum 2
Prerequisites:
MUSC4631 Secondary Music Curriculum 1
S1MUSC4711Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 1
S2MUSC4712Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 2
Prerequisites:
MUSC4711 Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 1

Take according to the sequence notes:

Group K
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSEDUC5404Educational Linguistics
S1EDUC5411Enhancing Teaching through Understanding Contemporary Education
NSEDUC5415Educational Leadership and Management
N/AEDUC5416Education in Rural Australia
NSEDUC5454Learning Difficulties
S1EDUC5492Understanding and Managing Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
S1EDUC5494Approaches to Student Assessment
NS, SSEDUC5507Cultural and Historical Perspectives of the Mathematics Curriculum
Prerequisites:
completion of a Bachelor of Science or a degree containing a significant component of mathematics and its applications, or enrolment in the courses MTeach or GradDipEd, with Mathematics Education and/or Science Education as a major or minor teaching discipline
NS, SSEDUC5511Learning with Young Adult Fiction
SSEDUC5517Introduction to Catholic Education in Western Australia
NSSSEH5491Health Education
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants with qualifications from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English Language Competence.

(3) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5, a minimum score of 7.0 in the Reading and Writing bands, and a minimum score of 8.0 in the Listening and Speaking bands.

(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 75 and no sub-score less than 70.

(5) Applicants presenting a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) require an overall grade of B or above, with a score of 'exceptional' for listening and speaking, and at least 'good' for reading and writing.

(6) Applicants with qualifications gained wholly in English from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America must provide evidence of English Language Competence in accordance with the requirements of the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.

(7) An English bridging course is not regarded as evidence of English Language Competence.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) a major relevant to secondary teaching curriculum majors offered by UWA;

and

(c) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

(2) Applicants who have an Australian teaching qualification or equivalent as recognised by UWA are not normally eligible for admission.

(3) Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) an interview when requested;

and

(e) for applicants undertaking the Music major, an audition.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in the year in which a student is enrolled in a Professional Practice unit the student must, in addition to passing units to the value of at least half the total points value of units in which they are enrolled, pass the Professional Practice unit(s) in which they are enrolled.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who pass the Professional Practice unit(s) but do not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units in which they are enrolled are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' and are not permitted to re-enrol for a period of one year.

(2) Students who pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled but who fail a Professional Practice unit are, if the Committee described in Rule 13 so recommends under that Rule, assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' and are 'Excluded' from further study in the course.

(3) Students who do not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled and who fail a Professional Practice unit are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' and are 'Excluded' from further study in the course.

(4) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress twice under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' and are 'Excluded' from further study in the course.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Credit for previously completed work

13.(1) The Faculty may grant credit for units in the Master of Teaching Secondary course, excluding the Professional Practice units3, up to a value of 12 points on the basis of previously completed units of study.

(2) Credit is not granted for work completed in Professional Practice units undertaken in previous studies.

(3) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed through continuing education at this University to a maximum value of 12 points.

(4) Students who are permitted to transfer from the Graduate Diploma in Education course at this University to the Master of Teaching course are granted credit for all units completed in the Graduate Diploma in Education course.

(5) Students who withdraw from the Master of Teaching Secondary course and are awarded a Graduate Diploma in Education may apply to re-enter the Master of Teaching Secondary course with full credit for previously completed units provided no more than five years has lapsed since their last enrolment in the master's degree course.

[11.(1), (3), and (4) are approved exceptions to University Policy]

3 EDUC5510 Professional Practice A, EDUC5500 Professional Practice B, EDUC5481 Professional Practice I, EDUC5482 Professional Practice II.

Failure to pass a Professional Practice unit

14.(1) Students who do not pass a Professional Practice unit4 may apply to have their case considered by a committee comprising—

(a) the Dean of the Faculty or nominee;

(b) the relevant course coordinator;

and

(c) a relevant curriculum specialist.

(2) The committee will take into account all relevant information and recommend to the Faculty that the student—

(a) repeat the Professional Practice unit;

or

(b) repeat the Professional Practice unit following demonstration of specified conditions (e.g. completion of specified additional relevant work) to the satisfaction of the course coordinator;

or

(c) not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.

(3) If the Faculty permits a student to repeat a Professional Practice unit, it will determine whether the unit is to be repeated in the same or a subsequent year taking into consideration the student's overall performance in the course concerned.

4 EDUC5510 Professional Practice A, EDUC5500 Professional Practice B, EDUC5481 Professional Practice I, EDUC5482 Professional Practice II.

Cross-institutional enrolment

15. Students can undertake up to two curriculum units through cross-institutional enrolment if a relevant major or minor is not available.

Admissions/enrolment-related rules

16.(1) All students are required to pass a test of Teacher English Language Competency Skills, to demonstrate literacy skills within the top 30 per cent of the population, as required for professional registration.

(2) Students must demonstrate numeracy competency, within the top 30 per cent of the population, as appropriate to the specialisation and the requirements for professional registration.

(3) Students are not permitted to exceed the total number of points prescribed for the course, unless the Faculty permits otherwise in exceptional circumstances, in accordance with University Policy.

(4) A National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Clearance must be presented to the Graduate School of Education before any student undertakes a professional practice unit.

(5) The prerequisites for a curriculum major are the completion of six relevant units of undergraduate study with at least two at Level 3, or equivalent.

(6) The prerequisites for a curriculum minor are the completion of four relevant units of undergraduate study with at least two at Level 2, or equivalent.