Master of Teaching

Course summary for current students

Year

2016 course information

Award granted Master of Teaching
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
Cloud (online) for Primary and Secondary strands only. Check course entry for strand availability at each campus.

Duration

1.5 years for students undertaking studies in Trimester 1, 2, 3, and 1 in the following year, or 2 years for students undertaking studies in Trimesters 1, 2 and 1, 2 combination or part time equivalent.

CRICOS course code068926C
Deakin course codeE760

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Master of Teaching is a 16 credit point course. It enables candidates with at least a three-year undergraduate degree to complete the equivalent of two more years of study (four trimesters) that will allow registration as a graduate early childhood, primary or secondary teacher with a master's qualification.
 
This course has been developed in response to the growing trend, nationally and internationally, to require postgraduate qualifications for entry into the teaching profession, and to offer a number of pathways into the profession.  A 12 credit point Graduate Diploma of Teaching (E663) is embedded in the course.  You will have the opportunity to exit the course after three trimesters with a graduate diploma, or to complete a 4th trimester of study to graduate with a Master of Teaching.

Professional recognition

This teacher program has been approved by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) against the National Graduate Teacher standards for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria.   Graduates intending to apply for teacher registration with the VIT should carefully check the VIT requirements specified here 

For students completing the Early Childhood strand, this program has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia.

International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information


Strand availability

The strands in Primary and Secondary, will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and in Cloud (online) mode. The Early Childhood strand commences at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in community-based mode i.e. a combination of intensive and cloud (online) mode study.   Not all secondary methods will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) or in Cloud (online) mode.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

In the Master of Teaching, all students must successfully complete the following course components, totalling 16 credit points:

1. Six core units (6 credit points) in Education Studies and Professional Experience:

  • Education Studies units (EEE751, EEE752, EEE753)
  • Professional Experience units (EPR701, EPR702, EPR703) or (EPR701, EPR705, EPR706)*

* Only for students undertaking a dual credential with strands in Early Childhood Education and Primary Teaching. 

Note: embedded in the Professional Experience units are 60 days of professional experience in schools or other educational settings.

2. Plus six credit points from one teaching strand (choice of Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching):

Students enrolled in the *Early Childhood strand complete:

  • 6 core units: ECE761; ECE762; ECE763; ECE764; ECP711 and ECP712

Students enrolled in the Primary strand complete

  • 6 core units: EPL746; EPM742; EPO701; EPS735; ECP711 and ECP712

Students enrolled in the Secondary strand complete:

  • Two curriculum studies units (teaching Years 7-10) in their two discipline areas (e.g. in history and geography; or science and maths; or English and drama etc.)
  • Two curriculum studies units (teaching Years 11-12) in their two discipline areas
  • EEH730 Promoting Student Wellbeing
  • EXC735 Teachers and Youth Literacy and Numeracy Engagement or EXC725 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

3. Plus four credit points (4 credit points) from one of the following:

  • Dual Credential. By choosing certain combinations from the above for their remaining four units, students can gain sufficient credits to qualify as a teacher in a second strand, i.e. in Early Childhood AND Primary, or Primary AND Secondary. (Note: dual credential is only available in the Trimester 1,2,1,2 study configuration, across 2 years of study).

Or they may choose:

  • Internship. A four credit point internship: (EPR704) which can only be undertaken after successful completion of the 60 days practicum and which serves as an induction into the profession.
  • Research pathway. A four credit point research sequence (EXR781; EXR791; EDX703; EDX704).   Graduates of the Master of Teaching who have successfully completed their strand studies and the research pathway option with 4 credit points in research studies at an appropriate standard may apply for entry into a PhD.
  • Applied Learning (Applied Learning not offered in 2014). A four credit point sequence in Applied Learning, designed to prepare teachers to work with young people in secondary schools through the Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning, and in TAFE and Adult and Community Education (ACE) settings:  (ECJ722; ECJ723; EEE723, ECJ724; available only to those already completing a secondary strand).  (Note:  this sequence is only available in the Trimester 1,2,1,2 study configuration, across 2 years of study).  The Applied Learning sequence is offered through Cloud (online) learning with 4 days of compulsory attendance per unit per trimester at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).  Students taking an applied learning sequence attend a total of 16 days of intensive study for the four units. Students who complete the Applied Learning strand of the Masters of Teaching must have also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA) as a co-requisite qualification to be eligible to graduate. Deakin staff have established a partnership with Box Hill Institute of TAFE allowing students (without a TAA) to receive credit towards the Box Hill Institute TAA. Students may elect to complete the qualification with Box Hill Institute staff delivering the remaining elements at a Deakin’s campus.
  • Leadership of Teaching. A four credit point sequence of studies in Leadership of Teaching (ELT711; ELT712; ELT713; ELT714)

Note:

(i) All full-time campus based students will need to declare which pathway (i.e. Research, Applied Learning (Applied Learning not offered in 2014), Internship, Dual Credential or Leadership of Teaching) they intend to follow by the end of Trimester 2.

(ii) Cloud (online) for Primary and Secondary strands only (Early Childhood Education not available in Cloud (online) study mode)

Course structure

Level 1 (Year 1)

EEE751Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning

EEE752Effective Planning and Assessment

EPR701Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

2 Core strand units relating to strand choice, see below.

And one professional studies unit in:

EPR702Managing Teaching in Professional Experience

Or

EPR705Managing Teaching in Professional Experience ^

^ EPR705 is only for students undertaking a dual credential with strands in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.

Plus

2 Core strand units relating to strand choice, see below.

Note: after completion of Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 studies, students are required to nominate their additional trimester preferences and consult with enrolment officers regarding their next trimester enrolment.

Level 2 (Year 2)

EEE753Becoming a Professional Educator

And one professional studies unit in:

EPR703Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Or

EPR706Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience ^^

Or

EPR707Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Plus

2 Core strand units relating to strand choice, see below.

^^ EPR706 is only for students undertaking a dual credential with strands in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.

Core Strand Units

*Early Childhood - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Please note that Burwood (Melbourne) students study campus only and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students study in Cloud (online) intensive mode at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), where units are studied via Cloud (online) with periodic campus based intensives. Both modes are only offered full-time for the Early Childhood Strand.

ECE761Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes

ECE762Language and Literacy

ECE763Science and Environmental Awareness

ECE764Young Children's Mathematics

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Primary - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

EPL746Primary Literacy

EPM742Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

EPO701Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

EPS735Primary Science and Technology Education

Secondary - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Students enrolled in the Secondary strand must complete:

EEH730Promoting Student Wellbeing

EXC735 Teachers and Youth Literacy and Numeracy Engagement (no longer available for enrolment)

Or

EXC725Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

(Note: Students undertaking a Secondary and Primary dual credential take units ECP711 and ECP712 instead of units EEH730, EXC725/735).

and

•Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Levels 7-10) and Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Level 11-12) in their two discipline areas (e.g. in history and geography; or science and maths; or English and Drama etc) from:

Secondary Curriculum Studies campus availability*

Burwood (Melbourne): Biology, Chemistry, Commerce and Business Studies, Dance, Drama, English, ESL (TESOL), Environmental Science, Geography, Health, History, Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE/SOSE), LOTE, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Science, Visual Arts

Cloud (online) mode: Biology, Chemistry, Commerce and Business Studies, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Health, History, LOTE, Mathematics, Music, Science, Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE/SOSE), Visual Arts

*subject to availability and student demand

Secondary Curriculum Studies units 

Biology- Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS767Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Chemistry - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESJ760Studies in Curriculum (TESOL B)

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

Commerce and Business Studies - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ECB704Commerce and Business Studies Curriculum Study B

ECS771 History and Humanities A (Final year of offer 2014)

Dance# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Dance specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

Drama# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Drama specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

English - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ECL761English Education A

ECL762English Education B

English as a Second Language (TESOL)# - Burwood (Melbourne)

ESJ759Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

ESJ760Studies in Curriculum (TESOL B)

Environmental Science - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS741Science and Environmental Sustainability: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

ESS742Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

Health - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESH702Health Education: Curriculum Study *

ESH703Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study *

* ESH702, ESH703 Cloud (online) mode offered in alternate years 2016, 2018

Language Other Than English (LOTE)# - Burwood (Melbourne)

ESJ757Studies in Curriculum (LOTE A)
ESJ758Studies in Curriculum (LOTE B)

Mathematics - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESM724Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM725Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

Media/Film# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Media/Film specialism)

ECA735Arts Education Curriculum Study 5

ECA736Arts Education Curriculum Study 6

Music - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Music specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

Science - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online))

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS755Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum

Visual Arts - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Visual Arts specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

# only available campus mode

Double Secondary curriculum Studies - units

Double Visual Arts - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Visual Arts specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Double Music - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Visual Arts specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Level 2 (Year 2)

In fourth Trimester – students undertake one of the following:

Internship - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

4 credit points, comprising a 10 week internship. This option is subject to successful completion of the Deakin Authentic Teacher Assessment (ATA) in the previous trimester and contingent on availability of suitable placement for intern.

EPR704Internship
 

Or 

Applied Learning - Cloud (online) (Applied Learning not offered in 2014)

4 credit point sequence in applied learning studies

ECJ722 Applied Learning in the Middle Years (no longer available for enrolment)

ECJ724 Teaching for Pathways into Tertiary Study (no longer available for enrolment)

ECJ723Applied Learning in the Postcompulsory Education and Training Sector

EXE703Partnership Development for Applied and Vocational Learning Programs

Notes:

(i) Applied Learning (Applied Learning not offered in 2014) units are available via Cloud (online) mode with 4 days of compulsory attendance per unit per trimester at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).  Students taking an Applied Learning sequence attend a total of 16 days of intensive study for the four units.

(ii) Students who complete the Applied Learning strand (Applied Learning not offered in 2014) of the Masters of Teaching must have also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA) as a co-requisite qualification to be eligible to graduate. Deakin staff have established a partnership with Box Hill Institute of TAFE allowing students (without a TAA) to receive credit towards the Box Hill Institute TAA. Students may elect to complete the qualification with Box Hill Institute staff delivering the remaining elements at a Deakin’s campus.

Or

Research pathway- Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

4 credit points, including units in Research Methods, Research design and ethics, and a 2 credit point research paper

EDX703Research Paper A

EDX704Research Paper B

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

Or

Leadership of Teaching- Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

4 credit point sequence, focusing on developing knowledge of the roles of teachers in leading curriculum change. This includes one credit unit of shadowing a curriculum leader in either an Early childhood or a school-based setting and one unit with a major focus on portfolio planning for teacher leadership positions.

ELT711Theories and Models of Leadership: Introduction

ELT712Leadership Communities of Learners

ELT713Researching the Leadership of Teaching

ELT714Leadership of Teaching Profile

Or

Additional strand (Dual credential)

4 core units in a second strand

Note: Dual credential is only available in Tri 1,2,1,2, study combination.

Strand Units

*Early Childhood - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Please note that Burwood (Melbourne) students study via campus only and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students study in Cloud (online) intensive mode at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), where units are studied via Cloud (online) with periodic campus based intensives. Both modes are only offered full-time for the Early Childhood Strand.

ECE761Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes

ECE762Language and Literacy

ECE763Science and Environmental Awareness

ECE764Young Children's Mathematics

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood *

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing *

* ECP711, ECP712 also offered trimester 3 subject to availability 

Primary - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

EPL746Primary Literacy

EPM742Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

EPO701Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

EPS735Primary Science and Technology Education

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood *

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing *

* ECP711, ECP712 also offered trimester 3 subject to availability 

Secondary - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Students enrolled in the Secondary strand must complete:

EEH730Promoting Student Wellbeing *

EXC725Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

* EEH730 also offered trimester 3 subject to availability 

and

•Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Levels 7-10) and Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Level 11-12) in their two discipline areas (e.g. in history and geography; or science and maths; or English and Drama etc) from the curriculum list below.

Trimester 2

Students complete the remaining four credit points from one of the following options:

Internship

The Internship is a 4-credit point pathway option.  Internship placement is not part of the required placement days for VIT registration, however, the 60 placement days and 12 associated credit points of study must be successfully completed before undertaking the Internship placement.  Internships are unpaid, full-time, ten-week placements undertaken within set, non-negotiable dates under our agreements with VIT and the Australian Education Union.  

EPR704Internship (4 credit points)

Research

Research pathway 4cp

Note: This pathway is only available for eligible candidates that hold an Honours degree or equivalent and a WAM of 70 in prior and eligible  E760 units. The sequence of units are:

EDX703Research Paper A

EDX704Research Paper B

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

Research pathway 6cp

Note: This pathway is only available for eligible candidates that do not hold an Honours degree or equivalent and a WAM of 70 in prior and eligible E760 units. Students must be aware that this pathway is in addition to the 16 credit points required for the course (a total of 18 credit points) and further fees will be incurred.

The sequence of units are:

EDX705Minor Thesis A (2 credit points)

EDX706Minor Thesis B (2 credit points)

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

Leadership of Teaching

ELT711Theories and Models of Leadership: Introduction

ELT712Leadership Communities of Learners

ELT713Researching the Leadership of Teaching

ELT714Leadership of Teaching Profile

Inclusive Education (2015 Commencing Students only)

EIE701Personalising Learning: Curriculum and Assessment

EIE702Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom

EIE703Designing Engagement for Learning

EIE704Supporting Communication in Inclusive Classrooms

TESOL (2015 Commencing Students only)

ECL751Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom

ECL752Innovation in Language Curriculum

ECL753Linguistics for Language Teaching

ESJ759Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

LOTE (2015 Commencing Students only)

ECL751Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom

ECL752Innovation in Language Curriculum

ECL753Linguistics for Language Teaching

ESJ757Studies in Curriculum (LOTE A)

Internationalisation (2015 Commencing Students only)

EEG701Contemporary Issues in International Education

EEG702Professional Learning Theory and Practice in International Education

EEG703Governance and Capacity Building in International Education

EEG704Curriculum and Assessment in International Schools

Master of Teaching (dual strand - Primary & Early Childhood or Primary & Secondary)

Trimester 1

EEE751Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning

EPL746Primary Literacy

EPM742Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

EPR701Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

Trimester 2

EEE752Effective Planning and Assessment

EPO701Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

EPS735Primary Science and Technology Education

EPR702Managing Teaching in Professional Experience

Trimester 1 

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

plus two units from chosen strand:

ECE761Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes Early Childhood

ECE762Language and Literacy Early Childhood

Or

Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Levels 7-10) See list below


Trimester 2

EEE753Becoming a Professional Educator

And one professional studies unit in:

EPR706Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience Early Childhood

Or

EPR709Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience Secondary

plus two units from chosen strand:

ECE763Science and Environmental Awareness Early Childhood

ECE764Young Children's Mathematics Early Childhood

Or

Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units (teaching Level 11-12) See list below

Secondary Curriculum Study Units

Secondary Curriculum Studies campus availability*

Burwood (Melbourne): Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, English, ESL (TESOL), Environmental Science, Geography, Health, History, Humanities, LOTE, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Science, SOSE, TESOL, Visual Arts

Cloud* (online) mode: Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Health, History, Humanities, LOTE, Mathematics, Music, Science, , Physics, SOSE, TESOL, Visual Arts

*subject to availability and student demand

Secondary Curriculum Studies units

 Biology - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

 

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS767Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Chemistry - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS768Curriculum Studies (Senior Chemistry)

Dance# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Dance specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

Drama# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Drama specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

English - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ECL761English Education A

ECL762English Education B

English as a Second Language (TESOL) - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESJ759Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

ESJ760Studies in Curriculum (TESOL B)

Environmental Science - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS741Science and Environmental Sustainability: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

ESS742Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

Health - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESH702Health Education: Curriculum Study *

ESH703Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study *

* ESH702, ESH703 Cloud (online) mode offered in alternate years 2016, 2018.

History - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

EHI701History A

EHI702History B

Humanities - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

EHU701Humanities Societies and Environments A

EHU702Humanities Societies and Environments B

Language Other Than English (LOTE) - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESJ757Studies in Curriculum (LOTE A)

ESJ758Studies in Curriculum (LOTE B)

Mathematics - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESM724Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM725Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

Media/Film# - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Media/Film specialism)

ECA735Arts Education Curriculum Study 5

ECA736Arts Education Curriculum Study 6

Music - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Music specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

Science - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS755Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum

Physics - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ESS744Science: Curriculum Study

ESS745Senior Physics Curriculum Study

Visual Arts - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Visual Arts specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

# only available campus mode

 

Double Secondary curriculum Studies units

Double SOSE  - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

EHI701History A

EHI702History B

EHU701Humanities Societies and Environments A

EHU702Humanities Societies and Environments B

Double Maths

ESM704Problem Solving and Modelling

ESM724Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM725Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM733Exploring Space and Number

Double Visual Arts  - Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

(Students to select the Visual Arts specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Double Music  - Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Music specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Double Dance- Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Dance specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Double Drama- Burwood (Melbourne)

(Students to select the Drama specialism)

ECA731Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

ECA732Arts Education Curriculum Study 2

ECA733Arts Education Curriculum Study 3

ECA734Arts Education Curriculum Study 4


Working with Children Check

The Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.) requires a person who engages in child-related work, as defined in the Act, to obtain an assessment notice under the Act, known as a Working with Children Check (WWCC). The Act is administered by the Department of Justice: justice.vic.gov.au

School experience placements in schools in the course of a university degree are “child-related work”. Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.), administered by the Department of Justice, a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing school experience placements in a school. The WWCC must remain current throughout the course. It is an offence under the Act to engage in school experience without holding a WWCC.

Students will not be allowed to commence school experience in any school in Victoria until a Working with Children Check is obtained. Therefore it is vital that as soon as you have accepted an offer into the Master of Teaching, you must apply for the WWCC. The Department of Education has requested that on the application form a student nominates the University as the (or one of the) employers. The University will then be sent a copy of the assessment notice. Because the University needs to assure a school that a student placed at the school has a current Working with Children Check, each student must give their authority to provide the assurance - a student will be required to sign an authority for the University to inform a school that a WWCC has or has not been obtained.

While the University will hold on file documentation relating to the WWCCs obtained by students engaged in school experience, it is each student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she can produce the WWCC card to the school upon request and to keep the WWCC current under the Act.

Students are required to apply for a WWCC through a participating Australia Post outlet (which can be found on the Australia Post website or the Department of Justice website) and provide proof to the faculty that the WWCC has been undertaken.

Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practical training in a school will not be provided, and as practical training is a requirement for completion of a teaching degree, the student may be unable to complete the degree. Should such a situation arise, the University will provide advice on options for tertiary study.

It is the responsibility of students undertaking placements outside Victoria to enquire about and, where necessary, to meet any similar legislative or other requirements concerning working with children.

Professional Experience requirements

Students are required for registration purposes (and for the award of the degree) to have completed over the duration of their course a minimum of 60 days of supervised experience in a school or early childhood settings. Students should ensure they are conversant with the Standards for Graduating Students as required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (refer to: www.vit.vic.edu.au). The school experience is organised by the Professional Experience Office and students do not make contact with schools regarding placements under any circumstances.

Students are required to comply with the on-line instructions regarding enrolment/re-enrolment in school experience; failure to enrol/re-enrol jeopardises a student’s professional experience placement.

Students should note that it is a requirement of the course that school experience is undertaken in conjunction with core professional experience units and during the time tabled dates unless, in exceptional circumstances, alternative arrangements are negotiated and agreed to in writing with the Professional Experience Office. Students should note that normally any paid or unpaid work undertaken in a school as an unqualified teacher/teacher’s aide will not be recognised for credit transfer in supervised school experience for this course. Students may be required to complete the school experience component of the course outside the academic year.

A satisfactory level of teaching competence during supervised professional experience is required for award of the degree. An “unsatisfactory” result on any professional experience placement will be referred to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee.

Graduates of an accredited teaching course who wish to apply to study a different strand should note that teacher registration is required in Victoria and is administered by the Victorian Institute of Teaching under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.). Prospective students should acquaint themselves with the requirements for registration in Victoria or in any other relevant location. These requirements include the ability to satisfy the Standards for Graduating Students (available at: vit.vic.edu.au)

Professional Experience enrolment

Students need to carefully follow the instructions correctly when enrolling or re-enrolling online in professional experience units. Failure to enrol or re-enrol correctly jeopardises a student’s school experience placement and this could lead to a delay in the award of the degree. Students must follow Faculty rules in relation to the number of days of school experience to be completed for each placement as per the Professional Experience Handbook (available from the campus of enrolment) which includes the published school experience timetable. Students should note that a ‘day’ constitutes a whole school day (not part thereof).

Students should obtain a copy of the Master of Teaching Professional Experience Handbook each year from the Professional Experience Office (also will be available at deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/education/schoolexp). Information contained in the Handbook is updated annually and is a summary of Faculty rules in relation to school experience.

CLOUD (ONLINE) MODE STUDENTS ONLY: Students are able to nominate 3 school preferences and the dates they want to undertake the placement within the Trimester. Placements can be undertaken at a minimum of 3 days per week. Please note:  the EPR unit assessment tasks AND the professional experience placement must be marked and successfully passed BEFORE students can proceed to the next EPR unit. Therefore, please consider carefully the timing of your professional experience placement.  Students cannot nominate schools where they have a relationship, eg: relatives working at the school, children attending a school.

Schedule of Professional Experience units

Master of Teaching

EPR701Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

15 days (5 and 10 day periods; details TBC) Includes 10 days of professional experience in schools and the equivalent of 5 days investigating community settings.

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the required number of professional experience days.

EPR702Managing Teaching in Professional Experience (X)

25 days

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the required number of professional experience days.

Or

EPR705Managing Teaching in Professional Experience ^

^ Minimum of 35 days in Early Childhood settings; to be taken by students in a dual credential in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.

EPR703Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience (X)

25 days

Or

EPR706Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience ^^

^^ Minimum of 45 days in Early Childhood settings; to be taken by students in a dual credential in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.

Note:  Embedded in all the Professional Experience units are placements totalling a minimum of 60 days in either Early childhood or Primary or Secondary school settings.

Those wishing to complete studies in both Early Childhood and Primary should note that there are additional professional experience placements required outside the normal trimester time (in units EPR705 and EPR706).

Internship

EPR704Internship

In the Internship, participants will teach and work in a negotiated setting for a minimum time of 10 weeks, in order to further develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the daily work of teachers. The unit will also include weekly discussions with supervisor(s) regarding development of skills, problem-solving and reflections on concerns.

Income Support

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.