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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Berwick

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This Master of Teaching specialisation qualifies graduates to teach children from Foundation to Year 12 (five to 18 years of age) in both primary and secondary schools. Students develop an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching and acquire a perspective of teaching as the power to change. The specialisation develops an understanding of teaching and learning theories for primary school children based on contemporary education issues and child development, and focuses on the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education. In addition, students develop their understanding of teaching and learning approaches for secondary school as these address adolescents' cognitive, social and emotional development. Specialist study provides the knowledge required to become a teacher in one secondary subject area such as English, mathematics, the sciences, history, social education, languages, the arts, business, health and physical education, or applied/vocational learning. Students learn how inclusive practices meet a diversity of student needs and build a repertoire of strategies to manage classroom settings. Professional understanding and skills are extended through 60 days of supervised professional experience, and students learn to generate and reflect on evidence to evaluate their practice and build professional judgement. This specialisation prepares students to become effective and proactive leaders and educators in primary and secondary education.

Requirements

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Students must complete:

  • EDF4120 Learning at the heart of teaching
  • EDF4121 Teaching: The power to change
  • EDF4122 Teaching partnerships: Working with families and communities
  • EDF4123 Literacy across the years
  • EDF5016 Inclusive teaching
  • EDF5017 Numeracy for learners and teachers
  • EDF5018 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • EDF5019 Teacher as professional leader
  • EDF5030 Science education in the primary years
  • EDF5031 Literacy and English education in the primary years
  • EDF5032 Numeracy and mathematics education in the primary years
  • EDF5033 Humanities and social sciences education in the primary years
  • EDF5036 Arts, design and health education in the primary years
  • EDF5040 Lifelong and workplace learning
  • EDF5932 Primary professional experience 2 (0 points)
  • EDF5934 Primary professional experience 4 (0 points) or EDF5944 Secondary professional experience 4 (0 points)
  • EDF5941 Secondary professional experience 1 (0 points)
  • EDF5943 Secondary professional experience 3 (0 points)
  • Secondary method 1A and 1B

Professional experience units

All professional experience units are 0 credit points.

Students in the standard course complete:

  • EDF5932 Primary professional experience 2
  • EDF5934 Primary professional experience 4 or EDF5944 Secondary professional experience 4
  • EDF5941 Secondary professional experience 1
  • EDF5943 Secondary professional experience 3

Students in the accelerated course complete:

  • EDF5932 Primary professional experience 2
  • EDF5933 Primary professional experience 3 or EDF5943 Secondary professional experience 3
  • EDF5941 Secondary professional experience 1
  • EDF5944 Secondary professional experience 4

Secondary method units

Students select secondary teaching method units in the teaching specialism for which they have been approved. Refer to the full list of available secondary method unitssecondary method units (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/units/secondary-specialisms.html).

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2015/2015-map-d6001-mteach-prim-sec.pdf) for course progression advice.

Fieldwork

60 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in primary and secondary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.

Relevant courses

D6001 Master of Teaching