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Master of Teaching

Course Description

Note for students starting this course in July (mid-year)
Some mid-year entry Master of Teaching (Secondary) students will require 5 or more equivalent semesters of study (2.5 years) to complete their degree due to the structure of the course. Please contact the Faculty Officer for further information.

The graduate entry Master of Teaching course is designed to build upon tertiary qualifications and experience, enabling students to complete a teaching qualification in as few as two years. The secondary specialisation requires students to choose from two curriculum (teaching) areas. These curriculum (teaching) areas are determined by the discipline(s) undertaken in the student's undergraduate degree.The course aims to build upon existing communication and interaction skills so that the student, on graduating, will feel confident working with pupils of diverse abilities, interests and backgrounds. The course content and integrated practical classroom experience will provide theoretical and practical opportunities for graduates to practise what they learned in a safe and supportive environment.
Successful completion of the MTeach places graduates ahead of the competition with a professional teaching qualification that prepares them for teaching, not only in Tasmania, but anywhere in the world.

Primary (Prep to Grade 6)
Secondary (Grades 7 to 12)
*General Sciences
*Social Sciences
*Arts: (Drama, Visual Art, Music, Dance, Multi-media)
*LOTE - Languages Other Than English

Students who undertake the Master of Teaching pre-service teacher education course will graduate with a professional qualification and preparation that meets national expectations and standards and makes them favoured for recruitment in systems throughout Tasmania and Australia. Through experiencing an internationalised curriculum our students will graduate with a global perspective and an enhanced capacity to teach overseas and experience the world whilst working. The program is informed by core theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practice and underpinned by a strong theory-practice nexus enacted in collaboration with appropriate employing authorities.

Career Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Teaching will be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools Australia-wide. Graduates are also highly sought in other employment sectors which include communication-based jobs in industry training, and public relations.

Course Abbreviation

Prospective students should review the FAQ before making any decisions about course entry http://www.utas.edu.au/education/study-with-us/faq .

Please note that this course is may be subject to quota restrictions.
Primary: Subject content studies in your initial degree should contain a minimum of one year of study relevant to at least one of the key learning areas of the Primary school curriculum. The Key Learning areas are listed below
Key Learning Areas - The Key Learning Areas are: English; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Human Society and its Environment; Creative and Practical Arts; Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Secondary: The first teaching specialisation requires at least three years of degree level study leading to a completed bachelor degree, including, at least, two units at third year (advanced) level or above.
The second teaching specialisation requires at least two years of degree level study, including, at least, two units at second year (Intermediate) level or above.

These entry requirements relate to the following secondary curriculum areas all of which can be studied as either a first or second teaching specialisation: English; Mathematics; Science; SOSE; LOTE; Arts (Visual Art; Drama; Music; Dance and Multi-Media). Arts(Visual Art; Drama; Music; Dance and Multi-Media) may also be taken as a double teaching specialisation.
In addition to the aforementioned entry requirements, international students will require an overall IELTS average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0 and Listening and Speaking 8.0.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement, for all students, is the completion of a Bachelor's degree in a non-education discipline at an approved tertiary education institution. Please see ''Pre-requisites'' for specific entry requirements for the Primary and Secondary specialisations.

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