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Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education

Course Description

If you want a rewarding career that influences and shapes lives, but are open minded about the age group and education sector you teach in, then this specialisation is for you. You will be qualified to teach children and adolescents aged five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools from Foundation to Year 12.

You will build on the content knowledge developed in your undergraduate degree and qualify to teach adolescents in one secondary subject area.

You will gain an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching by examining the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices of primary and secondary education you will gain an appreciation of the positive impact and power teaching can have on influencing young people's learning and development.

You will actively develop primary and secondary teaching and learning strategies, which address a diverse range of students' cognitive, social and emotional needs, and will build a repertoire of approaches to manage young people's learning within the classroom. All the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities and social education, science, and health and physical education will be studied. You will develop specialist expertise in teaching one secondary subject area such as English, mathematics, the sciences, history, languages, the arts, business, and health and physical education.

You will gain professional experience through 60 days of supervised teaching practice in primary and secondary education settings.

This qualification will offer you multiple career options, ensuring your flexible skills remain in demand across primary and secondary schools and a range of community contexts.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specialisations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.

Part A: Orientation studies
These studies provide an orientation to the field of Education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, and the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context within which children's and young people's learning takes place. You will also develop your understanding of literacy as the basis of how we learn, both formally and informally, across the age span.

Part B: Specialist education studies
These studies will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to thoughtful, innovative and evidence-based practice within your chosen specialisation. You will acquire both the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings, and the specific knowledge required to apply these principles in particular school learning areas.

Part C: Applied professional practice
Professional experience placements in educational settings relevant to your teaching specialisation will enable you to connect the theoretical components your course with practical aspects of teaching and learning under the valuable guidance of practitioners. You will also study the complex and powerful role that teachers have as leaders in classroom, school, and community settings, with the power to change, and develop strategies to enable you to take your place as an active contributor to shaping education locally and globally. If you are in a single sector specialisation, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an extended professional project.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/education

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true#making-the-application

Visit the Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education page on the Monash University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme - No. of awards TBC

The Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme is designed to support talented students studying at Monash to represent the University in the areas of Sport, Performing Arts and related disciplines. This program aims to assist students who perform at a state level or higher. Students must represent the University in a Monash Club/Society or at the Inter-University (Varsity) competitions and activities.Benefits:
- $100 to $1000 one-off payment and/or a Monash Sport gym membership.
- Dependant on the sport, the level played and the funding available.Selection
- Must be competing regularly in your discipline, at the highest level in your state, or above.
- Representation of Monash University in your sport (e.g. club, Monash University Club, Monash Australian University Games or Varsity Callenge).
- Your current and past performance in your elected discipline.
- Level at which your sport is played.Retention
- You must maintain satisfactory sporting performance, as determined by TeamMONASH.
- You must regularly represent Monash University in your discipline and participate in the Australian University Games.
- You must not be in receipt of regular payments from other funding bodies for your discipline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

$100 to $1000


- Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa or an international student.
- Commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia, including Monash College.
- Involved in a non-professional sport, performing arts or similar, as recognised by Team Monash.

Application Procedure

You must submit an application form directly to TeamMONASH (http://www.monash.edu/teammonash/talented-student-support/elite-scheme) via their Elite Student Performer Scheme

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a pass average (50%). Students applying for the Secondary Education specialisation are also required to qualify for two teaching specialist areas or one double teaching specialist area. Students applying for the Primary and Secondary Education specialisation are also required to qualify for one teaching specialist area at secondary level. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements (View Website).

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