Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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Turn your bachelor's degree into a rewarding career in education with this Master of Teaching (Secondary) course from Edith Cowan University.
You'll learn exactly what it takes to handle a high school classroom with confidence. The course will help you connect theory to practice in real classroom settings that prepare you for the realities of the job. You'll leave the course with a deep understanding of how to succeed as a secondary teacher.
The course offers options across a diverse range of subject areas. You'll develop a major and a minor specialisation in subjects that you're passionate about, building on the knowledge you gained from your previous studies.
The professional experience gained in a real secondary education setting is central to the course, giving you experience in the classroom while you're learning. This course has a professional practice component that requires students to make a full time commitment to their participating school while the practicum is completed.
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:
English competency: International and internationally schooled applicants will require an academic IELTS with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening.
Special Admission Requirements: All applicants are required to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in a particular discipline to enrol in a major area of specialisation (eg. a Major in their Bachelor degree) and intermediate skills to enrol in a minor area of specialisation (eg. a Minor in their Bachelor Degree), and provide a resume, and provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500-word personal statement. In this statement, applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher. Please note, one or more of the specialisations in this course have admission requirements.
In this teaching course, subjects you may study include:
Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) units:
Students must select two of areas of specialisations, one being a major study and the other a minor study. You should choose your major and minor areas of study based on your previous undergraduate studies.
Year 1 - Semester 1
Year 1 - Semester 2
Year 2 - Semester 1
Year 2 - Semester 2
All students must complete the following two units:
In addition, students must choose one of the following three options:
OPTION 1: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - RESEARCH MODE
OPTION 2: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - INTERNSHIP MODE
OPTION 3: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - GRADUATE CERTIFICATE MODE
In consultation with the Course Coordinator, students may select two Graduate Certificate of Education units totalling 30 credit points.
Specialisations you can study in this course:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Teaching (Secondary) from Edith Cowan University.
The course builds on your previous studies, taking your bachelor's degree as a starting point for your specialisation. You can pursue a career in secondary education in subjects that align to your own areas of interest and knowledge, sharing your passion with the next generation of young people.
Graduates of this course are eligible to register with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Registration is required to practice in the profession in the private and government sector.
Wondering where a career in teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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