2018 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Teaching (Secondary) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Teaching (Secondary)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Batemans Bay 935161, Bega 935162, Shoalhaven 935163, Southern Highlands 935164, Wollongong 935160


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) provides a professional course of pre-service education for aspiring secondary school teachers (Years 7-12). The Master of Teaching program aims to combine the practical and theoretical elements of teaching by immersing students in both classroom and university studies from the commencement of the program. Early immersion into teaching and a focus on research to inform teaching practice are central to the program.  The course provides students with a minimum of 60 days professional experience.New students will be required to complete the new online Working With Children Check (WWCC) at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au. Clearance must be obtained prior to attending professional experience.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to keep abreast of latest developments in educational theory, policy and practice, evaluating and applying them to their own professional teaching practice.
2 Demonstrate skills and knowledge to critically evaluate, interpret, design and conduct research for educational purposes.
3 Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of secondary classrooms and schools, developed through participation in professional dialogue with practitioners, peers, school immersion and professional experience programs.
4 Work as adaptable, responsible, reflective, autonomous secondary teachers who use their skills and knowledge of teaching, learning and learners to make informed judgments that improve their classroom practice and their students’ learning.
5 Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues.
6 Work effectively with students, families and colleagues in the school, building relationships that contribute to students’ and teachers’ learning and well-being.

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are required to complete 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.  Students may only choose teaching methods approved at course enrolment.  Some methods may not be offered if minimum enrolment numbers are not met.

Students must have passed all core subjects in their degree and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final professional experience.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMT901 What is Teaching? 6 Autumn
EDMT902 What is Learning? 6 Autumn
EDMS921 Understanding Adolescence: Creating Supportive Learning Environments 6 Autumn
EDMS920 Literacy and Numeracy in the Secondary School 6 Spring
EDMT905 Learners with Special Needs 6 Spring
EDMT909 Models And Approaches To Understanding Behaviour And Wellbeing 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points from either Option A or Option B
Option A (12 credit points)
EDMS824 English Method I 12 Annual
EDMS826 Mathematics Method I 12 Annual
EDMS828 Science Method I 12 Annual
EDMS832 Visual Arts Method I 12 Annual
EDMS834 Music Method I 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS838 Humanities and Social Sciences Method I 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring
Year 2
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMS922 Assessment and Reporting in the Secondary Context 6 Autumn
EDMT906 Aboriginal Education 6 Autumn
EDMT907 Teachers and Community 6 Autumn
EDMT910 Entering the Profession 12 Spring First Offered 2019
Select ONE subject from the elective list below:
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI904 Online Learning and Teaching 6 Spring
EDGI905 Evaluation of Digital Learning 6 Not available in 2018
EDGR926 Current Issues in English Curriculum and Policy 6 Spring
EDGR927 Knowing about Language in English K-10 6 Spring
EDGS916 Models of Behaviour Management 6 Spring
EDGS922 Teaching Gifted Students 6 Autumn
EDGS934 Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Students 6 Autumn
EDGS951 Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT830 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6 Autumn
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Spring
EDGT940 Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
Plus either Option A or Option B as selected in the first year:
Option A (12 credit points).  Continue with the second part of the teaching method selected in first year:
EDMS825 English Method II 12 Annual First Offered in 2019
EDMS827 Mathematics Method II 12 Annual
EDMS829 Science Method II 12 Annual
EDMS833 Visual Arts Method II 12 Annual
EDMS835 Music Method II 12 Annual
Option B (12 credit points)
EDMS839 Humanities and Social Sciences Method II 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following methods***:
EDMS840 History Method 6 Spring
EDMS841 Geography Method 6 Spring
EDMS842 Business Studies / Economics Method 6 Spring
EDMS844 Legal Studies Method 6 Spring
EDMS847 Society And Culture/Aboriginal Studies Method 6 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Placements 

This course contains a total of 434 hours or approximately 62 days over 16 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information 

For further information contact the School of Education or email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 26 February, 2018