Courses & Units

Master of Teaching (E7G)

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.

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Specialisations

  • Primary (Prep to Grade 6)
  • Secondary (Grades 7 to 12)
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Arts: (Drama, Visual Art, Music, Dance, Multi-media)
    • LOTE - Languages Other Than English
    • Religious Education

Masters allowed me to get straight into teaching, you can with do it on campus or by distance. UTAS offered a really flexible program, it's been great.

Coleen Cole, Master of Teaching Student

Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 2 Years

Up to a maximum of 5 Years

Location

Hobart, Distance Hobart

ATAR

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 2 Years

Up to a maximum of 5 Years

Location

Hobart, Distance Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 070429B


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

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.

Course structure

Schedule A - Primary

Semester 1

'Foundations of Teaching' introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work and some important teaching strategies. Through acquiring skills to critically reflect on your assumptions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit will examine insight of human development within an education paradigm wherein we will specially explore the following core ideas:* Human psychology within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions),* Recognising/articulating and quantifying change/growth (social, emotional, physical and cognitive)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provoke curiosity about how language works, ignite passions about English and introduce the beginnings of critical thinking about texts and their role in culture and society. This unit will introduce you to the foundations of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiating the curriculum using examples from the number domain of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate; corrective…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you are introduced to the key understandings of the role of the teacher as reporter, assessor and planner. These roles are vital for effective learning in contemporary educational contexts. You will be introduced to big-picture planning (school-wide)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will learn how the Australian Curriculum: Science describes the ultimate goal of science education is the development of scientific literacy; not simply a body of knowledge but science as a process of inquiry and a human…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the subject disciplines, History and Geography, in the primary school. Students will learn about key aspects of historical and geographical knowledge and understanding and skills and how such knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 1

This unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics and values in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how they relate to your identity as a teacher,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this second English unit, you will examine the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: English – language, literacy and literature. The unit will be taught in two modules. The first module will focus on early reading development and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the knowledge of pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics that students acquired in EMT521 Teaching Primary Mathematics 1. The second unit in the sequence, EMT621 broadens students' understanding of mathematics pedagogy by addressing the content and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The units EMT608 Digital Technologies and EMT607 Preparing for the Profession are delivered as a linked pair. Each unit is a stand‐alone unit; however, the two units are designed to support each other, and to develop shared, coherent and collaborative…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The units EMT608 Digital Technologies and EMT607 Preparing for the Profession are delivered as a linked pair. Each unit is a stand‐alone unit; however, the two units are designed to support each other, and to develop shared, coherent and collaborative…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates the links between language and culture, and the importance of considering the linguistic and cultural differences of learners within any learning and teaching context. In particular, you will explore three main themes. Firstly, you will look at…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to working with the arts in educational contexts. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the distinctive value of arts education, particularly the opportunities that it provides to deliver integrated and creative early…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in the curriculum from a generalist teacher's perspective, and provide confidence in teaching its concepts at a primary school level. It seeks to prepare primary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule B - Secondary

Semester 1

'Foundations of Teaching' introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work and some important teaching strategies. Through acquiring skills to critically reflect on your assumptions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit will examine insight of human development within an education paradigm wherein we will specially explore the following core ideas:* Human psychology within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions),* Recognising/articulating and quantifying change/growth (social, emotional, physical and cognitive)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit adopts a sociocultural approach to language and literacy and recognises their centrality to learning processes. This learning will be related to current theories of literacy and the way literacy is embedded across the Australian Curriculum. Students will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Master of Teaching. It provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon and to develop their understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-curricula…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate; corrective…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you are introduced to the key understandings of the role of the teacher as reporter, assessor and planner. These roles are vital for effective learning in contemporary educational contexts. You will be introduced to big-picture planning (school-wide)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two of:

In this English unit, you will examine the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: English - language, literacy and literature. As one of the three strands of the English curriculum, literature plays a central role in the classroom. The central…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will support students to acquire the understandings, skills and processes to plan language (Languages / TESOL) teaching and learning experiences. It will also assist students to locate future language teaching within Australian or international political and policy contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of a pair of units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching mathematics (and teaching for numeracy) in the secondary years. EMT525 addresses the Year 7-12 curriculum and its implementation, with a particular…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of a pair of units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching middle school mathematics and numeracy. EMT527 addresses the Year 7-9 curriculum and its implementation. Curriculum documents will be a major focus…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit serves as an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of teaching science in the first four years of secondary schools (years 7-10) and the senior secondary school/college (years 11-12).Particular emphasis is given to the consideration of contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the key subject disciplines, History and Geography, in secondary school. Students will learn about key aspects of historical and geographical knowledge and understanding and skills and begin to understand…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

As the introductory unit of the secondary Arts education specialisation, this unit focuses on exploring the role of the Arts educator, developing skills in reflective practice in Arts education, andcreating an individualised pathway towards your professional practice. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce you to key theories and research praxis in the field of arts education. Beginning with an exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the role and value of the arts in civil society, you will examine the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an introduction to teaching religious education and Studies of Religion in faith based and public schools. While the unit will have a focus on Catholic schools, because their schools represent the largest group of faith…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 1

This unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics and values in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how they relate to your identity as a teacher,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two of:

This unit draws on students' knowledge and understanding of literacy processes, practices and the English-Literacy curriculum in order to plan for effective learning. The unit extends students' understanding of the essential role of assessment in the teaching and learning cycle,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the second of two sequential language (Languages / TESOL) teaching methodology units. In this unit you will learn to design teaching units for language (Languages / TESOL) learning, and to devise fair, valid and reliable assessment strategies to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the second of a pair of units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching middle school mathematics and numeracy. This unit generally will be taken after completing the appropriate pre-requisite unit EMT525 Teaching the Grade…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the second of a pair of units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching middle school mathematics and numeracy. This unit generally will be taken after completing the appropriate pre-requisite unit EMT527 Teaching the Middle…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the previous unit, but focuses more deeply on science pedagogy in complex and authentic contexts, including the demands of the senior science syllabi (years 11 & 12). Further development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the students' understanding of teaching and learning in History and Geography in the secondary school years building on that covered in EMT540. There is a focus on the teaching demands of the Senior Secondary History and Geography…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on multiple facets of the overall professional practice of secondary arts teachers. It will explore and build on the knowledge and experience you gained in the successful completion of EMT552 and will enable you to critically examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on partnerships as the driver for authentic quality arts education. This includes an exploration of partnerships with teachers of other arts and non-arts subjects, within school-based co-curricular activities, with respect to the Australian Curriculum cross-curricular priorities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an advanced study in the contextual issue facing religious education (RE) in the Australian, and global, contexts. The emphasis will be placed on faith based schools, particularly Catholic schools, as these represent the largest group of faith…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The units EMT608 Digital Technologies and EMT607 Preparing for the Profession are delivered as a linked pair. Each unit is a stand‐alone unit; however, the two units are designed to support each other, and to develop shared, coherent and collaborative…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The units EMT608 Digital Technologies and EMT607 Preparing for the Profession are delivered as a linked pair. Each unit is a stand‐alone unit; however, the two units are designed to support each other, and to develop shared, coherent and collaborative…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates the links between language and culture, and the importance of considering the linguistic and cultural differences of learners within any learning and teaching context. In particular, you will explore three main themes. Firstly, you will look at…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This capstone unit provides an opportunity for you to conceptualize an independent project of scholarly inquiry that enables you to bridge your academic study with your professional career. You will critically reflect on knowledge and experiences covered in your degree…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose one Curriculum Elective from Specialisations at: http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/edu/courses/e7h-master-of-education

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.

Professional Recognition

Teacher registration (Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania)

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. Specific entry requirements for the Primary and Secondary specialisations detailed below will confer capacity for employment nationally:

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, and Languages other than English.

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.

AND

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) and Religious Education. Arts(Visual Art; Drama; Music; Dance and Multi-Media) may also be taken as a double teaching specialisation; Religious Education

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.

General admission information

Online applications

International students

Note for students starting this course in July (mid-year)

Mid-year entry Master of Teaching students have the opportunity to complete their degree in either 2 or 2.5 years.  A student wishing to graduate in 2 years will be required to undertake study in Spring School extended.  A student not wishing to study in Spring School extended semester 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 

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Students undertaking the Master of Teaching with previous study from the University of Tasmania or other approved institution, at the same level, will be granted credit in accordance with section 4.3. of Rule 3 Rules of Admission and Student Progress.

Fees

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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