Master of Teaching (E7G)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

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.

Location

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

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

"I decided to become a teacher to fit with my changing lifestyle"

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree that will give you the skills and knowledge to teach in a primary or secondary school setting. The degree is designed to build upon tertiary qualifications and experience, enabling students to complete a teaching qualification in as little as 18 months. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all Australian states and territories.

Master of Teaching students can specialise in primary or secondary teaching.

The secondary teaching specialisation requires students to choose two curriculum teaching areas, which are determined by the discipline(s) undertaken in the student’s undergraduate degree.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 60 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Master of Teaching is available on-campus in Hobart and fully online- by distance. Not sure if you want to study online or on-campus? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study, depending on your needs.

Primary Proficiencies (Prep to Grade 6) Secondary Specialisations (Grades 7 to 12)
English English
Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences
Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science
The Arts (Drama, Music, Visual or Media arts) The Arts (Drama, Music, Visual or Media arts)
Languages Languages
Health and Physical Education -
Technologies -

The jet-setting teacher

As an English teacher and Master of Teaching graduate, Kate Dewar is passionate about changing low rates of adult literacy in Tasmania and encouraging people to value education.

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.

  1. Developing a reflective teacher identity and an understanding of student learning and the profession of teaching.
  2. Developing the content, pedagogical, and pedagogical content knowledge of a teacher.
  3. Becoming a critically reflective educator.
  4. Engaging with the educational community and the profession.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Master of Teaching are classroom placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 60 days (12 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 5 to 30 days, and occur in a variety of learning environments.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of Primary and Secondary learners and learning environments. Your placements will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning roles and activities. For Master of Teaching pre-service teachers, placements focus on subject specialisation in a Primary or Secondary context.

During your placement you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Overseas Exchange

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own. A full list is available on the Student Exchange – Outgoing site.

Find out more about the University’s Exchange Programs at Student Mobility.

Career outcomes

Graduates of Master of Teaching are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work with students from Prep to Grade 6 (Primary specialisation) or Grade 7 to 12 (Secondary Specialisation), throughout Australia and overseas.

Professional Recognition

The Masters of Teaching course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

Course structure

The Master of Teaching requires the completion of 200 credit points in either the Primary or Secondary streams.

Both streams can be completed full-time or part-time over 2-5 years or through a Fast-Track pathway over 18 months.

In the Master of Teaching (Primary) you will complete 

  • 200 credit points of core units and;
  • three Professional Experience placements.

In Year 1 you will normally complete 100 credit points of core units and two Professional Experience placements.

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and dimensions of teacher relationships and work. Through acquiring skills to reflect critically on your assumptions based on past educational experiences and attitudes and beliefs about teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit will give you a detailed insight into human development and learning within an education paradigm wherein we will specifically explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions), andHuman development is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Foundations of English is designed to provoke your curiosity about how language works, ignite your passion for English, and introduce you to the discipline of English as it is articulated in the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics and contributes to your evidence for meeting Graduate Teaching Standards. The Unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide you with a range of practical strategies to enable your classroom to have a positive learning environment. Situating student behaviour within a strong theoretical framework of engagement, you will evaluate a range of approaches…

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

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 as being the development of scientific literacy. Science is not simply a body of knowledge but should also be understood as a…

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

You will also enrol in EMT512 Professional Experience 1 (Primary) and EMT518 Professional Experience 2 (Primary).

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

In Year 2 you will complete 100 credit points of core units and one Professional Experience placement.

This Unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics 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, and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school

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
LauncestonTerm 1

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

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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
HobartWinter school

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

Children encounter a wide range of texts in their lives. They are expected to read and interpret these texts, and to create their own. An emphasis of study in this unit will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their…

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, EMT620 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

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
HobartWinter school

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

You will also enrol in EMT614 Professional Experience 3 (Primary) in your final semester.

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

If you wish to complete the course in 18 months you will complete all the units of the standard 2 year progression pathway, following the alternative enrolment pattern below.

In Year 1 of the fast track pathway, you will complete all the standard pathway Year 1 units across Semester 1 and 2, as well as three units in Winter School. You will also complete two Professional Experience placements.

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and dimensions of teacher relationships and work. Through acquiring skills to reflect critically on your assumptions based on past educational experiences and attitudes and beliefs about teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit will give you a detailed insight into human development and learning within an education paradigm wherein we will specifically explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions), andHuman development is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Foundations of English is designed to provoke your curiosity about how language works, ignite your passion for English, and introduce you to the discipline of English as it is articulated in the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics and contributes to your evidence for meeting Graduate Teaching Standards. The Unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide you with a range of practical strategies to enable your classroom to have a positive learning environment. Situating student behaviour within a strong theoretical framework of engagement, you will evaluate a range of approaches…

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

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 as being the development of scientific literacy. Science is not simply a body of knowledge but should also be understood as a…

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

Complete the following Year 2 units in the Winter study period of Year 1.

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
HobartWinter school

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

This Unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics 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, and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school

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
HobartWinter school

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

You will also enrol in EMT512 Professional Experience 1 (Primary) and EMT518 Professional Experience 2 (Primary). You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

To complete the Fast Track pathway, you will complete following units in the Summer study period of Year 2.

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
LauncestonTerm 1

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

 
And the following units in Semester 1 of Year 2.
 

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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

Children encounter a wide range of texts in their lives. They are expected to read and interpret these texts, and to create their own. An emphasis of study in this unit will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their…

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, EMT620 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

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

 

You will also enrol in EMT614 Professional Experience 3 (Primary). You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

In the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will complete: 

  • 137.5 credit points of core units and;
  • 12.5 credit points of degree elective units;
  • 25 credit points for the first teaching specialisation;
  • 25 credit points for the second teaching specialisation
  • three Professional Experience placements.

In Year 1 you will complete 75 credit points of core units, 12.5 credit points in each of your teaching specialisations and two Professional Experience placements.

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and dimensions of teacher relationships and work. Through acquiring skills to reflect critically on your assumptions based on past educational experiences and attitudes and beliefs about teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit will give you a detailed insight into human development and learning within an education paradigm wherein we will specifically explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions), andHuman development is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Foundations of Literacy is designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills for the teaching of Literacy in secondary classrooms. With a focus on the nature of Literacy in Australia, and contributing to evidencing for how you will meet…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

This unit is designed to provide you with a range of practical strategies to enable your classroom to have a positive learning environment. Situating student behaviour within a strong theoretical framework of engagement, you will evaluate a range of approaches…

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

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

You will also enrol in EMT522 Professional Experience 1 (Secondary) and EMT528 Professional Experience 2 (Secondary).

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

Complete the first unit in each of your teaching specialisations. Refer to the list of specialisations below for further information.

In Year 2 you will complete 62.5 credit points of core units, 12.5 credit points in each of your teaching specialisations, one Degree Elective and one Professional Experience placement.

This Unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics 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, and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school

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
LauncestonTerm 1

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
HobartWinter school

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

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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

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
HobartWinter school

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

You will also enrol in EMT624 Professional Experience 3 (Secondary).

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

Complete the second unit in each of your teaching specialisations. Refer to the list of specialisations below for further information.

If you wish to complete the course in 18 months you will complete all the units of the standard 2 year progression pathway, following the alternative enrolment pattern below.

In Year 1 of the Fast Track pathway you will complete the following units and;

  • The first unit from each of your Teaching specialisations (in Semester 2) and;
  • EMT522 Professional Experience 1 (Secondary) and EMT528 Professional Experience 2 (Secondary).

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and dimensions of teacher relationships and work. Through acquiring skills to reflect critically on your assumptions based on past educational experiences and attitudes and beliefs about teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit will give you a detailed insight into human development and learning within an education paradigm wherein we will specifically explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions), andHuman development is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide you with a range of practical strategies to enable your classroom to have a positive learning environment. Situating student behaviour within a strong theoretical framework of engagement, you will evaluate a range of approaches…

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

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

Foundations of Literacy is designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills for the teaching of Literacy in secondary classrooms. With a focus on the nature of Literacy in Australia, and contributing to evidencing for how you will meet…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Complete the following Year 2 units in the Winter study period of Year 1.

This Unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics 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, and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school

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
HobartWinter school

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
HobartWinter school

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

In Year 2 of the Fast Track pathway you will complete the following units in Semester 1 and;

  • The second unit from each of your Teaching specialisations and;
  • One Degree Elective unit and;
  • EMT624 Professional Experience 3 (Secondary).

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

Complete the following Year 2 units in the Summer study period of Year 2.

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
LauncestonTerm 1

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

Complete the following units in Semester 1 of Year 2

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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

A degree elective, and the second unit in each of your specialisations.

In Year 2 you will complete one elective from the following units:

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning experiences within applied learning settings. In the unit, you will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face-to-face and online,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit investigates the implementation of current digital technologies in TESOL and considers the future of language learning and teaching utilising technology. The unit will include: language learning and the internet; interactive whiteboard technology; software and apps supporting learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit explores the many ways that literature can be utilised within a TESOL context. Literature as a focus for English language teaching will include a range of texts such as poems, novels, non-fiction works, plays and short stories. Multi-modal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides an introduction to the concepts and practices involved in taking a Global Education perspective to teaching and learning in contemporary curriculum contexts.An overview of Global Education will be presented where participants will have an opportunity to examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research suggests that leaders play a critical role in the ongoing development of their staff when it comes to improving complex organisations in times of rapid and disruptive change. Leaders in many organisations now hold identified and specific accountabilities for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit will explore ways of developing an interpretive literary community through close and wide study of literature. You will be required to examine, analyse and interpret a diverse range of children's literature, including picturebooks, canonical literature, poetry, contemporary literature,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the use of scientific inquiry in the middle school classroom to enhance student engagement in and with science knowledge and methodology. The concept of 'inquiry' itself will be explored for its potential implementation in inclusive settings.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit addresses the need for pedagogical content knowledge in the science disciplines to be an effective science teacher. Three aspects of this developmental process are: 1. experiential learning through hands-on investigations of natural phenomena; 2. theoretical relationships between these…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using 21st Century Digital Tools in the classroom has progressed earlier objectives of inclusive educational technology, which were to promote access and to support and augment the learning of students with diverse learning needs. This unit will review the use…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Your teaching specialisations are based on your bachelor level study and you will be notified of the specialisations in your offer letter.

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 society, you will examine the research…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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 Foundations of Arts Education and will enable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide you with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to be a proficient secondary English teacher. This unit explores the ways in which adolescents learn to read, write, and communicate in English at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Teaching, Literature, Culture is designed to help you further develop your knowledge and skills for the teaching of English. With a focus on secondary and senior secondary curriculum, this unit covers an examination of curriculum goals and content, text selection,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 the secondary school. Students will learn about key aspects of historical and geographical knowledge and understanding and skills and begin to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit extends students' understanding of teaching and learning in Humanities and Social Sciences in the secondary school years, building on content from EMT540. The unit develops students’ pedagogical content knowledge for teaching the Civics and Citizenship and Business and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit will support you to gain the theoretical understandings, skills and methodologies to provide learning and teaching experiences within the Languages domain. You will be required to develop a comprehensive and coherent base of theoretical understandings upon which to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This is the second of two sequential Languages curriculum units. In this unit, you will build upon knowledge gained in the previous unit, design teaching units for Languages learning and consider your role, as teacher, in this process. This will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Each of EMT625 and EMT627 is the second of a pair of Units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching high school mathematics and numeracy, with EMT625 focussing on the 7-12 curriculum and EMT627 focussing on Grades 7-9.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 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

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 focus on partnerships as the driver for authentic and 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Each of EMT625 and EMT627 is the second of a pair of Units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching high school mathematics and numeracy, with EMT625 focussing on the 7-12 curriculum and EMT627 focussing on Grades 7-9.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 

Entry requirements

If you’re interested in studying the Master of Teaching you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

Domestic Students

The minimum entry requirements, for all students, is the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a non-education discipline at an approved tertiary education institute.

International Students

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, international students who are nationals of a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. The Master of Teaching requires an (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0 and Listening and Speaking at 8.0.

Refer to more information at International future students.

Additional pre-requisites:

Primary teaching proficiency

Your initial degree should contain a major or equivalent in one of the available teaching proficiency areas.

Secondary teaching specialisation

Completion of the secondary teaching stream requires two teaching specialisations. The first teaching specialisation requires a major or equivalent in one of the available teaching specialisations. The second teaching specialisation requires at least a minor or equivalent, including at least two units at second year (Intermediate) level or above. Some specialisations, such as Science, will required a major or equivalent.

More detail regarding proficiency and specialisation requirements can be found below under "Entry Requirements".

Not sure how your major and curriculum areas match up? Contact us to discuss your options.

Additional units

If your initial degree does not meet the requirements of a proficiency or specialisation, you may be offered the opportunity to complete additional undergraduate units either prior to or concurrently with your Master of Teaching in order to meet the requirements. Your offer letter will specify any additional units you will need to complete.

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

All applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry.) All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education.

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Master of Teaching students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy

Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE)

Primary proficiencies:

Primary Proficiency area

Discipline Study

English

English studies (literature/textual) and may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media, or film.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities and social sciences with units drawn from Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, business, civics, commerce, cultural studies, economics, geography, government, history, legal studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology.

Mathematics

Pure or applied mathematics.

Applicants with a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Accounting can receive the Mathematics proficiency.

Science

Biology or chemistry or physics or environmental science or geology. Applicants with a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Medicine can receive the Science proficiency.

The Arts

Visual arts, music, media art, theatre, or drama or dance.

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Physical education studies, health studies, health promotion, human movement studies, nutrition education, sports sciences.

Languages

A single language including study of the spoken and written language.

Technologies

Computing or computer technology.

Secondary: First teaching area

Specialisation

Minimum Discipline Study for Teaching Area

English

A major in English with at least three units of a strong core of textual studies including literature. Other units may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media studies, film studies, drama/performance arts studies.

Humanities & Social Sciences

A major in humanities or social sciences drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, geography, government, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology.

Business and Commerce can be paired with a second specialisation in Middle School Mathematics (or Mathematics where the requirement is met)

Mathematics

A major in pure or applied mathematics that must include algebra and calculus. One unit only of statistics may be counted provided it is studied as a stand-alone unit. Engineering units may be considered upon review of unit statements for appropriate mathematical content.

Science

A major in science including four units in a discipline (biology or physics or chemistry or earth and environmental science) including at least two units at 2nd year level or above.

Engineering can be accepted for Science specialisation and MSM as second specialisation.

The Arts – Double Arts **

A major in one of drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art

The Arts

A major in one of drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Not offered – no course provided.

Languages

A major in a language including study of the spoken and written language, Units counted towards the major must be above an introductory level of study.

Technologies

Not offered

Secondary: Second Teaching area:

Specialisation

Minimum Discipline Study for Teaching Area

English

A minor in English including at least two units of a strong core of textual studies including literature. Other units may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media studies, or film studies, drama/performance arts studies.

Humanities & Social Sciences

A minor in humanities or social sciences including units drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, business, commerce, civics, cultural studies, geography, government, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology.

Mathematics

A minor in pure or applied mathematics that must include algebra and calculus. One unit only of statistics may be counted provided it is studied as a stand-alone unit. Engineering units may be considered upon review of unit statements for appropriate mathematical content.

Middle School Mathematics

Students coming from a Science or Business undergraduate background who have gained understanding in Mathematics (by the nature of their Science, Business, Commerce or Accounting units) may be considered for MSM.

Science

A major in science including four units in a discipline (biology or physics or chemistry or earth and environmental science) including at least two units at 2nd year level or above

The Arts – Double Arts

A minor in one of: drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art.

The Arts

A major or minor in one of: drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art.

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Not offered – no course offered.

Languages

A minor in a language including study of the spoken and written language, Units counted towards the minor must be above an introductory level of study.  

Native speakers of a language must hold an undergraduate degree and may obtain verification from an Australian university indicating that their level of competency in reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture is equivalent to the completion of a major in that language.

Technologies

Not offered.

Credit for appropriate studies completed at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Please contact us to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Education.

Graduates of the Master of Teaching degree can advance their Education knowledge with specialised study through either a Postgraduate Coursework or a Research Higher Degree pathway.

Filter the Course list on the Education and Teaching study theme page by Postgraduate or Higher Degrees by research to view the courses currently available.

Students wishing to exit the Master of Teaching degree after one year can receive a Graduate Diploma of Education Studies qualification. Both Master of Teaching degrees are offered at Hobart campus, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line. The Graduate Diploma of Education Studies is not a professional teaching qualification.

Students wishing to exit the Master of Teaching degree after one year can receive a Graduate Diploma of Education Studies qualification. Both Master of Teaching degrees are offered at Hobart campus, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line. The Graduate Diploma of Education Studies is not a professional teaching qualification.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 62,983 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

International Students

There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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