Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.
The program consists of a sequence of compulsory and elective units, including six core education units, four subject teaching area units (called methods), three electives, and two professional experience placements, including an internship.
The program requires students to study two single teaching specialisations, or one double teaching specialisation (available only for English, Mathematics, Music and Visual Arts) from those methods listed below. Applicants require a recognised Bachelor degree with studies in the relevant teaching specialisation(s):
First teaching specialisation – a major, consisting of a sequence of at least six units of undergraduate study in a teaching area, with no more than two at first year and at least two at third year.
Additional teaching specialisation – a minor consisting of a sequence of at least four units of undergraduate study in a teaching area, with at least two of these at second year or above).
Subject to changing demand, teaching specialisations offered include:
- Aboriginal Studies
- Business Studies
- Drama (Theatre and Performance Studies)
- Earth and Environmental Science
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
- Graphics and Multimedia Technology
- History - Ancient
- History - Modern
- Languages: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and /or Korean (A high level of competence in spoken and written language is required. A minor without prior studies or background in the language is usually insufficient to qualify as a teacher of the language).
- Legal Studies
- Society and Culture
- Visual Arts*
*Can be taken as an extended teaching specialisation
National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)
National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) description.
At UNSW, you must register for and sit both components of the LANTITE test prior to enrolling in your first Professional Experience course. Successful completion of the LANTITE test will be recorded as two zero credit courses.
Year 1 Core Courses
Year 2 Core Course
Master of Education Prescribed Electives
Master of Education Prescribed Electives description.
You must complete 18 UOC of the following courses:
Note: A large range of Master of Education electives are offered online, in blended mode, in the evenings or in intensive mode over the school holidays.
Teaching Method Courses
Teaching Method Courses description.
You must complete 24 UOC of methods in two single teaching specialisations, or one double teaching specialisation (available only for English, Mathematics, Music and Visual Arts). Note: if you take EAL/D as a first teachng area you must also take one other area as a first teaching area; you cannot be accredited with only EAL/D as a first teaching area.