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Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1 Course codes

Code Course title
MATEACHI-02 Master of Teaching

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

This master's degree is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework policy.

4 Admission to candidature

(1) Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

(2) Admission to candidature requires:

(a) a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and

(b) completion of the curriculum area specialisation requirements specified by the Faculty; and

(c) completion of any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the Faculty.

(3) English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

(4) Where determined by the faculty, appropriate admissions standards for teacher accreditation set by relevant regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies, and government in place at the time of the offer must also be met.

5 Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the course. The specialisations available are:

(a) Early Childhood Education

(b) Primary Education

(c) Secondary Education

6 Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Table of Units Master of Teaching units of study, (including specified units of study worth 0 credit points).

(2) To qualify for the award of the Master of Teaching a candidate must complete 96 credit points of units of study, comprising:

(3) Primary

(a) Year 1

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 16 credit points of core education units (including specified units of study worth 0 credit points) and 32 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

(b) Year 2

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 28 credit points of core education units and 20 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

(4) Secondary

(a) Year 1

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 20 credit points of core education units (including specified units of study worth 0 credit points) and 28 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units, including Teaching Area units of study.

(b) Year 2

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table including 28 credit points of core education units and 14 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units and 6 credit points of elective or OLE units.

(5) Early Childhood

(a) Year 1

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching of Core Education units and Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

(b) Year 2

48 credit points of units of study from the Master of Teaching Table of Core Education units and Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

(6) Where determined by the faculty, a candidate must also complete all additional requirements for teacher education set by relevant regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies, and government in order to qualify for aware. Where such requirements are introduced during a student’s candidature the faculty will negotiate with students to ensure they are able to meet accreditation requirements. 

7 Progression rules

(1) Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including Professional Experience units, before proceeding to the next year.

(2) Candidates must complete a minimum of 72 credit points in Education before completing the Internship and the Action Research Project and Conference in the final semester of the degree.

8 Course transfer

A candidate who has completed 48 credit points, excluding the professional experiences units of study may apply to the Faculty for award of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education). The Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education) is a non-teaching

award. Such candidates may not be re-admitted to candidature for the Master of Teaching.

9 Credit for previous study

(1) Credit towards the Master Teaching may be granted under the following conditions:

(a) no more than 24 credit points will be granted;

(b) credit may be granted for previous supervised professional experience or equivalent teaching experience;

(c) credit may not be granted towards the Internship or the Post-Internship Conference requirements; and

(d) the study must have been completed within five years of commencement of candidature for the Master of Teaching.

10 Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2023 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.