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The Master of Teaching (Secondary) at ECU is a dynamic course dedicated to preparing future teachers for Secondary Education.
Designed specifically to develop professional knowledge in both theory and essential practice within real classrooms, graduates are provided with all the necessary tools to become successful and confident teachers.
This coursework program accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and individual schools.
Upon completion, graduates are eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sectors.
Graduates will have met the highest standards in personal ethics and practice which the profession demands.
Humanities and Social Science teachers must be knowledgeable in a wide range of areas including history, geography, economics and civics.
The specialisation content is closely aligned to the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and to WACE syllabus and examination requirements.
The units cover school curricula, teaching strategies and the development and assessment of teaching programmes.
Focuses on classroom music teaching, with a heavy emphasis on teaching lower school music.
The specialisation is open to students with either classical, jazz or contemporary music backgrounds.
The units cover philosophies of music education, practical approaches to music teaching, including active listening, creative and systems-based composing and classroom ensembles, and lesson planning and sequencing.
Students will be a scholar in residence at the placement school for two-three days per week.
Central to this course is an extensive program of Professional Practice in schools.
Because of its responsibility for the education, safety and well-being of children in schools, the teaching profession demands the highest professional standards and personal ethics.
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The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants.
Professional experience cannot be accepted as an alternative to completion of the bachelor's degree.
Applicants' non-academic capabilities will be assessed based on the completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire.
All applicants are required to have completed a major in one of the specialist humanities areas: Economics/Business, Geography, History or Politics/Law (three years of degree-level study comprising at least 6 units with no more than two at first-year level and no fewer than two units at third-year level) together with a part in another area of study:
Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Politics, Economics, with equivalents considered.
Alternatively, applicants can complete at least two years (4 units) of degree-level studies in a combination of Economics, History or Geography with two units at level 2 or above, if they intend to undertake this specialisation as their minor area of study.
All applicants are required to complete a major in music (three years of degree-level study comprising at least 6 units with no more than two at the first-year level and no fewer than two units at the third-year level) including all of the following: musicological study (music history and analysis) in a range of musical styles, periods and genres with a strong component of contemporary and western art music, compositional techniques, music performance studies (a minimum of two years of music performance studies) and preferably Australian music.
Vocationally oriented courses are not recognised as equivalent.
Alternatively, applicants can complete at least two years (4 units) of degree-level study in music with at least two units at level 2 or above in the previously mentioned areas, if they intend to undertake this specialisation as their minor area of study.
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