courses

4203

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMTeach(Pri)
CRICOS code076256C
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4203
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9904 7167 (Berwick) or +61 3 9902 6367 (Gippsland) or +61 3 9904 4291 (Peninsula) or email education.berwick@monash.edu or education.gippsland@monash.edu or education.peninsula@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time students normally study the units outlined for each full-time year over two years, however as some units may have prerequisites/co-requisites or specific semester offerings, part-time students should consult the course adviser about their pattern of study before selecting units.

Description

This course is open to all graduates who wish to teach in primary schools. The course is informed by world-class research-based teaching that links theory and practice. It enables candidates with at least a three-year undergraduate degree to complete the equivalent of two more years of study (four semesters) that will allow registration as a graduate primary teacher with a master's qualification. Students will spend time teaching in diverse educational contexts during the course of their enrolment and will develop extensive knowledge of how primary aged children learn and how best to provide opportunities to develop and support such learning. The course presents opportunities for students to engage in ideas and theoretical frames within education, to connect these with practice and reflect on the implications of such connections.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and a commitment to, working as an ethical primary teacher who understands and respects diverse social, cultural, religious and ethnic contexts and can respond flexibly in meeting individual school student's needs
  • demonstrate the capacity to engage in research-led teaching, critical inquiry and reflective practice
  • integrate theories of learning and teaching and apply them as appropriate in classroom teaching, school leadership, and curriculum construction
  • design, plan and evaluate teaching and learning, ensuring school students' understanding and development
  • utilise a range of technologies to inform and develop practice.

Fieldwork

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 60 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement for full days at times determined by the faculty.

Structure

This course consists of eight core units and two elective depth study units, as well as fieldwork placements.

Requirements

Students must complete:

  • EDF5071 Professional experience 1
  • EDF5072 Professional experience 2
  • EDF5073 Professional experience 3
  • EDF5074 Professional experience 4
  • EDF5075 Professional experience 5
  • EDF5703 Understanding and expressing ourselves
  • EDF5705 Understanding and investigating our worlds
  • EDF5711 English, literacies and policy contexts A
  • EDF5712 English, literacies and policy contexts B
  • EDF5713 Mathematics, numeracy and learner engagement A
  • EDF5714 Mathematics, numeracy and learner engagement B
  • EDF5807 Theory and practice of learning and teaching
  • EDF5809 Teacher as a professional
  • two depth study units

Depth study units

Depth study units provide opportunities to develop expertise in one of three streams:

(1.) Advanced professional learning: This stream enables students to select units of interest to advance their professional knowledge in a range of areas including but not limited to literacy studies, educational technologies, music education, mathematics and science education, inclusive and special education, and gifted education.

(2.) Practitioner inquiry: This stream enables students to engage in a school-based practitioner inquiry.

(3.) Research: This stream enables students to develop their understanding of research and their experience in undertaking a research project that may lead them to doctoral (PhD) studies.

Students select two depth study units from a suite of options, subject to discussion with the course adviser. Availability of units may vary from year to year. More information is available at http://www.education.monash.edu.au/units/depth.html.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Teaching (Primary) early may apply to graduate with the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) after successful completion of 72 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Teaching (Primary)