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Ranked 20th in the world for education by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Our research institutes
Study in acclaimed research institutes including the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Charles Perkins Centre.
Specialise in either one or two teaching areas at secondary education level, depending on your areas of interest.
If your ambition is to teach science, mathematics, music or languages, you can study one of these as a `double method’ teaching area, and you won’t need to study a second area. Alternatively you can choose to study two `single method’ teaching areas, potentially broadening your future employment options. Gain hands-on experience with 45 days of teaching practice in schools, a 35-day internship and a professional research project. This experience will ensure you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become a successful teacher at early childhood, primary or secondary level.
The University of Sydney has an international reputation for excellence. Many of our Master of Teaching students are offered full-time employment before completing their degrees.
The Master of Teaching (MTeach) is a graduate-entry professional teaching qualification to become an accredited teacher in NSW and other Australian jurisdictions. It is open to students who already have an undergraduate degree. Under the Institute of Teachers Act 2004 all graduates (so-called 'new scheme teachers') will need to be accredited against the standards for Professional Competence following their employment in schools.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit. Admission to candidature requires:
English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. 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.
Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE)
The requirement to complete the LANTITE applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences)/BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths)/BSc; BEd (Secondary: Science)/BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).
Information about LANTITE for students commencing their studies in 2017 and beyond will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows: For the MTeach program, testing must be completed before the second year of candidature, that is, during the first year of the program.
Teaching area prerequisites
Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a record of studies in their undergraduate degree(s) that satisfies the specific prerequisite requirements of the subjects they wish to teach. These prerequisites are determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and are set out in the table below. In general, you must have completed three years' full-time undergraduate study in the subject you intend to be your Major/1st Teaching Area and two years' full-time undergraduate study in the subject you intend to be your Minor/2nd Teaching Area.
If you undertake a Major Teaching Area as well as a Minor Teaching Area, this is known as undertaking a ‘single method’ study of both areas. MTeach (Secondary) students have the option of ’double method’ study in four areas: languages, mathematics, music and science. If you're enrolled in ‘double method’ study, you won't be required to qualify in a Minor Teaching Area.
Applicants for double-method programs (languages, mathematics, music or science) must satisfy the prerequisites listed in the column ‘Major Teaching Area’. Applicants for single-method programs must – as a minimum – be able to satisfy the prerequisites to study one subject as a Major Teaching Area as well as the prerequisites to study a second subject as a Minor Teaching Area.
The teaching areas offered by the school are reviewed annually and insufficient enrolments will lead to cancellation.
IELTS 7.5 – 7.0 in reading and writing, 8.0 in listening and speaking
Camperdown/ Darlington campus