Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Master of Teaching

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the University of Sydney’s first year of its groundbreaking Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree.

The MTeach is Australia’s first graduate-entry pre-service teacher education course, completed over two years.

To honour the occasion, the Faculty of Education and Social Work will hold a special Conference and Celebratory Dinner for all MTeach graduates on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. The current cohort will also be invited.

20th Anniversary of Master of Teaching
MTeach early childhood students enjoy a mathematics class (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

“The MTeach was designed to foster an innovative, case-based and inquiry approach to teacher education. It aimed to address key issues at the time,” said Professor Robyn Ewing.

“Three core tenets of the degree continue reflective professional practice, collaborative inquiry, criteria-based assessment culminating in a substantive, classroom-based internship.

“The celebration is timely as the faculty undertakes an external review of the degree and considers how it can address future challenges for teachers and education.”

Designed for candidates seeking a teaching qualification, applicants already hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.

There are specialisations in early childhood, primary education, school counselling, and 13 areas of study within secondary education, including the national priorities of Science and Mathematics.

Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) at the University of Sydney

First offered in 1996, the University of Sydney’s Master of Teaching was the first of its kind in Australia, and remains one of the most successful teaching training programs in the nation. The university has an international reputation for excellence. Many of Master of Teaching students are offered full-time employment before completing their degrees. Sydney graduates’ outstanding performance in their profession has contributed to the reputation the program has, in Australia and overseas, for providing leadership and innovation in teacher education.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.


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