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Welcome to the Master of Teaching!



Congratulations on receiving an offer to enrol in the 2017 Master of Teaching program.

The 2017 Master of Teaching is offered via face-to-face teaching (ie internal study), focusing on senior high school teaching (i.e. year 11 and 12 students). Courses within the Master of Teaching programs will be delivered in a four term structure which is aligned to South Australian school terms rather than the traditional university semester structure.

In 2017, the university term dates and corresponding Master of Teaching enrolment will be:

Term 1 - 23 January to 14 April
EDUC 7202 Student Teacher Interaction in the Classroom
*Curriculum & Methodology course A
*Curriculum & Methodology course B

Term 2 - 17 April to 30 June
EDUC 7206 Professional Experience A
*Curriculum & Methodology course B
*Curriculum & Methodology course B

Term 3 - 10 July to 24 September
EDUC 7207 Professional Preparation
EDUC 7208 Professional Experience B

Term 4 - 2 October to 15 December (Three courses from the following)
EDUC 7556 Supportive and Safe Learning Environments
EDUC 7554 Professional Engagement
EDUC 7063 - Online Learning
EDUC 7555 - Education for Inclusion

*Please check the email that you supplied to SATAC for a list of the Curriculum and Methodology courses (teaching areas) in which you have been approved to enrol. If you are approved for more than two Curriculum and Methodology courses, please contact the Faculty of Arts for enrolment advice.

A Welcome Letter from the university detailing your University of Adelaide student ID number and information for how to activate your University of Adelaide student account will be emailed to you soon (if not already, please check your SPAM folder).

Online enrolment via Access Adelaide will open at 12:30pm on Friday 9 December 2016. To help understand the enrolment process, step-by step enrolment instructions are available. You must enrol into courses online via Access Adelaide to confirm your acceptance into the degree Due to the competitive nature of the application process, it is not possible to defer a 2017 offer for the Master of Teaching; you must enrol and complete a course during 2017 in order to maintain your place in the program.

NB: Each Curriculum and Methodology course has a choice of two lectures and you are required to attend both lectures. Therefore, you must enrol in a different lecture for each Curriculum and Methodology course. For example, if you enrol in LE01 for English Curriculum & Methodology you should enrol in LE02 for History Curriculum & Methodology. An enrolment error will occur if an attempt is made to enrol in the same lecture for both Curriculum and Methodology courses.

You will automatically be enrolled into the corresponding tutorial for each Curriculum & Methodology course.

  • Placement Dates

    Successful completion of the Master of Teaching program requires all pre-service teaching students to undertake a minimum of 13 weeks Professional Experience Placement (PEP). For students undertaking the Master of Teaching this means 13 weeks FULL - TIME placement in a secondary school. This will be organised by the School of Education in two blocks within the dates given below.

    It is the responsibility of each student to ensure they are available during these times to undertake their placement. All 2017 placements are completed full-time and start and end dates are as follows:

    Professional Experience A (Term 2, 20 day full-time placement):
    Monday 29 May ending Friday 23 June or
    Monday 5 June ending Friday 30 June or
    Monday 12 June ending Friday 7 July

    Professional Experience B (Term 3, 45 days full-time placement):
    Monday 24 July ending Friday 22 September or
    Monday 31 July ending Friday 29 September



Important Forms

  • 2017 Student Information Sheet

    All Master of Teaching students intending to complete a Professional Experience teaching placement during 2017 must complete a Student Information Sheet. This information is used to assist in organising your placement and key data will be provided to both your host school and your university liaison.

  • Criminal History Screening and Background Check

    IMPORTANT: Each of the three schooling sectors in SA require tertiary students, including international students, seeking a Professional Experience placement to undertake a Criminal History Screening and Background Check performed through the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (SA). The Department have recently changed their process for applying for a DCSI Clearance Applications will be initiated by the University of Adelaide on;

    • Monday 19 December, 2016
    • Tuesday 3 January, 2017
    • Monday 9 January 2017

    The Department will email you regarding your application once this has been initiated by the University of Adelaide after which time you have 72 hours to complete the process.

    NB: If you do not complete the check by the end of March, you will not be able to participate in a Professional Experience. Schools will ask for the certificate prior to commencing a teaching placement.
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect

    You must also complete a one-day (7 hour) Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN_EC) training course before undertaking a Professional Experience placement. The Department for Education and Child Development has a list of approved training organisations for RAN-EC training.

    If you have previously completed the RAN-EC training, please ensure your certificate includes the following information:

    • Completed
    • Responding to abuse and neglect
    • Education and care full day training 2015-2017 Session 1 - A child protection snap shot
    • Session 2 - Responding to concerns
    • Session 3 - Definitions and indicators of abuse and neglect
    • Session 4 - Professional practice
    • Session 5 - Barriers to recognising abuse and neglect
    • Session 6 - Understanding trauma
    • Session 7 - Responding to children and young people's disclosure
    • Session 8 - Information Sharing
    • Session 9 - Making contact with the Child Abuse Report Line 13 14 78 or eCARL

    Once you have completed the one-day RAN-EC training, please bring your certificate to the Faculty of Arts office for sighting. The office is located on the ground floor of the Napier Building.

  • First Aid Training

    It is highly recommended that you complete a First Aid Certificate (Basic Emergency Life Support Certificate) before undertaking a practicum.

  • Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE)

    Well trained, skilled and knowledgeable teachers provide the foundation for a high quality education system in which every Australian student receives excellent teaching. The LANTITE is designed to assess initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching and assist higher education providers, teacher employers and the general public to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers.

    From 1 July 2016, all students enrolled in an initial teacher education course (eg Master of Teaching) will be expected to sit and pass the LANTITE.


Orientation Week Lecture and Activities

Week beginning 23 January 2017.

4th year Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching students

Monday 23 January 2017
11.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Orientation lectures
Rennie Lecture Theatre
(inside the Johnson Laboratories, see map)

These sessions will give you an overview of the coursework and professional experience components of the upcoming year.

You will be introduced to key School of Education staff, given important information about your legal requirements and the expectations for your participation this year.

Over the course of the week there will also be activities to ensure you have completed all the necessary administrative tasks in preparation for your coursework and your professional experience placements.

Master of Teaching students only

Tuesday 24 January 2017
2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Lower Napier LG29

You will have another session to give an overview of the research requirements of your program.

We wish you all the best for 2017!

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