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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle

Searching for a rewarding career utilising your communication and leadership skills to help shape the future of our children? Being a primary teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have.

Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle is a two-year program, producing outstanding graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary teacher.

Throughout the program you will study the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Physical Development, Health and Physical Education, Creative Arts, and Human Society and its Environment. Other areas of study include educational psychology and sociology, using and undertaking research in your classroom, Aboriginal Education and how to teach children with Special Needs.

To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in schools, as well as have many opportunities for ongoing contact with the university’s partner schools. At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Primary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree;
  • participate in an interview (conducted via Skype).

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!

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Would you like more information about the Master of Teaching? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

University of Newcastle teaching expertise honoured

The teaching expertise of University of Newcastle staff members has been recognised by the Commonwealth in the 2014 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

University of Newcastle School of Education

Study at the University of Newcastle!

Awarded through the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Awards for University Teaching program, the Citations acknowledge quality teaching practice and those who have made significant contributions to student learning.

University of Newcastle Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parfitt said the achievement was a testament to the university’s commitment to a first-rate standard of teaching.

“These academics are dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience for their students, and the Citations are a reflection of their exceptional work,” Professor Parfitt said.

Associate Professor Shen Chen, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Dr Caroline Webb and the Week Zero Team each received a 2014 Citation.

  • Associate Professor Shen Chen, Newcastle School of Education – For developing an innovative approach to supporting international students’ learning in a new cultural environment and providing high-quality teaching in second language teacher education
  • Associate Professor Brett Nixon, School of Environmental and Life Sciences – For promoting student engagement and positively influencing the learning experience by using inspirational teaching strategies centred on science-as-discovery
  • Dr Caroline Webb, School of Humanities and Social Science – For empowering English literature students at a regional campus by drawing on their own responses and experiences and providing a rich understanding of cultural contexts
  • Week Zero Team (Ms Liz Goode, Ms Joyleen Christensen, Ms Angela Henderson, Ms Evonne Irwin, Ms  Deanna McCall, Ms Annette Morante and Ms Amanda Valent), English Language and Foundation Studies Centre – For developing an outstanding and innovative online orientation which has significantly enhanced the engagement and experience of students commencing an online enabling program

“We  congratulate  our  award  recipients,  and  applaud  their  commitment  to ensuring students enjoy an engaging and rewarding university experience,” Professor Parfitt said.

Are you interested in studying teacher education at the University of Newcastle?

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!

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If you have any questions about studying teacher education at the University of Newcastle, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

University of Newcastle School of Education

The University of Newcastle School of Education is the largest school in the university with more than 4,000 students studying in teacher education programs, approximately 1,100 postgraduate students undertaking advanced study in education, and more than 150 students completing Master or Doctoral programs by research.

The school provides high-quality teacher education programs that aim to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in educational settings; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on education. Graduates from the university’s teacher education programs are highly regarded with many targeted for employment before the completion of their studies. A significant number of students progress from undergraduate studies through to postgraduate study or research.

 

The school has current major programs of research in the areas of comparative and international education, equity, pedagogical reform, values and citizenship education, doctoral examination, physical activity interventions for children and adolescents, and support for families of children with disabilities, among many others. Many academic staff in the University of Newcastle School of Education enjoy international reputations for the quality of their research. The school also takes pride in its relationship with its many communities and especially the local schools of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North coast regions.

Searching for a rewarding career utilising your communication and leadership skills to help shape the future of children? Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have.

Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) at the University of Newcastle is a two-year program, producing highly competent and fully qualified graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary or secondary teacher.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1-866-698-7355. Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ontario College of Teachers outlines regulation amendments

Teaching is a regulated profession in Canada. Each province and territory in Canada has its own individual certification board. If you wish to teach in any one of these locations, you must apply to for certification though the specific provincial or territorial certification board. This stands for all students, whether they have completed their teacher education in Canada or abroad. Upon completion of a teacher education program, you are not automatically certified to teach in a certain province or territory. You first need to gain teacher certification through the province or territory you wish to work in.

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Questions? Contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady

If you wish to work as a teacher in the province of Ontario after completing a teacher education degree, you will need to apply for certification through the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) before you can teach in Ontario. The OCT will then assess your teacher education degree to make sure your teaching qualifications meet their requirements.

Beginning on September 1, 2015, the initial teacher education program at Ontario’s faculties of education will expand to four semesters and include twice the amount of practice teaching time (80 days, up from 40) and greater attention to students’ mental health and well-being, how to teach with technology, and diversity among other core elements.

If a person applies for certification through the Ontario College of Teachers from September 1, 2015 onward, his or her credentials will be evaluated based on the enhanced teacher education program requirements in the province of Ontario. What this means is that anyone applying for teacher certification through the Ontario College of Teachers from September 1, 2015 onward must meet the requirements of the new, enhanced two-year teacher education program in the province of Ontario.

If you have any questions about certification with the OCT, please contact Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com.

About Australian Teachers Colleges

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? Completing an Australian teacher education program provides an excellent opportunity to obtain the teaching qualifications you need, while experiencing the excitement and culture of living in a new country.

Australian teachers colleges name their graduate-entry education/teaching degrees in various ways (e.g., Graduate Diploma of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching). These are comparable to graduate-entry Bachelor of Education degrees offered at universities in Canada.

We at OzTREKK are proud to say that our Australian Teachers Colleges offer reputable teacher education programs, providing our students with a unique and enriching education, which allows for an easy transition into the teaching profession within Canada.

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For more information about how to become a teacher, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Find out more about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

University of Newcastle hosts anti-bullying seminar

The University of Newcastle is hosting a free “Stop Bullying with UON” seminar on Nov. 16 for Hunter and Central Coast parents interested in helping their school-age children cope with bullying.

The Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle provides professional development training across Australia for the internationally respected Rock & Water Program, which teaches practical anti-bullying strategies for children.

University of Newcastle Teachers College

Study teaching at the University of Newcastle

Since 2002, more than 15,000 teaching professionals have been trained through the University of Newcastle‘s Family Action Centre across Australia.  Internationally the Rock & Water program has trained over 35,000 professionals in 14 countries.  As a result more than two million children worldwide have now been taught the Rock & Water approach.

“Children learn alternatives to aggressive verbal and physical responses to fear and doubt,” said Rock and Water Founder and educationalist Freerk Ykema, who will lead the free seminar at The Forum, University Drive, Callaghan, Newcastle.

“Children also learn thinking skills and the value and being in control, through grounding, centeredness and mental focus. Self-respect, self-control and self-confidence are important outcomes of the program,” he said.

Discussion topics for parents will include building resilience against bullying and other anti-social behaviours as well as helping children set life goals. Parents will learn how they can support their child, their school and their community by incorporating the Rock & Water philosophy, skills and language at home.

With a reported one in four Grades 7 to 9 students bullied every few weeks or more in Australia, parents can play an integral role in achieving a whole school and whole community approach to stop bullying.

“Parents can make all the difference in how a child copes with being bullied by others or bullying other children, but many feel they lack the tools to help,” said Family Action Centre Acting Director Penny Crofts, adding they are delighted to be able to offer this free community seminar while Freerk Ykema visiting the university.

Did you know…?

The University of Newcastle‘s School of Education is the largest school in the university with more than 4,500 students studying in teacher education programs, approximately 800 innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on education.

About the Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of the Primary programs will be able to seek employment as K-6 (Primary) teachers. Primary teaching programs involve a combination of Educational Foundation Studies, Key Learning Areas or Curriculum Studies, Discipline Studies, and Professional Studies. Primary teaching degrees develop generalist teachers, capable of teaching many subjects.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching Secondary programs in the School of Education aim to develop graduates who have the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in teaching. Graduates of the University of Newcastle‘s Secondary programs will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: Late January each year
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!

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If you have any questions about how to become a teacher, including teacher education, program entry requirements, application deadlines, and tuition fees, please contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

 

Monday, March 18th, 2013

University of Newcastle Teachers College applications are now open

The University of Newcastle Teachers College applications for the 2014 intake are now open via  OzTREKK!

Graduates from the University of Newcastle‘s teacher education programs are highly regarded, with many targeted for employment before the completion of their studies. A significant number of students progress from undergraduate studies through to postgraduate study or research.

Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of the Primary programs will be able to seek employment as K-6 (Primary) teachers. Primary teaching programs involve a combination of Educational Foundation Studies, Key Learning Areas or Curriculum Studies, Discipline Studies, and Professional Studies. Primary teaching degrees develop generalist teachers, capable of teaching many subjects.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching Secondary programs in the School of Education aim to develop graduates who have the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in teaching. Graduates of the University of Newcastle‘s Secondary programs will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!

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For more information about how to become a teacher, including teacher education program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Program of the Month: Australian Teachers College

Program of the Month: Australian Teachers College

Is there a more satisfying job than teaching?

Australian Teachers College degree in Australia is a great opportunity to obtain the teaching qualifications you need while discovering another part of the world. Currently, more than 600 Canadian students are experiencing the excitement and culture of living and studying at an Australian Teachers College.

We at OzTREKK are proud to say that our Australian Teachers College partners offer reputable teacher education programs, providing our students with a unique and enriching education, which allows an easy transition into the teaching profession within Canada.

Even better, OzTREKK and its Australian Teachers College partners work closely with the Ontario College of Teachers to keep up to date with the latest accreditation requirements. The OzTREKK team is knowledgeable and understanding of the transitional steps one must take to become a teacher. We maintain a strong relationship with our universities, consulting them and working together with them to create teacher education programs that work for our Canadian students.

These universities offer Primary Education programs:

The University of Queensland offers a Middle Years of Schooling program.

These universities offer Secondary Education programs:

 

Australian Teachers College partners name their graduate-entry education/teaching degrees in various ways (e.g., Graduate Diploma of/in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching). These are comparable to the one-year, graduate-entry Bachelor of Education degrees offered at Canadian universities.

Canadian students should note that these programs train students to become teachers. Individuals looking to complete a Master of Education degree must first complete a teacher education program. They may then apply to a Master of Education program to further their educational studies and prepare them for managerial/administrative careers in the field of education. Individuals who are already certified as teachers and wish to complete a Master of Education degree may contact OzTREKK to request information and guidance about Australian university Master of Education programs.

Can I teach back in Canada?

Teaching is a regulated profession in Canada. Each province and territory in Canada has its own individual certification board, and if you wish to teach in any one of these locations, you must apply for certification through the specific provincial or territorial certification board. This stands for all students, whether they have completed their teacher education in Canada or abroad. Upon completion of a teacher education program, you are not automatically certified to teach.

Each certification board has its own set of rules and regulations that you must meet in order to practise as a teacher in that location. OzTREKK recommends that students look into the requirements of the respective certification board to determine the requirements for teachers trained outside their province.

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Become a teacher! Find out more about our Australian Teachers College partners!