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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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.

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College!

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Learn more about how you can study teaching at the University of Sydney. Email OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

A new approach to Indigenous Studies at the University of Sydney

Students enrolled in education degrees at the University of Sydney now have the opportunity to enroll in new Indigenous Studies units of study offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The new Indigenous Studies major was launched at Info Day in 2016 and units of study offered within it will be of particular interest to students wishing to qualify as Aboriginal Studies teachers.

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The University of Sydney has a proud history of engagement with Indigenous education and Indigenous Studies (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

Demonstrating the university’s commitment to Indigenous participation, inter-disciplinary scholarship and cross-cultural dialogue, the new Indigenous Studies major marks a new era in Sydney’s decades-long commitment to Indigenous education and the emergence of Indigenous Studies as an internationally recognised discipline.

The University of Sydney has a proud history of engagement with Indigenous education and Indigenous Studies.

The new Indigenous Studies major has its roots in the Aboriginal Teacher Aides program that began in 1975 and led to the establishment of the Koori Centre in 1992.

The Koori Centre was dedicated to training Indigenous pre-service teachers and over time became central to Education degree programs for Indigenous teachers, many of whom now teach in schools and communities across Australia.

More recently, the Koori Centre developed an Aboriginal Studies Program and established an Indigenous Studies major in the Faculty of Arts in the late 1990s.

“The new Indigenous Studies major is an exciting and significant development in the faculty’s historical commitment to Indigenous Studies,” says Dr Peter Minter, academic coordinator of Indigenous Studies and senior lecturer in the Department of English.

“What sets this major apart is not only its cultural and philosophical integrity, but also how it consolidates Indigenous Studies as a discipline in the faculty.

“It’s a demonstration of Sydney’s commitment to a cutting-edge discipline that has become increasingly visible and internationally consequential in recent years.”

Driven by a new cross-faculty Indigenous Studies Governance Committee, the Indigenous Studies major draws on the experience and expertise of former Koori Centre academics and colleagues from across the university.

Inspired by a commitment to prioritizing Indigenous content, scholarship and voices in a disciplinary framework that is broadly decolonizing, a June 2014 workshop established a set of guiding principles and discipline-led goals for the major, which included commitments to

  • Indigenous political, economic and cultural integrity and advancement;
  • Indigenous community integrity, health and well-being;
  • cultural and environmental sustainability in Indigenous country;
  • cross-disciplinarity and engagement with Indigenous Studies nationally and internationally;
  • Faculty and cross-faculty engagement that welcomes the perspectives, expertise and fellowship of non-Indigenous colleagues across the university;
  • Reconciliation and the enhancement of the cultural competence of students and staff across the University.

Students in this major will learn about the diversity, strength and complexity of Indigenous societies, cultures, knowledges and histories.

They will be taught by leading Indigenous and non-indigenous academics as well as members of the community, enjoying opportunities to engage with contemporary Indigenous life in ways that are culturally informed and respectful.

The teaching program is exciting and innovative, offering students a mix of face-to-face lectures, seminars and hands-on tutorials alongside advanced online modes of teaching and collaboration, not to mention a range of excursions to, for instance, museums, art exhibitions and literary readings.

“In the senior year students can take an advanced directed research project,” Dr Minter says.

“We are encouraging students to think independently and reflect critically in a sphere that is culturally informed and respectful.

“Our students will understand the implications their learning in terms of their own lives and issues that have deeper significance nationally and internationally.”

Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)

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 Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: The University of Sydney has a general application deadline of January 31 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College!

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Find out more about how you can study teacher education at the University of Sydney. Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

STEM Academy to inspire teaching excellence at University of Sydney

A new academy that aims to inspire teaching excellence in mathematics, science and technology skills among Australian high school teachers will enrol its first class this weekend at the University of Sydney.

Sydney Faculty of Education

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The first of its kind in Australia, the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy for science, technology, engineering and mathematics will stimulate the nation’s teachers and develop their confidence by drawing on expertise from three of the university’s faculties: Education and Social Work, Science, and Engineering and Information Technologies.

Made possible by an anonymous donation of $5 million, the STEM Academy will see participating teachers from both metropolitan and regional schools explore cutting-edge discoveries and emerging technologies, and engage with STEM innovations pioneered at the university.

Professor Diane Mayer, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, said the contribution from three different faculties is exciting.

“The Faculty of Education and Social Work has a longstanding reputation for producing outstanding science and maths teachers and we look forward to sharing that expertise with the wider teaching community,” said Professor Mayer.

Adam Spencer, the university’s ambassador for Science and Maths said, “My lifelong love of mathematics was first nurtured by a great second grade teacher Ms Russell. I was getting frustrated at not being allowed to answer every question and she made one simple suggestion: ‘Adam I bet if you went down to the library now you couldn’t answer fifty questions in the time it takes us to do ten.'”

“Off I charged with a point to prove!

“I can’t wait to meet the teachers who will inspire the next generation of students to pursue the vital calling of science, maths, engineering or technology,” said Spencer.

“The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has been contributing to high school curriculum development and teacher training initiatives across engineering, IT and computer science for a number of years,” says Dean, Archie Johnston.

“It is particularly exciting that we can now build on this experience and inspire a team of cross-faculty academic experts that will deliver a world-class STEM teacher enrichment program.

“Given that seventy-five percent of the fastest-growing occupations require significant STEM skills, it is vital for Australia to improve our participation in and uptake of STEM subjects at school.”

With every gift to the University of Sydney, donors become part of the INSPIRED Campaign, which aims to raise $600 million by 2017.

Master of Teaching 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 Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Round one applications closed on October 31, 2014. Round two applications close on January 9, 2015; however, it is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney 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 contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

University of Sydney teacher education students learn about stuttering in schools

Final-year teacher education students at the University of Sydney will be schooled on the importance of early intervention and the treatment of stuttering as part of program to help prepare them for the classroom.

Sydney Teacher Education

University of Sydney Faculty of Education

Researchers from the Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences hosted an education forum to deliver knowledge about stuttering to future teachers, to raise their awareness about the prevalence of speech disorders, and to arm them with advice about how to help students who stutter.

Associate Professor Ann Packman from the university’s Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC) said the aim of the forum was to build early professional relationships between teachers and speech pathologists and help equip teachers to support students who stutter.

“Approximately one per cent of school students stutter, so it’s very likely that at some point during their career a teacher will be confronted with how to support a student in their classroom with this problem,” Associate Professor Packman said.

“Stuttering can have a disabling effect on students during their school years, affecting their relationships with teachers and peers, their self-confidence and academic performance.

“The evidence is students who stutter are more likely to experience bullying and perform poorly, which is why it is so important to help teachers so they know how to help these students thrive in the classroom and reach their education potential.”

Associate Professor Packman said it was important to raise awareness among teachers about stuttering because early intervention is critical.

Speech pathologists recommend early intervention to treat stuttering, because therapy is very effective when a child is young and their brain is not yet fully ‘hard-wired’,” Associate Professor Packman said.

“Speech pathologists are trained to treat speech disorders, but our teachers interact with children on a daily basis and are on the frontline when it comes to identifying early signs of distress in children who stutter.

“Treating school-aged children requires special sensitivity, so it’s critical to regularly host events like this to build awareness and help ensure the next generation of teachers knows where to turn for help.”

Researchers at the university are currently developing better stuttering treatments for primary and high school children, including an online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for speech-related anxiety.

The University of Sydney forum is a collaboration between stuttering support group Speak Easy, the ASRC, and the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work.

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 Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Round one applications close on October 31, 2014. Round two applications close on January 9, 2015; however, it is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College!

Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information  at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

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University of Sydney Speech Pathology School

In common with other departments at the University of Sydney, the discipline of speech pathology promotes students’ development of generic  communication and teamwork skills, as well as discipline-specific knowledge and skills. The course is designed to promote self-direction and encourages the graduates to have a sense of their own individuality and creativity. The university offers a two-year, graduate-entry Master of Speech Language Pathology program. It is intended for students coming from an undergraduate degree in any field, who wish to gain the requirements to become a speech pathologist.

Program: Master of Speech Language Pathology
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 1, 2014

Apply to the University of Sydney Speech Pathology School!

Questions about speech pathology programs in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com, or phone Sarah toll free at 1-866-698-7355 for more information.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

New Kinship module to enhance students’ cultural competence

The traditional social structures and interrelationships between Australia’s Aboriginal people are explained on a comprehensive yet succinct website launched at the University of Sydney recently.

University of Sydney Teachers College

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The Kinship on-line module has been developed as a teaching tool for the university’s students but is a useful resource for all teachers and students who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people in Australia.

The site is underpinned by a series of short animated videos explaining concepts such as Nations, Clans and Family Groups; Language; Affiliations; and Moiety (the principle of everything and everyone being made up of two halves which must come together in order to achieve harmony). Accompanying each video are suggested discussion points and additional resources building on its themes.

Kinship also offers a series of community narratives where Aboriginal people tell stories of how cultural differences can lead to misunderstandings with doctors, lawyers and other professional practitioners they deal with regularly.

Kinship was developed by Lynette Riley, a senior lecturer based at the University of Sydney‘s recently launched National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC). Ms Riley has been teaching Kinship courses at universities and TAFEs and to, teachers, police, lawyers and judges for more than 25 years.

“This country was originally 500 nations, each with its own languages, social structures and modes of behaviour,” says Ms Riley. “The last 200 years have seen many of our protocols dismissed as irrelevant, but for Aboriginal people they’re still important.

“This module gives all Australians an introduction to the rich and varied cultures and traditions of its indigenous people. It provides information our students need to know if they are to work successfully with Aboriginal communities and teach future generations. Although designed for our students, almost anyone who visits the site will come away with a better understanding of our culture.”

The Kinship module has been funded by the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. It is being piloted at the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work this semester, with the aim of rolling it out more widely next year.

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 Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Round one applications close on October 31, 2014. Round two applications close on January 9, 2015; however, it is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney 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 contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Global literacy award for University of Sydney educator

A University of Sydney educator has been awarded for his lifelong commitment to improving literacy and teaching excellence around the globe.

Sydney Teachers College

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Peter Freebody, an honorary professor at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, has become just the third Australian to receive a William S Gray Citation of Merit from the International Reading Association.

Professor Robyn Ewing, Acting Pro Dean of the faculty, said the Citation of Merit recognises Professor Freebody’s lifetime achievement and leadership contributions to reading and literacy.

“Peter Freebody is very deserving of this award as one of Australia’s pre-eminent scholars in the field of literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction and research methodology. His research and scholarship span nearly 40 years and his work has been highly significant for educators in Australia and internationally,” Professor Ewing said.

Professor Freebody, who received his citation at a ceremony in New Orleans recently, has produced research that has shaped curricula and policy in Australia and abroad.

His groundbreaking work with Professor Allan Luke in 1990 led to the Four Resources Reading Model, a game-changing framework for classroom literacy programs. It was adopted in all Australian states, and in schools in New Zealand, Britain, the United States, Canada, and Singapore.

“Throughout his career Professor Freebody has generously shared his knowledge, research and expertise with teachers,” said Professor Ewing.

In its citation, the International Reading Association described Professor Freebody as “a scholar, a researcher, a mentor for teachers and academics,” and “Professor Freebody has been a strong advocate for the teaching profession and his close connections with teachers, schools and professional associations has challenged teachers’ thinking about literacy and has resulted in improved professional practice in reading instruction.”

The Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney is a graduate-entry, teacher education degree. Candidates undertake four semesters of study, including a 45-day internship. This teaching program has been designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a teaching qualification.

Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)

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 Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Round one applications close on October 31, 2014. Round two applications close on January 9, 2015; however, it is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Master of Teaching Primary Applicants

Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Primary) must have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) that included either studies of at least one year (2 units) in each of four different Key Learning Areas (KLAs) listed below or studies of at least one year (2 units) in two KLAs listed plus studies of at least two years (4 units) in a third KLA.

  • English
  • Human Society and Its Environment
  • Math
  • Creative and Practical Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Health and Physical Education

Applicants who are 1 or 2 units (up to one half of a semester of full-time study) short of meeting the prerequisites for admission to the Master of Teaching may be given special permission to study the deficient units at another faculty or institution while also studying for their teaching qualification.

Master of Teaching Secondary Applicants

First Teaching Method is a core teaching specialization. It corresponds to the “major” area of study completed at undergraduate level. The New South Wales Institute of Teachers requires applicants for accreditation to have met the prerequisites for one first Teaching Method in order qualify for accreditation as a secondary-school teacher.

Second Teaching Method (if any) is an area of (lesser) specialization. It corresponds to a “minor” area of study completed at undergraduate degree. Some areas such as “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” and “Classical Hebrew and Judaism” can only be studied as a second Teaching Method.

Some combinations of teaching methods that may be taken as part of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are as follows:

  • English/History-Modern
  • Math/Science
  • Math only (double method)
  • Science only (double method — e.g., Chemistry/Biology)
  • Business Studies/Legal Studies
  • Languages/TESOL

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Master of Teaching program at the University of Sydney, you must have

  • successfully completed, at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution; and
  • completed undergraduate subject areas that satisfy the subject specialist requirements of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (the Australian state in which the University of Sydney is located).

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College!

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

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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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.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

University of Sydney Teachers College applications are now open

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

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College

Apply to the University of Sydney Teachers College

The Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney is a graduate-entry, teacher education degree. Candidates undertake four semesters of study, including a 45-day internship. This teaching program has been designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a teaching qualification.

Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)

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 Master of Teaching Primary program is designed for those who wish to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Master of Teaching Secondary is designed for those who wish to teach grades 7 though 12.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Master of Teaching program at the University of Sydney, you must have

  • successfully completed, at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution; and
  • completed undergraduate subject areas that satisfy the subject specialist requirements of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (the Australian state in which the University of Sydney is located).

Applicants must also have studies in Key Learning Areas. Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information.

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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!