This one-year course provides a qualification to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years of schooling (Grade 5 to Year 10). Students with appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors also will be eligible to teach Years 11 and 12. Students interested in working with young adolescents (age 11-16 years) will be well suited to this course.
The course provides practical and intellectually rigorous teacher education delivered through five weeks of intensive face-to-face classes in three blocks and supported by directed online learning throughout the year. While the University will endeavour to place students for practicum experience in venues accessible from their home, this cannot be guaranteed. In some cases, residence ‘away from home’ may be required to complete practicum requirements. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or approved equivalent with sequences of studies in relevant subjects that satisfy the prerequisites specified for the particular teaching method. This is normally at least a sub-major in each of two recognised subject areas taught in secondary schools. However, applicants with discipline studies in only one secondary school curriculum area are also eligible to apply. Further information on eligibility can be found at www. vit. vic. edu. au/ (follow the links to Teacher Education and Specialist Area Guidelines). In addition, competence in English is required. Mathematics is recommended to at least Year 11 of secondary schooling. Applicants whose first language is not English will require an IELTS score of 7. 5, with no individual band score less than 7. 0 and a score of no less than 8. 0 in speaking and listening. The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in Victorian Department of Education and Training schools. It is expected that equivalent requirements will exist for all other Victorian schools.