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Secondary Professional Experience

Important dates for 2015

20 April - 1 May Session 1 block teaching period
5 June Final date for submission of all Session 1 Professional Experience Reports
13 July - 7 August Session 2 block teaching period
14 August Final date for submission of EDTE302 Session 2 Professional Experience Reports
6 November Final date for submission of all other Session 2 Professional Experience Reports

2015 Professional Experience Calendar

Secondary Teaching Awards

At Macquarie, there are two main patterns of study leading to a secondary teaching qualification:

Undergraduate program

This pathway integrates Preservice Teachers' academic and professional studies within two double degree programs: the BABEd(Secondary) and the BScBEd(Secondary).

Some secondary Preservice Teachers may also be enrolled in one of the following programs (now closed to new enrolments): the BADipEd, the BA-PsychDipED and the BScDipEd.

Preservice Teachers enrolled in the undergraduate Secondary Teacher Education Program will typically complete their school-based Professional Experience Program in Years 3 and 4 of the four-year, full-time award.

Undergraduate patterns of secondary professional experience (2015)

Year Award Number of professional experience days Professional experience unit (and concurrent methodology unit)
Year 1

BABEd(Secondary)

BScBEd(Secondary)

Nil Discipline-based studies and foundation units in Education
Year 2

BABEd(Secondary)

BScBEd(Secondary)

Nil Discipline-based studies and 200-Level units in Education
Year 3

BADipEd

BA-PsychDipEd

BScDipEd

20 days (10-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 1 OR 20-day block in Session 2) Session 1 OR 2 - Completed in conjunction with either TEP387 (S1) or TEP388 (S2)
 

BABEd(Secondary)

BScBEd(Secondary)

20 days (10-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 1 OR 20-day block in Session 2) Session 1 OR 2 - EDTE302
Year 4

BADipEd

BA-PsychDipEd

BScDipEd

40 days (10-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 1 AND 20-day block in Session 2)

Session 1 - TEP401 (20 days)

Session 2 - TEP402 (20 days)

 

BABEd(Secondary)

BScBEd(Secondary)

 

60 days (10-day block plus 20 additional days in Session 1 AND 20-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 2)

Session 1 - TEP401 (30 days)

Session 2 - TEP402 (30 days)

 

More than one teaching subject

Secondary Preservice Teachers who intend to teach more than one subject apportion their professional experience days in TEP401 and TEP402 as follows:

Two first teaching subjects. Half the days are allocated to one first teaching subject and half the days are allocated to the other first teaching subject

One first teaching subject and one second (minor) teaching subject. Ten days are allocated to the second (minor) teaching subject and the remaining days are allocated to the first teaching subject

One first teaching subject and two second (minor) teaching subjects. Ten days are allocated to each second (minor) teaching subject and the remaining days are allocated to the first teaching subject

NOTE: Secondary Preservice Teachers who are enrolled in the BADipEd, BA-PsychDipEd or BScDipEd complete an additional 10-days for each second (minor) teaching subject. For example, a Preservice Teacher enrolled in a BADipEd who is completing a first teaching subject and a second (minor) teaching subject will complete 70 days of professional experience rather than the usual 60 days. 

 

Note: Students who are transitioning into new programs may follow a slightly different pattern of professional experience days depending on when they transferred. The table below shows the total number of professional experience days required by undergraduate secondary students.

 

Enrolment Year

Undergraduate Secondary

Professional Experience Requirements

2010

BA-Psych DipEd ARTS10

60 days

BADipEd ARTS05
BScDipEd SCIE05

2011

BA-Psych DipEd ARTS10

60 days

BADipEd ARTS05
BScDipEd SCIE05

2012

BA-Psych DipEd ARTS10

60 days

BADipEd ARTS05

 

BScDipEd SCIE05

2013

BA-Psych DipEd ARTS23

60 days

BADipEd ARTS18
BScDipEd SCIE08

2014

BABEd(Sec) ARTS24

80 days

BScBEd(Sec) SCIE10

2015

BABEd(Sec) ARTS24

80 days

BScBEd(Sec) SCIE10

 

Graduate-entry program

Preservice Teachers enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) have already completed an initial bachelor degree. These Preservice Teachers undertake theoretical studies in education as well as the professional components of the Teacher Education Program. The minimum time to complete the degree is two years of full-time study. To be offered a place in this program, Preservice Teachers must satisfy subject and subject content requirements as specified by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Graduate entry patterns of secondary professional experience (2015)

Year Award Number of professional experience days Professional experience unit (and concurrent methodology unit)
Year 1 Bed(Secondary) 20 days (10-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 1 OR 20-day block in Session 2) Session 1 or 2 - EDTE302 Completed in conjunction with either TEP387 or TEP388
Year 2 Bed(Secondary) 40 days (10-day block plus 10 additional days in Session 1 AND 20-day block in Session 2)

Session 1 - TEP401 (20 days)

Session 2 - TEP402 (20 days)

 

Secondary professional experience units

Secondary Preservice Teachers undertake their Professional Experience placements while enrolled in:

  • EDTE302 Introduction to Professional Experience in the Secondary School 
  • TEP401 Professional Experience in Secondary School I
  • TEP402 Professional Experience in Secondary School II

The following table describes the secondary Professional Experience units provides links to the handbook. Specific expectations and Professional Experience reports for each unit can be found here.

Unit Overview
EDTE302 EDTE302  is the first Professional Experience unit for intending secondary school teachers. Preservice teachers are required to work in a school for 20 days under the guidance of a Supervising Teacher implementing the strategies and techniques being developed concurrently in the 300-level introductory secondary teaching units (TEP387 or TEP388).
TEP387/TEP388 TEP387/TEP388  is the first Professional Experience unit for intending secondary school teachers. Preservice teachers are required to work in a school for 20 days under the guidance of a Supervising Teacher implementing the strategies and techniques being developed concurrently in the 300-level introductory secondary teaching units.
TEP401 TEP401 is the first in a sequence of two Professional Experience units for intending secondary school teachers in their final year of study. Preservice teachers have previously completed a minimum of 20 days of professional experience and are required to work in a school for 20 days under the guidance of a Supervising Teacher implementing strategies and techniques being studied concurrently in the 400-level secondary methodology units.
TEP402 TEP402 is the final Professional Experience unit for intending secondary school teachers. Preservice teachers have previously completed a minimum of 40 days of professional experience and are required to work in a school for 20 days under the guidance of a Supervising Teacher implementing strategies and techniques being studied concurrently in the 400-level secondary methodology units.
TEP401/402 There is a special report form for second (i.e. minor) teaching subjects. Preservice Teachers must submit a Second Teaching Subject Report for professional experience days which are undertaken in TEP401 and/or TEP402.