Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Primary R-7 Stream) must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary Stream) must hold an approved undergraduate bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with topics that enable them to teach to Year 12 in at least one subject specialisation (preferably two) offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
Specialisations normally offered are: English, Drama, Mathematics, Modern Languages (restricted to Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, German and Modern Greek), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences), Visual Arts, Health Education, Physical Education, History, Geography, Business Studies, Legal Studies, TESOL, Nutrition, Tourism and Psychology. Not all teaching specialisations are offered every year. If your teaching area is Physical Education, you must apply for the Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary) - Physical Education (2CM228) to be considered.
Note that in South Australia, to teach to Year 10, four undergraduate semester topics in the specialisation are needed; and to teach to Year 12, six undergraduate semester topics in the specialisation are needed. Not all of the above curriculum areas are taught throughout Years 8 to 12.
The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree and admission normally will not be granted to applicants who already hold a teaching qualification. Please note that different teaching courses may have additional entry requirements. Check the website for details. Selection is based on academic merit.
Literacy and Numeracy Test
In addition to the above, applicants are advised of the following requirements from 2017. The Australian Government has recently introduced the Literacy and Numeracy Test for all initial teacher education (ITE) students to ensure that they have the high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills required of teachers. The test is a single, national instrument designed to assess elements of an individual’s literacy and numeracy skills and will be used to demonstrate that ITE graduates are in the top 30 per cent of the population for literacy and numeracy. All South Australian students commencing an ITE program after 1 January 2017 will be required to meet the benchmark prior to graduation. For further information, including registration details, please check the test administrator’s website.