To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete 200 credit points comprising:
- 11 core units (162.5 credit points)
- 3 supervised practicum units (37.5 credit points)
Units normally carry 12.5 credit points each. In each year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
(LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 100 credit points of study.Academic Progress – special requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
2. A student is classified as having 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test
(LANTITE) prior to completing 100 credit points of studies or following three attempts
(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review processes will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.