The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.
In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.
More information on the accreditation process may be found at: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.
|Provider||James Cook University|
|Program title||Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)|
|Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)||2 years|
|Minimum program duration||2 years|
|Stage of schooling||Secondary|
|Mode(s) of delivery||On Campus / Online|
|Campus location(s)||Townsville, Cairns|
|Date of current accreditation||18/11/2022|
|Accreditation outcome*||Five-year accreditation period granted|
|Accreditation expiry date (optional)||31/12/2027|
|Quality assurance processes in place||
Quality assurance data collection processes include, but are not limited to:
Program description and rationale
To graduate with a Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) students are required to complete 16 units, including core educational studies subjects, and curriculum and pedagogy subjects that align with two secondary teaching areas, as defined by students’ undergraduate degree.
Discipline teaching areas:
The Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) includes 60 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools (Years 7–12), plus 20 days of service in a school setting that integrates coursework learning. Students undertake a further 20 days of community-based service learning.
For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit: Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
James Cook University graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA).
* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including: