Professional Experience 2 is a final capstone subject in your Master of Teaching course. The aim of this subject is to enable education students to proactively engage in real-life educational settings to learn and enhance their professional development as a future teacher.
This second professional experience subject provides the final 30 of the 60 required professional experience days.
This provides you with an opportunity to explore further ranges of learning activities that occurs inside and outside the classrooms and the roles of the teaching and non-teaching staff within the school.
You will also have opportunity to reflect on the teaching and learning cycle and refine your competencies as a beginning teacher under the supervision of qualified educators. This subject includes the TPA (Teaching Performance Assessment) which is designed to assess Teacher Education Students teaching as measured by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate level.
Note: to fulfil accreditation requirements by NESA and AITSL, the two Professional Experience subjects require that you attend placement in person full time for 30 consecutive days. Schools are allocated by WSU through their network of partner schools. You will also be required to attend a day-long preparation workshop held at one of the university campuses on a weekend prior to placement. Some adjustments may be possible if you are on an Assisted Integrated Plan (AIP) as you may be entitled to a Placement Integration Plan (PIP).