This is the final in-school placement for Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. This unit includes a 20 day internship in a school under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Set tasks for this Professional Praxis unit are outlined in the Internship Guidelines Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools. Pre-service teachers receive an “Internship Authorisation” from the Queensland College of Teachers to be eligible to adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the mentor teacher’s working load and engage in team teaching with the mentor for the remaining 50%. The Internship provides a period of sustained professional practice during which interns can consolidate the link between theory and practice. Interns will build upon their existing skills, enabling them to become autonomous, reflective, collaborative professionals ready to enter the teaching profession. Interns will develop and demonstrate the professional, ethical and values-based standards and competencies required of beginning teachers. Pre-service teachers submit evidence of meeting the professional standards at graduate career stage to the mentor teacher and university staff through the mentor teacher verifying an evidence statement and pre-service teachers presenting selected aspects of their final e-portfolio to an audience of their peers and other pre-service teachers.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite EDFE20036 Professional Praxis 3: Engagement with Others
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
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This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 17.65% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Throughout the internship, all focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) which are applicable to the specific context will be demonstrated with evidence. In contexts where specific standards related to students with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds cannot be demonstrated, assessment for relevant coursework should be added to the e-portfolio as evidence of meeting these standards.
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|2 - Portfolio||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|