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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
18 - 2 years full-time
Course Code
051777F

About this course

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates may be eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, this Master's degree will prepare you to teach specialist areas including:

  • Visual arts, media arts, music and/or drama
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and business
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Languages other than English
  • Health and physical education and outdoor education
  • ICT and digital technologies
  • Science
  • Religious education.

It enables students to adopt a research-based approach to reflective practice. They'll be able to consider the implications and applications of this approach to their own professional development and its contribution to their students' learning and wellbeing.

The course provides valuable professional experience through a variety of school and community-based placements during the course.

Students who undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates may be eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, this Master's degree will prepare you to teach specialist areas including:

  • Visual arts, media arts, music and/or drama
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and business
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Languages other than English
  • Health and physical education and outdoor education
  • ICT and digital technologies
  • Science
  • Religious education.

It enables students to adopt a research-based approach to reflective practice. They'll be able to consider the implications and applications of this approach to their own professional development and its contribution to their students' learning and wellbeing.

The course provides valuable professional experience through a variety of school and community-based placements during the course.

Students who undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with:
    1. a major study in one teaching area; and
    2. a separate minor study in a second teaching area, that may be separate from or related to the major study area;
    3. be able to select from teaching areas that are available within the course and meet the requirements of applicant's local state/territory registration authority; and
    4. the combination of teaching areas identified would usually prepare the applicant to teach across all year levels of secondary schooling.
  2. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application.

Applicants who completed Bachelor degrees outside Australia should review Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course.

Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

2. Additional Approvals

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom.

These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic).

International students must provide a police check from their home country. All students who have lived in another country for twelve months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

3. Admission Requirements for the Professional Practice specialisation

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) specialisation, an applicant is required to:

3.1 have completed the first year of the course with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 and a demonstrated strong performance in the professional experience units in Year 1,

OR

3.2 be from an approved sponsored cohort and meet the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course entry requirements.

Study locations

Canberra

Strathfield

Melbourne

Brisbane