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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will enable you to teach across two teaching areas. A major teaching area (Years 7-12) and a minor teaching area (Years 7-10).

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3.5 years part-time
Course Code
CL05
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will enable you to teach across two teaching areas. A major teaching area (Years 7-12) and a minor teaching area (Years 7-10). These teaching areas are based on your already completed non-education undergraduate degree with a set number of units completed within that degree qualification.

In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

The design of this course utilises CQUniversity's three-term structure, therefore a two-year volume of learning masters course can be fast-tracked to be completed in one and a half years. A part-time pathway is also available and is to be completed as per the part-time course planner.

This course can only be studied within Australia and you must be in a location where you can access, or travel to, up to two school sites for the in-school practicum within the course.

Entry requirements

There are three key components to gain successful entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) as outlined below:

Academic Requirements (Pre-requisite Qualification)

To be eligible for entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) all applicants must have completed a 3 year non-education Bachelor degree or equivalent from a university or college that demonstrates sufficient knowledge development in two recognised teaching areas:
  • Major Teaching Area: Study equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful full time higher education study, comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. This equates to six units, with no more than two at first year level and no fewer than two units at third year level.
  • Minor Teaching Area: Study equivalent to a total of half a year of successful full time higher education study, comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years. This equates to four units, with no more than two at first year level.

Applicants with degrees completed overseas must provide evidence to support that their qualifications are equivalent to an Australian 3 year Bachelor degree.

Applicants who cannot demonstrate they have completed a Bachelor degree will be refused entry to the course.

The GPA within the Bachelor degree must be at least 4.0.

Please note:

Applicants with undergraduate degrees that were obtained ten or more years ago will need to supply certified evidence of current relevant professional work experience in the area of their speciality eg. letters from employers. This experience must link to their previous undergraduate study. Non-Academic Requirements (Key Capabilities)

All applicants must provide a mandatory written statement in support of your non-academic capabilities, demonstrating you hold the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership). You may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame your response. For your application to be considered, you must write 200-500 words for each of the questions below:

  • Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
    (In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)

  • Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
    (In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)

  • Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
    (In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)

  • Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
    (In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)

English Language Proficiency for Teacher Registration

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has set the assessment criteria for English language proficiency for teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories.

In addition to the academic entry requirements listed, international applicants to this course are required to have an acceptable level of competency in writing, reading, speaking and understanding English.

For entry to this course, applicants will be required to have an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) that shows an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing - with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

The date of the assessment must be no more than 2 years prior to the time of application.

English language proficiency assessment is not required where the full four years of required higher education study (or qualifications assessed as comparable) have been undertaken in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and the Republic of Ireland. (These are the countries accepted under Australian migration policy as not requiring English language proficiency assessment.)

For further information please refer to the AITSL website:

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/registration/nationally-consistent-registration-of-teachers/elements-of-nationally-consistent-registration-of-teachers/english-language-proficiency

Security RequirementsNilHealth RequirementsNilAssumed Knowledge

N/A

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an initial postgraduate pre-service teacher education course for those who aim to pursue a career as a secondary school teacher. Graduates are qualified to teach in two discipline teaching areas.

Graduates of the course can apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates are qualified to teach in State, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Australia.

The course is also recognised as a teaching qualification for employment in educational settings internationally, however additional requirements may apply in some locations.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
66.3%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$72.9k
Average salary