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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Find out about studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Flinders University

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
2CM090, 063697G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months

About this course

Find out about studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Flinders University

Entry requirements


Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with topics that enable them to teach to Year 12 in at least one subject specialisation and to Year 10 in a second subject specialisation offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.

Specialisations normally offered are: English, Drama, Mathematics, Modern Languages (restricted to Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, German and Modern Greek), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences), Visual Arts, Health Education, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, History, Geography, Business Studies, Legal Studies, TESOL, Nutrition, Tourism and Psychology.

Not all teaching specialisations are offered every year. If your teaching area is Physical Education, you must apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Physical Education (2CM227) to be considered.

Note that in South Australia, to teach to Year 10, four undergraduate semester topics in the teaching area are needed; and to teach to Year 12, six undergraduate semester topics in the teaching area are needed. Not all of the above curriculum areas are taught throughout Years 8 to 12.

Please download the Master of Teaching flyer for more information on teaching specialisations.

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree and admission normally will not be granted to applicants who already hold a teaching qualification. Selection is based on academic merit.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task known as a Teaching Capabilities Statement as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills. This involves a short statement in response to three set questions used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession. Applicants who select this course as a preference during the application process will be directed to a page to meet this requirement.

Visit the Teaching Capabilities Statement page for further information

Inherent requirements

The Australian Government has recently introduced the Literacy and Numeracy Test for all initial teacher education (ITE) students to ensure they have the high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills required of teachers. The test is a single, national instrument designed to assess elements of an individual’s literacy and numeracy skills and will be used to demonstrate that ITE graduates are in the top 30 per cent of the population for literacy and numeracy. All students commencing an ITE program after 1 January 2017 will be required to meet the benchmark prior to graduation. For further information, including registration details, please check the test administrator's website. There are also important inherent requirements for this course and applicants are strongly advised to become aware of these requirements.  

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How to apply

Select your preferred course.

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Check individual course entries on SATAC for information on important dates.

Apply online at SATAC.