Course Description

Specialise in either one or two teaching areas at secondary education level, depending on your areas of interest.

If your ambition is to teach science, mathematics or languages, you can study one of these as a `double method’ teaching area, and you won’t need to study a second area. Alternatively you can choose to study two `single method’ teaching areas, potentially broadening your future employment options. Gain hands-on experience with 40 days of teaching practice in schools, a 45-day internship and a professional research project. This experience will ensure you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become a successful teacher at early childhood, primary or secondary level.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $13,132 total course cost
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time


2 years full time, 3 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.9% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 79.0% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.0% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.3% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 2.4% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 020155D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MATEACHI2SEC

Entry Requirements