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Master of  Teaching (Secondary)

Program code: 5685
CRICOS code: 094715J

Location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Gain the skills to inspire and educate the next generation by qualifying as a secondary school teacher in the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

  • This two year program is designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree looking to qualify as a secondary school teacher. See Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Learn to cooperatively and critically plan, design, implement and review teaching programs, including developing teaching and learning strategies and curriculum materials.
  • Participate in practical, school-based learning drawing from the latest research into effective teaching methods, and complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements throughout the program.
  • Develop your passion for teaching with a program that encourages active engagement with local and global communities to promote continuing enhancement of learning for the benefit of all.

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ is a leader in education research. It was ranked equal best in Australia in the ERA Outcomes 2015, and 15th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    Our lecturers and tutors are award winning educators and researchers who are experts in their field. They provide regular educational policy and practice consultancy services for a range of government departments and private organisations. This means our teaching (and your learning) is informed by the latest knowledge.

  • Why study

    Actively shape the future of the next generation

     

  • Professional membership

    Accreditation and professional membership

    Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership with the Queensland College of Teachers. This program is also accredited by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates – please contact the relevant association for details).

Career outcomes

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Queensland and to work as a secondary school teacher in state and independent schools in Australia and worldwide.

With further study and experience, this program can lead to roles as a head of department, principal, guidance officer, learning support teacher or student adviser.

If you choose to undertake a specialisation in music or a language other than English (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish), there is also the opportunity to work in primary school education.

Summary

  • Program code
    5685
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    094715J

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 4.5 from an approved tertiary institution that meets the requirements for two teaching areas of the secondary curriculum in Australian schools. Students will be required to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria. Please refer to the School of Education Website for further information on entry requirements and becoming a teacher.

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students undertaking the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must complete supervised professional experience throughout the program.

Students will complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements throughout the program. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home, but you can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes one-way due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income. Students are generally placed at Brisbane and the south-east corner of Queensland (including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for secondary teaching) and are also encouraged to consider a rural placement. There may be costs for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses. Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum, and should apply for one through The School of Education three months before their first professional experience. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Education.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Accreditation body

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited by:

  • Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $28,320
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • From 2018, all students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation.
  • UQ committed to fund test costs to the end of 2018. From 1 January 2019 this is no longer available and students must cover this cost. The 2018 fee was $185 ($92.50 per test). ACER lists current fees.
  • Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is 5685. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course. All applicants will need to complete an online questionnaire to meet the non-academic entry requirement for this program. Once you have submitted your application, you will be directed to the online questionnaire.

From 2018, all students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website for more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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