Why study the Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a teacher preparation program specifically designed for people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a secondary school teacher in 2 years of full-time study. The program offers practical, school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of a teaching career. The program will develop knowledge and skills, and the application of knowledge and skills required at masters level in education. This program encourages active engagement with local and global communities to promote the continuing enhancement of learning for the benefit of all and is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion for teaching.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


An approved degree or equivalent qualification 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 Minimum Entry Requirements for Learning Areas handbook (available from the School of Education).

Program structure


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 MTeach(Sec) must complete supervised practicum requirements 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 can apply for one through The School of Education three months before their practicum. 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.

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