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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

Start your career in education and help shape the minds of tomorrow with a Master of Teaching (Secondary) course. This graduate-entry initial teacher training program allows you to draw on the areas of study you pursued in your undergraduate degree, deepening your pool of knowledge in your chosen areas of specialisation.

The course incorporates practical, professional training in teaching methods, pedagogy and classroom management, with valuable real-world experience provided by 60 days of work experience spread across three units.

This course is offered online or on-campus at the University of New England (UNE). Pursue full-time or part-time study that works around your commitments and work schedule.

Practical industry experience

This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 60 pays of professional experience placement, in consultation with the School.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a relevant bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.50 (prior studies must include study in a designated area related to a school subject).

Students must also satisfy the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • English is the applicant's first language; OR
  • Satisfactory completion, within five years prior to the date of applying for admission to UNE, of at least three years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at tertiary level in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR); OR
  • Have an IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 7.5, including a minimum result of 8 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; OR
  • An International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this teaching course, the subjects you may study include:

Compulsory teaching units:

  • Aboriginal education
  • Literacies in context
  • ICT in education
  • Planning for effective learning
  • Educating students in inclusive environments
  • Teaching for cultural diversity-NESB students
  • Classroom management and research: PrEx 10 days
  • Research project and professional experience: PrEx 20 days
  • Professional experience/internship: PrEx 30 days

Curriculum units (available specialisations):

  • Drama
  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • English
  • Computing
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • HSIE
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Teaching (Secondary) from the University of New England.

This qualification will allow graduates to pursue careers in secondary school teaching within their area of specialisation. Teacher registration requirements vary between states, so graduates should check with the relevant state authority to ensure they meet the relevant requirements.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Education Administrator
  • Secondary School Tutor
  • Physical Education Teacher

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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