Master of Teaching - Secondary

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates may be are eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools. It prepares students for teaching in secondary schools. It enables students to adopt a research-based approach to reflective practice. They'll be able to consider the implications and applications of this approach to their own professional development and its contribution to their students' learning and wellbeing. The course provides valuable professional experience through a variety of school and community-based placements during the course. Students who undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent; background studies in 2 curriculum and teaching study areas or 1 double curriculum and teaching study area; relevant child protection screening; Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 and a demonstrated strong performance in the professional experience units in Year 1

Structure:

160 credit points (including 50 credit points from Education Studies units; 40 credit points from Curriculum Studies units; 40 credit points from Core units; 10 credit points from Elective units and 20 credit points from Professional Experience units). Students accepting a place in this course are required to participate in a minimum of 60 days professional experience throughout their program.

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching-secondary

Study Pathways:

Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a pathway to doctoral studies.

Further information:

Professional Practice Specialisation: Students who achieve outstanding performance both academically and professionally, identified by attaining a grade point average of credit or above, and who demonstrate strong performance during professional experience placements in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), or the first year of the Master of Teaching (Secondary), will be identified and invited to be admitted to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with a specialisation in Professional Practice.

Recognition:

It is a legislative requirement for teacher registration in Queensland, NSW and Victoria that pre-service teacher education courses are approved as accredited courses by the relevant accreditation body. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is approved by the Queensland College of Teachers, the NSW Institute of Teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Who for:

Graduates wanting to become secondary school teachers

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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