Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching - Secondary

Deakin University

Combine your passion for the arts with a desire to inspire the generations of tomorrow, with a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Our school-based learning programs and teaching practicums ensure you're ready to teach today and into the future. Fast-track your studies and graduate with a postgraduate teaching degree in just four years. You'll gain hands-on teaching experience and will be supported in all aspects of professional experience. Plus, you'll have ongoing communication with staff to ensure that you have the best opportunity to develop as a teacher. Start with Deakin's Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to design your studies around your interests, creating unique combinations of majors and minors to customise your learning. While studying your undergraduate degree, you'll also be building your foundation knowledge that will take you into your postgraduate studies. Choose from relevant arts disciplines that will form your teaching specialisations, including: Anthropology; Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish; children's literature; dance; drama; history; media studies; philosophy; politics and policy studies or sociology; and visual arts or photography. During your postgraduate studies, Deakin's Professional Experience Program is a key part of your course, ensuring you have the practical skills needed from day one of your teaching career. You'll also have the opportunity to add a global perspective to your degree by studying abroad. Head to the US to study history, or capture images of renowned landmarks while studying photography in the Czech Republic.

Course Fee:

International: $139,586

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; a Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.


36 credit points of study including 60 days of supervised professional experience

Subjects you can Study:

Arabic; Anthropology; Chinese; Children's literature; Curriculum studies; Dance; Drama; Education; History; Humanities; Indonesian; Languages teaching; Literary studies; LOTE; Media studies; Photography; Philosophy; Politics studies; Professional practice; Sociology; SOSE; Spanish; Teaching-secondary; Visual arts

Study Pathways:

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. A WAM of less than 60 results in an alternative exit award: Bachelor of Arts.


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 60.05 No Online 8 years
Burwood 60.05 No Part time 8 years
Burwood 60.05 No Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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