Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Become one of the inspiring individuals empowering future generations through education. Deakin’s Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares you for a creative, challenging and truly rewarding career. As a graduate of the Master of Teaching (Secondary), your employment opportunities will be vast. You’ll be qualified to teach at secondary level anywhere in Australia, with skills that will also enable you to pivot into a broader range of roles. Learn how to think like a teacher and develop an invaluable mindset that can be applied to almost any sector, including education, youth work, corporate learning and development, NGOs, media and community-based organisations. Learn from highly experienced, passionate teachers who understand first-hand the importance of recognising all students as people first. You’ll discover how to foster well-balanced relationships in the classroom to ensure students build positive connections with their peers, in turn promoting an environment to thrive. With the option to undertake a specialisation that includes research elements, you’ll develop practical classroom skills along with critical thinking and evaluative research skills. To ensure you gain a holistic understanding of how students learn, you’ll also have the opportunity to study and collaborate with early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. You can also choose to participate in Deakin’s Global Education Program and gain a broader perspective on teaching. Experience teaching in a remote community interstate or overseas and develop your skills in intercultural education while improving your resume. This, combined with at least 60 days of professional placement and your completion of a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA), benchmarked against national standards of teaching performance, means you’ll be set for success in the classroom and beyond.
16 credit points of study comprising core, elective units and 60 days of supervised professional experience
- Secondary education
- Language literacy and learning
- Health well-being and inclusive education
- Building capacity in professional experience
- Reflecting on practice in professional experience
Standard entry requirements
Bachelor degree in a different discipline. Secondary Teaching applicants must meet the requirement for prior studies from disciplines that enable them to qualify for either two single teaching methods or one double method, in secondary teaching areas offered at Deakin University (see list above in Course description). For further information on assessment of secondary methods see https://www.vit.vic.edu.au/registering-as-a-teacher/teaching-programs/self-assessment-for-secondary-teaching-methods. All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.
This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully
Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy
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Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. All professional experience placements must be undertaken in an Australian school setting. Overseas placements are not permitted