Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a dynamic course dedicated to preparing future teachers for Secondary Education. Designed specifically to develop professional knowledge in both theory and essential practice within real classrooms, graduates are provided with all the necessary tools to become successful and confident teachers. This coursework program accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and individual schools. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Graduates will have met the highest standards in personal ethics and practice which the profession demands.


  • 18 Units, 240 Credit Points
  • Practicum requirement


  • Art Education
  • Catholic Education
  • Computing Education
  • Dance Education
  • Design and Technology Education
  • Drama Education
  • English Education
  • Health Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Home Economics Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Education
  • Instrumental Music Education
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Education
  • Music Education
  • Science Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Standard entry requirements

  • University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in a particular discipline to enrol in a major area of specialisation (eg. a Major in their Bachelor degree) and intermediate skills to enrol in a minor area of specialisation (eg. a Minor in their Bachelor Degree), and provide a resume, and provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500 word personal statement. In this statement applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher. One or more of the specialisations in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the specialisation for more information.Students must attain an academic IELTS with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • No score below level 7.0 in any of these components
  • And, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Note: If secondary education and degree studies were completed within a period of 2 years before applying for registration in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, applicants do not need to provide proof of English competency. Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have an undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University are deemed to have met English language requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching.


Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) have accredited this course.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $13,200
International: $59,600
No information available Yes No information available
Mount Lawley Domestic: $13,200
International: $59,600
No information available Yes No information available
South West Domestic: $13,200
International: $59,600
No information available No No information available

Further information

Cross-Campus Attendance: Not all specialisations are available at every campus. Related careers: Secondary Teacher, Art Teacher, Computing Teacher, Dance Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher, Drama Teacher, English Teacher, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Home Economics Teacher, Humanities and Social Science Teacher, Languages Other Than English Teacher, LOTE Teacher, Mathematics Teacher, Media Teacher, Music Teacher, Science Teacher, Catholic Education Teacher, Health Education Teacher, Instrumental Music Teacher, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, TESOL Teacher

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