Federation University Australia

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This program is ideal for students who want a career change or want to build on their undergraduate degree to become a teacher. They will learn how to engage with and motivate students from years 6 to 12. And will become an advocate, supporter and role model for their students. Students can take their pick of two subjects from biology, drama, English and more to specialise in. And when they graduate, they can work in Australia or overseas. Students learn about youth, culture, and different school settings. Then, they will spend a minimum of 60 days in schools seeing how these theories play out. Choose from the 1.5 years accelerated program, two years full time or three years part time study options.

Designed for

Graduates who wish to qualify as secondary school teachers

Structure

  • Students must undertake Professional Experience (Placement) as follows: First Semester: 5 observation days
  • Second Semester: 5 weeks (25 days)
  • Third Semester: 7 weeks (35 days) TOTAL: 60 days supervised professional placement. To be eligible for the award of Master of Teaching (Secondary), a student must have satisfactorily completed 240 credit points and a minimum of 60 days supervised teaching practice. It is highly recommend that all on-line students attend the Orientation Week program at either Mt Helen Campus or Gippsland Campus.

Subjects

  • Understanding and supporting young people
  • Engaging professionally
  • Education, ITS purpose and the cultural landscape, Literacy, language and literature
  • Inquiry into practice, Feedback, assessment and reporting
  • Health and physical education curriculum
  • Primary science education
  • Integrating curriculum: humanities and the arts.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed an approved 3-year degree (or equivalent). Students should have 2 teaching methods, except in Art which is a double method. Study undertaken for a major will be equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over 3 years. In most programs, this equates to 6 units, with no more than 2 at first-year level and no fewer than 2 units at third-year level. Study undertaken for a minor study will be equivalent to a total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over 2 years. In most programs, this equates to 4 units, with no more than 2 at first-year level. Applicants whose degree is older than 12 years, will be invited to submit additional supplementary material related to professional experience. Bachelor Degree: An approved 3 year degree or equivalent. Additional details form and referee report form to be completed. Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 7.0
  • With 7.0/7.5 in listening and speaking and no less than 6.5 in reading and writing.

Recognition

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $52,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $52,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

This is an accelerated program which may be completed in 1.5 years, although it is possible for students to complete the program over 2 or 3 years on a part-time basis on campus. If students wish to complete the program on a part-time basis they will need to consult with the Program Coordinator. Online is offered on a part-time basis only over 3 years. Please note that not all Specialist Teaching Areas are offered online.

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