University of New England UNE

Master of Teaching - Secondary

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This is a graduate entry initial teacher education program. Students may complete up to three designated teaching areas based on their background studies from the following: English, Mathematics, Science, Aboriginal Studies, Agriculture, Business Studies / Commerce, Computing, Drama, Economics / Commerce, Geography, History, Languages, Legal Studies, Music, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, and Visual Arts. Furthermore, it should be noted that candidates should abide by the letter of offer in terms of their teaching areas. Candidates may also choose the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to take advantage of the Teaching English to Students of other Languages (TESOL) specialisation and/or the extended curriculum programs in English, Mathematics, Science, Music and Visual Arts. Sixty days of professional experience are spread across three units in the course, including an 'online demonstration school' and a professional experience internship. Students are also introduced to research principles and methods and complete a research project as part of their candidature.


96 credit points (equivalent to 16 standard units) including completion of core units, including 60 days of embedded professional experience, curriculum units and listed elective teaching units. Students are required to pass mandatory literacy and numeracy tests prior to commencing their final professional experience placement.


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and environmental science
  • Physics
  • Aboriginal studies
  • Computing
  • History
  • Business studies/Commerce
  • Economics/commerce
  • Geography
  • Legal studies
  • Studies of religion
  • Agriculture
  • Languages
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual art
  • Society and culture
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in a relevant area, or overseas equivalent as assessed by Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Applicants' undergraduate (and appropriate postgraduate) studies must include study in a designated teaching area/s in the secondary school curriculum areas. All students must meet the University's English Language Requirements for this program, which are higher than standard postgraduate requirements.


NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). UNE bases its degree structures on the NESA guidelines, under the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership framework for teacher registration. Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $48,816
International: $53,760
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply.

Further information

All students must complete a Criminal Record Check; Working with Children Check; and complete an approved Anaphylaxis Management training program.

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