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

Accelerate your career opportunities with the UNE Master of Teaching (Secondary). Gain the specialist knowledge and skills you need to become a sought-after teacher who makes a difference. Study online in a flexible timeframe that suits your lifestyle. Be positioned at the forefront of educational expertise to make your education career goals a reality.


To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 96 credit points including 48 credit points at 500-level and 60 days embedded professional experience in their designated teaching area(s).


  • 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

You can apply for this course if you have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent).You must also meet all of the following entry requirements:In your Bachelor qualification you have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0.During your previous higher education studies you have undertaken units meeting the NESA Subject Content Knowledge Requirements for at least one First Teaching Area in the secondary school curriculum.*You can satisfy the School of Education of your suitability for teaching by completing a Personal Statement.If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under standard entry. Please see the Course Structure (Program of Study).Transfer from another UNE courseIf you are currently studying another postgraduate qualification at UNE, you can apply to transfer into this course. To be assessed for admission you must meet all of the following entry requirements:You are eligible for admission to this course as per the above admission rules.You have completed at least 4 units of study within a single course with a minimum GPA of 4.0.You can satisfy the School of Education of your suitability for teaching by completing a Personal Statement.


On completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will have a qualification accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), providing graduates with a professional qualification meeting the requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) for initial teacher education programs, and ensures all graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career Stage.Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines, under the AITSL framework for teacher registration. It is the responsibility of each student to check their eligibility to teach with the relevant state authority (including students who intend to teach in NSW).Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements. As of the date of publication, the NSW Department of Education requirements can be found here. Both public and private sector schools can set eligibility requirements relating to academic performance (including GPA requirements) in a student’s degree, among other criteria. Requirements to teach internationally can vary from country to country.

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
Online Campus Domestic: $44,224
International: $53,760
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $44,224
International: $57,524
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 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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