University of Newcastle

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program at the University of Newcastle provides a postgraduate pathway into a highly successful and rewarding career in teaching. This innovative program is taught in trimester mode, enabling our graduates to enter the workforce rapidly and well prepared. The program aims to develop graduates who are outstanding teachers who act professionally, ethically and effectively in their professional contexts; who engage in critical inquiry in their practice and the contexts of their practice; and who play a constructive leadership role in public discourse in and beyond education. Students complete 35 hours teacher observations and small group participation and 60 days formal professional experience in relevant school settings.

Designed for

Prospective teachers with undergraduate degree in relevant teaching areas


160 units


  • Teaching-secondary

Standard entry requirements

  • The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a 160-unit postgraduate qualification, with assessment for admission available for applicants who have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:Bachelor Honours Degree
  • OrBachelor Degree.


NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA), NSW Department of Education.

Study pathways

Applicants may need to pick up extra single discipline courses or subjects if they do not meet relevant subject content knowledge within their bachelor degree. The 20 units of electives available in this program can be used for this purpose.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

Applicants contemplating employment in other areas or states should contact the relevant education authorities for clarification of their respective teacher qualification requirements. Applicants from overseas intending to seek accreditation should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their intended employing authority. International applicants require an overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest and a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening. The following teaching areas do not allow for a second teaching area: Music, Technology and Visual Arts.

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