University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

This program is for graduates with non-Education bachelor degrees wanting to qualify to teach disciplines in secondary schools. For admission, your bachelor degree disciplines must align with the current subject offerings of Queensland schools.In this program you will build on existing subject knowledge with discipline-specific courses preparing you for the classroom. You’ll assess students’ learning needs, design lesson plans and manage a diverse classroom. You will complete Supervised Professional Experience in three blocks, totalling 60 days of practice teaching, with opportunity to gain experience rurally and remotely. You’ll also attend ongoing professional development seminars and employment forums and meet with employer representatives, The Queensland College of Teachers, teacher unions and international recruiters.


Total units: 192


  • Secondary education

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a non-Education Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 from a recognised tertiary institution. In addition, applicants must satisfy the discipline study requirements of at least one-quarter of a degree in a nominated first teaching area and one-sixth of a degree in a nominated second teaching area. Teaching Area One and Teaching Area Two must be from contrasting subject areas or different discipline areas and contain no more than 2 introductory courses in each area.


Graduates are eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (external accreditation pending approval).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Moreton Bay Domestic: $37,936
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast Domestic: $37,936
International: $55,600
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Students must complete a minimum of 60 days of Supervised Professional Experience in a school setting under the supervision of a Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) registered teacher. Students are also required to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students.

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