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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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Guide to entry thresholds

Selection rank
93
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
External
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
424401 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424405 Feb (External); 423401 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423405 Jul (External)
CRICOS
084583K

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) can transform your prior studies and experience into a teaching qualification. If you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education this course can offer a pathway to a rewarding career in teaching. Bring your passion for knowledge and your work and life experience to the teaching profession.

Real-world learning

Professional experience placements will give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Engage in up-to-date and relevant learning experiences designed to prepare you for your new career
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools to prepare you to become a teacher.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Engage in up-to-date and relevant learning experiences designed to prepare you for your new career
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools to prepare you to become a teacher.

What to expect

At QUT, you’ll learn to be an agile and innovative teacher for the classrooms of the 21st century. Curriculum studies will prepare you to use your existing knowledge to develop and plan effective teaching strategies to respond to the diverse needs of your students. Key capabilities in classroom and behaviour management will be developed before you undertake your first professional experience in a school setting. You will engage in up-to-date and relevant learning experiences designed to prepare you for your new career. You will have opportunities to develop and reflect on your own professional identity and explore the range of possible career directions available to you.

Teaching areas available are:

  • dance education
  • drama education
  • English education
  • film and media education
  • mathematics education
  • middle years music education
  • music (secondary) education
  • science education (biology)
  • science education (chemistry)
  • science education (earth and environmental science)
  • science education (physics)
  • social education (geography)
  • social education (history)
  • visual arts education

Flexible delivery

Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. You can study on campus or online, depending on your preferred learning style.

Evening classes may be available for some units.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

As a secondary specialist, you will be prepared to teach in schools with your career guided by, but not limited to, your two teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Early exit

If you decide you do not wish to complete a course that leads to teacher registration you can consider an option to complete the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies as an alternative education qualification.

Possible careers

  • English Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Visual Arts Teacher

Requirements

Rank 93
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

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Course code
EU50
QTAC code
424401 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424405 Feb (External); 423401 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423405 Jul (External)
CRICOS code
084583K
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • External
Duration
  • 2 years full-time
  • 4 years part-time
  • 2 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July Admission in July is with advanced standing (credit) only.
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised minimum three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration.

Your first teaching area also has prerequisites that must be met.

Additional entry requirements

You must must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Prerequisites: first teaching area

For the first teaching area at least three quarters of a year (6 QUT units) of successful full-time higher education study completed in a major area or equivalent. Completed study can be from different courses at bachelor degree level or higher.

Refer to the teaching areas below for detailed information for first teaching area prerequisites.

Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

For the second teaching area at least half a year (4 QUT units) of successful full-time higher education study in a minor area or equivalent. Completed study can be from different courses at bachelor degree level or higher.

You must nominate your second teaching area on enrolment.

Your first and second teaching areas must be different

Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry is only available for applicants with a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced standing from core or elective units in the course.

Teaching areas

  • Dance Education
  • Drama Education
  • English Education
  • Film and Media Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Years Music Education
  • Secondary Music Education
  • Science Education (Biology)
  • Science Education (Chemistry)
  • Science Education (Earth and Environmental Science)
  • Science Education (Physics)
  • Social Science Education (Geography)
  • Social Science Education (History)
  • Visual Arts Education.

Teaching area requirements

Dance education

Prerequisite: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in dance with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance practice.
  • one of the following completed courses:
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) or equivalent
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in dance with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance practice.
  • one of the following completed courses:
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) or equivalent
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) or equivalent.

Drama education

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in drama with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in drama theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in drama practice.
  • one of the following completed courses:
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) or equivalent
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in drama with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in drama theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in drama practice.
  • one of the following completed courses:
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) or equivalent
    • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) or equivalent.

English education

Prerequisites: first teaching area
  • Completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in English with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English language (grammar and/or linguistics)
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English literature.

Other units may include cultural studies, film and media studies.

Assumed knowledge: second teaching area
  • Completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in English with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English language (grammar and/or linguistics)
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English literature.

Other units may include cultural studies, film and media studies.

Film and media education

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in film and media with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media production.
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production), QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media) or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in film and media with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media production.
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production), QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media) or equivalent.

Mathematics education

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in mathematics
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Mathematics (or equivalent).

Undergraduate studies in physics or engineering are also acceptable.

Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in mathematics
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Mathematics (or equivalent).

Undergraduate studies in physics or engineering are also acceptable.

Music education (middle years and secondary)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in music
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in music.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in music
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in music.

Science education (biology)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) covering either:
    • animal and/or human biology
    • plant biology, and animal and/or human biology.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • human movement
    • medicine
    • nursing
    • nutrition
    • optometry
    • paramedicine
    • pharmacy
    • physiotherapy
    • podiatry
    • veterinary science.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) covering either:
    • animal and/or human biology
    • plant biology, and animal and/or human biology.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • human movement
    • medicine
    • nursing
    • nutrition
    • optometry
    • paramedicine
    • pharmacy
    • physiotherapy
    • podiatry
    • veterinary science.

Science education (chemistry)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in chemistry, preferably in:
    • physical chemistry
    • inorganic chemistry
    • bio-organic chemistry
    • analytical and environmental chemistry.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • biochemistry
    • biomedicine
    • chemical engineering
    • forensics
    • medical science
    • pharmacy.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in chemistry, preferably in:
    • physical chemistry
    • inorganic chemistry
    • bio-organic chemistry
    • analytical and environmental chemistry.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • biochemistry
    • biomedicine
    • chemical engineering
    • forensics
    • medical science
    • pharmacy.

Science education (earth and environmental science)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in earth science. This can include up to one quarter of a year of study (2 QUT units) in physical geography, and must include a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in environmental science/engineering
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in geology
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in geoscience and ecology.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • earth science
    • environmental science
    • landscape architecture.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in earth science. This can include up to one eighth of a year of study (1 QUT unit) in physical geography, and must include a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in environmental science/engineering
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in geology
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in geoscience and ecology.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • earth science
    • environmental science
    • landscape architecture.

Science education (physics)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in physics and mathematics, with a minimum of half a year (4 QUT units) in physics
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • engineering
    • geophysics
    • medical physics.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in physics and mathematics, with a minimum of three eighths of a year (3 QUT units) in physics
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • engineering
    • geophysics
    • medical physics.

Social education (geography)

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in geography. This can include up to half a year (4 QUT units) in geology and environmental study, and/or geographical information systems.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • geography
    • natural resource studies.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in geography. This can include up to three eighths of a year (3 QUT units) in geology and environmental study, and/or geographical information systems.
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in:
    • geography
    • natural resource studies.

Social education (history)

Prerequisites: first teaching area
Completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in history.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area
Completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in history.

Visual arts education

Prerequisites: first teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least three quarters of a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (6 QUT units) in visual arts with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in history or theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in studio practice.
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: second teaching area

Either:

  • completion of at least half a year of full-time, tertiary-level study (4 QUT units) in visual arts with a minimum of both:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in history or theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in studio practice.
  • a completed QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) or equivalent.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised minimum three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration; and your first teaching area has prerequisites that must be met.

First teaching area

Your first teaching area has admissions prerequisites that must be met. You must nominate your first teaching area in your application.

Refer to table below for detailed information for first teaching areas.

Second teaching area

We do not require you to have completed specific subjects as entry criteria, but we assume you have knowledge through completion of these units in previous higher education studies.

You must nominate your second teaching area on enrolment.

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.

 QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

First teaching area requirements

Dance education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in dance, with a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in dance practice.

Drama education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in drama, with a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in drama theory and
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) unit in drama practice.
    • other units may include cultural studies, film and media studies

English education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in English, with a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English language (grammar or linguistics) and literacy
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in English literature

Film and media education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in film and media studies, with a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media theory
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in film and media production

Mathematics education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in mathematics studies.

Music education (middle years and secondary)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in music.

Science education (biology)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study covering animal and/or human biology; or plant biology and animal and/or human biology.

Science education (chemistry)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in chemistry.  Studies in the following areas are preferrable but not compulsory:
    • physical chemistry
    • inorganic chemistry
    • bio-organic chemistry
    • analytical and environmental chemistry.

Science education (earth and environmental science)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in earth or environmental science study area: one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) or environmental science / engineering; one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) of geology; and one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) of geoscience and ecology.

Science education (physics)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in physics and mathematics with a minimum of half a year (4 QUT units) in Physics.

Social science education (geography)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in geography studies. Up to half a year (4 QUT units) in geology and environmental studies and/or geographical information systems may be included.

Social science education (history)

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in history.

Visual arts education

You need:

  • a completed, recognised 3-year bachelor degree (or higher) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • successful completion of three-quarters of a year (or full-time equivalent) of higher education study in visual arts, with a minimum of:
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in history or theory; and
    • one eighth of a year (1 QUT unit) in studio practice.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
191 200 185 185 200
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 8 7 7 8
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 79 65 65 79
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 28 24 27 26

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Mid-year offers

If you receive a mid-year QTAC offer, that offer decision does not determine which units you are eligible for, and you will need to apply for advanced standing within ten days on receiving your QTAC offer.

Course requirements

Blue card
Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years).
For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you've received your offer.

Literacy and numeracy
You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

For more information view additional course requirements.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $28,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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