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Guide to entry thresholds

Rank 93

Admission to the course for domestic students is based on prior study requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

  • Mid-year entry is only available to applicants with suitable advanced standing (credit). See the entry requirements tab for details.
  • 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.
  • Please check the entry requirements for this course. Content knowledge obtained in an undergraduate degree will determine your eligibility for entry. If needed, you can consider options for further study to meet these requirements.
QTAC course code424401 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424405 Feb (External); 423401 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423405 Jul (External)
QUT course code EU50
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Note: Admission in July is with advanced standing (credit) only.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
External
  • Online
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code 084583K
Careers
  • English Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Visual Arts Teacher

Details

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.

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

Why choose this course?

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.

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.

Real-world learning

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

Rank 93

Admission to the course for domestic students is based on prior study requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry 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.

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

Additional entry requirements

A statement addressing suitability criteria. Information on the selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, is available from the QTAC initial teacher education website.

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 table below for detailed information for first teaching areas.

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.

Course fees

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

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

2018: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (424401 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424405 Feb (External); 423401 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423405 Jul (External)) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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