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

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • 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.
  • QUT also offers graduate entry programs for early childhood and primary, and a range of bachelor degrees in teaching.
QTAC course codeYou must apply through QTAC: 424401 internal; 424405 external
QUT course code EU50
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
External
  • Online
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 084583K
Careers
  • English Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Visual Arts Teacher

Details

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will allow you to obtain a teaching qualification if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education.

On application to the course you will select your first teaching area, based on the discipline content completed in your higher education studies. You will select your second teaching area on enrolment in the course. It is assumed that you have the required discipline knowledge for your second teaching area.

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?

The Master of Teaching is an innovative and progressive qualification. The course includes educational and curriculum studies to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification. You will undertake professional experience in school settings which will give you the confidence and expertise to be ready to teach. The course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and experience to teach in two teaching areas in secondary schools.

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. If you study part time on campus, 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 secondary schools (Years 7 to 12) with your career guided by, but not limited to, your two teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Additional English language proficiency requirements may apply. Visit the Queensland College of Teachers website for more information.

Advanced standing

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

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

Blue card: because you will be working with children or young people in this course, you will need to apply for a blue card for professional placements located in Queensland (or the interstate equivalent for other states and territories).

Literacy and numeracy: you will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from this course.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Course changes

This course is currently being reviewed. If you are planning to commence the course in 2018 some of the units displayed may change.

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

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) 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) 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.

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Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $6,500 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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