Whether you want to travel the world, coach young people or inspire the next generation of thinkers, this degree will give you valuable experience and a competitive edge to launch your secondary teaching career.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1.75 full-time or part-time equivalent
This course is a 1.75 year full-time (or 2.75 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to teaching. It will set you up with the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities to teach students from Years 7 to 12 in a teaching area you’re passionate about. When choosing to major in Science or HaSS, you will be expected to teach all components of the curriculum for years 7-10 and then your specialised area for years 11 and 12.
You can choose to major in one of these areas:
- Mathematics including Advanced Mathematics
- Science including specialisation in year 11/12 for the following subjects;
- Biology and Environmental Science
- Biology and Human Biology
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Humanities and Social Science (HaSS) including specialization in year 11/12 for the following subjects;
- History including modern and ancient
- Accounting and Finance
- Politics and Law
- Health & Physical Education.
You will also choose a second teaching area (known as a minor) from these options, except for Health and Physical Education, which is only offered as a major. Taking on a minor study area means you’ll become qualified to teach students from Years 7 to 10 in this area. Minors in Science and HaSS require you to teach all components of the curriculum. By having qualifications in two teaching areas, you’ll be highly employable when you graduate.
You’ll explore the role of education in society, learn how to manage a secondary level classroom and get valuable experience working in school placements across the secondary years.
9 reasons to study the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Murdoch
- Study at the first university in Australia, and among only a few in the world, to offer the Tribes TLCTM Basic Course Certification as an accredited postgraduate unit.
- Murdoch offers a variety of placement opportunities, including international, rural and remote.
- Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
- Graduate ready for the classroom with an online portfolio to show your experience to future employers.
- Practise dealing with challenging behaviour and conflict resolution through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom that uses actors and avatars – and the only technology of it’s kind in WA.
- Specialise your degree depending on your area of focus and interest.
- Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
- Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
- You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in industry.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- strategies for effective learning and teaching in secondary schools
- understanding and preparing for the profession of teaching
- how to help children in secondary education learn numeracy and literacy
- exploring how diversity can be accommodated in classroom
- understanding adolescent health and development.
On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skillset required to teach in secondary schools, or in a variety of other careers with an education focus. Graduates of this course have gone on to become education officers at institutions such as SciTech, museums and zoos.
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to seek registration from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and from other accrediting bodies across Australia.
Your specialist skills gained through the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will benefit your career progression including opportunities such as enhanced entry level and salary prospects.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Enrolment is subject to restriction due to professional recognition requirements. Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of- Education/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged. Prior to graduation it is mandatory that students satisfactorily complete ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) testing of literacy and numeracy (LANTITE). A maximum of 25% of total Professional Experience days in the course may be taken overseas. Part-time study is available for Year One of the course only. Students must be available to study full-time in Year Two.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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