Postgraduate course

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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.

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Murdoch code

M1284

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

098366D
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Overview

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
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Physics
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Science (HaSS) including specialization in year 11/12 for the following subjects;
    • History including modern and ancient
    • Geography
    • Economics
    • 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.

8 reasons to study the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Murdoch

  • 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.

Your career

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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