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Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is offered to graduates who wish to teach years 8-12 in secondary schools. The course provides you with the background necessary to apply for registration as a secondary teacher. Topics covered during the two years include specialist curriculum studies, professional experience and a number of topics devoted to issues in education.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $33,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 063697G
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) consists of 72 units over two years, taken as 36 units per year in a full-time load or the equivalent on a part-time basis.

The study program includes an introduction to teaching and research in the education profession, researching learners and learning, and relationships for learning and teaching.

Curriculum topics will deal with understanding and developing curriculum in context in the middle years of school as well as senior years specialisations, and assessment in education.

Topics will discuss differentiation and inclusive educational practices, teaching Indigenous Australian students as well as professional issues in secondary education, and the reflective professional in action. Literacies and numeracies for the middle and secondary years and ICT will be covered. The program will include the required professional experience placements with preparation lectures and preliminary work.

 

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Careers

The Master of Teaching prepares graduates to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as a teacher in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. Graduate roles include community education officer, and education and engagement officer.

Potential occupations include:

  • teachers in school classrooms
  • school coordinators and principals
  • curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education
  • advisers to government departments and other policy makers.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This academic qualification will enable you to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. You are advised to check registration requirements as they are subject to change. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions.