Postgraduate

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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1.5
Years Full Time

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in government and independent schools, both nationally and internationally.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in government and independent schools, both nationally and internationally.
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Further Study

With research experience or experience in the field, you may like to undertake a Master of Education (by Coursework and Dissertation or Thesis and Coursework).
With research experience or experience in the field, you may like to undertake a Master of Education (by Coursework and Dissertation or Thesis and Coursework).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
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Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2021
$64,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) must have a degree with six units in a discipline that is relevant for the school curriculum major, with at least two of those units studied at second year university level and two at third year university level;
and
(c) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; and
(d) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA.
(2) Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) an interview when requested;
and
(b) applicants undertaking the Music major may be required to do an audition
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Application deadline

For 2022 entry, applications close Friday 21 January 2022.

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Personal statement

To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement (on the template provided) demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator. Download the personal statement template here. 

Personal statement (RTF, 823KB)

Inherent Requirement Domains for an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Professional Practice (PDF, 235KB)

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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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Course details

A course for university graduates who seek to begin a rewarding career in education. Your subject area expertise, coupled with this sought-after teaching qualification, will see you thrive in the global knowledge society.

DollarThis course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

About the course

A teacher preparation program for university graduates who seek to begin a rewarding career in education. This course ensures you have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and the practical skills required for secondary teaching. Your subject area expertise, coupled with this sought-after teaching qualification, will see you thrive in the global knowledge society.
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • February (non-standard teaching period)
Weekly contact time
  • Each unit (apart from professional practice units) constitutes 150 hours study time, including contact time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32550
CRICOS code
  • 095238C
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • February (non-standard teaching period)
Weekly contact time
  • Each unit (apart from professional practice units) constitutes 150 hours study time, including contact time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32550
CRICOS code
  • 095238C
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

You'll learn to

  • apply skills, understandings and professional competencies to practice as an inspiring, flexible and ethical educator who supports all students to reach their full potential
  • build and sustain relationships with students and educational stakeholders
  • meet the challenges of dynamic educational contexts
  • engage in classroom research to continuously improve your educational impact
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

All students must complete a major which comprises one Curriculum I unit and one Curriculum II unit. Students pursuing a major in English, Languages Curriculum Education, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science or Music must complete two relevant curriculum units from Groups A – G.
Students undertaking a major in music must also complete MUSC4711 and MUSC 4712 from Group H.
Students undertaking a major in Health and Physical Education must also complete SSEH5491 Health Education from Group H.
All students, with the exception of Music and Health and Physical Education majors, will need to complete EDUC5549 Contemporary Pedagogies and Practices from Group H.
Students may also elect to complete a minor (this must be approved in their course offer), a minor comprises one Curriculum I unit and one Curriculum II unit. Students doing a minor must complete the two relevant curriculum units from Groups A – G.
Students pursuing a major only will need to complete EDUC5658 Globalising Education Policy and either EDUC5415 Educational Leadership and Management or EDUC5468 Inclusive teaching of at-risk students from Group H.
Core
Take all units (66 points):
Option - Group A
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - Group B
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - Group C
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - Group D
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - Group E
Take according to sequence notes:
Option - Group F
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - Group G
Take according to the sequence notes:
Option - H: Alternative units
Take according to the sequence notes:
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Application deadline

For 2022 entry, applications close Friday 21 January 2022.

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2022 teaching periods

Our Master of Teaching courses are delivered across four teaching periods that align closely to school terms.  

Professional practice placements for first-year students will occur in the third teaching period (August to September).

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Related courses

You may also like to consider the Master of Teaching to become a primary school teacher.
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Frequently asked questions

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Course accreditation

The Master of Teaching is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB). Graduates are eligible to register with TRB and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher in a Western Australian school.
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Student Experience

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Words of wisdom from teaching graduates

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