Postgraduate

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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1.5-2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

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.

Further Study

With research experience or experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area of further study.
With research experience or experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area of further study.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or 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.
International Fees

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 - 2018
$63,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$63,200.00

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) a major relevant to secondary teaching curriculum majors offered by UWA;
and
(c) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
(2) Applicants who have an Australian teaching qualification or equivalent as recognised by UWA are not normally eligible for admission.
(3) 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) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) an interview when requested;
and
(e) for applicants undertaking the Music major, an audition.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

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

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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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

A two-year 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.

About The Course

This two-year postgraduate teacher preparation program ensures you have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and the practical skills required for secondary teaching.The secondary teacher education program ensures graduates have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practical skills required for teaching in secondary schools. The course focuses on the combination of the theoretical learning paths and intensive practical components of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree at UWA.
Students studying the Master of Teaching courses at UWA have the option of completing in 18 months.
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32550
CRICOS code
  • 095238C
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32550
CRICOS code
  • 095238C
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • 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.

A major comprises one curriculum I unit and one curriculum II unit.
A minor comprises one curriculum I unit and one curriculum II unit.
An Area of Interest comprises one curriculum I unit.*

Major and minor (36 points):

Students pursuing a major in Art, English, Information and Communication Technology, Languages Other than English (LOTE), Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences or Science, take units to the value of 24 points comprising one secondary specialisation Curriculum major and one secondary specialisation minor from Groups A–G, and units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

Students pursuing a major in Health and Physical Education take units to the value of 24 points from Group H, and units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G; or a unit to the value of 6 points from Group I and a unit to the value of 6 points from Group K; or units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

Students pursuing a major in Music, take units to the value of 24 points from Group J and units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G; or a unit to the value of 6 points from Group I and a unit to the value of 6 points from Group K; or units to the value of 12 points from Group K. Students pursuing a minor in Music take units to the value of 12 points from Group A–G, units MUSC4711 and MUSC4712 to the value of 12 points from Group J and units to the value of 12 points from Group K.

*Note: Career Development, Information and Communication Technologies, and Special Education are available as an Area of Interest for students who do not satisfy the pre-requisites for a curriculum minor—Group I.
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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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Frequently asked questions

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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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

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

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CRICOS Code: 00126G
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