ACU International

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

On Campus - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

ACU International
Enrolment Date(s):
February 2015
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Average first year fee: $12640 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Course description

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates will be eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, this Master’s degree will prepare you to teach specialist areas including:

  • visual arts, music and/or drama
  • English
  • mathematics
  • commerce and business
  • studies of society and the environment
  •  languages other than English
  • personal development, health and physical education
  • information and communication technology
  • liberal arts and sciences
  • religious education.

It enables students to adopt a research-based approach to reflective practice. They’ll be able to consider the implications and applications of this approach to their own professional development and its contribution to their students’ learning and wellbeing.

The course provides valuable professional experience through a variety of school and community-based placements during the course.

Students who undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

Available at these campuses 

  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is approved by NSW Institute of Teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Entry requirements

1.1 To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed –

  1. a Bachelor degree or equivalent; and
  2. the required background studies in either two curriculum and teaching study areas or one double curriculum and teaching study area according to the local state registration authority requirements and relevant to the subject specialist areas available within the course.

1.2 For students who do not meet subject content requirements in the state/territory concerned conditional enrolment may in special circumstances be approved by the Course Coordinator.

IELTS with an overall score of 7.5, including an individual score of 7.5 for all tests.


Enrolment instruction

Employment Screening / Police Check

Students accepting a place in this course are required to participate in a number of professional placements throughout their program. In order to participate in professional experience it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are able to successfully complete the child protection screening required in their state. Students, who are not cleared for working with children, and therefore not be able to be placed in a compulsory professional placement, will not be able to complete their course.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic)