Master of Teaching (Secondary) (MTeach(Sec))

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program prepares students for teaching in secondary schools. Successful completion of this program satisfies the academic requirements to apply for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of South Australia. It also caters for those entering post-secondary educational institutions and those professions that may benefit from a study of the theory and practice of education. The program provides a systematic study of issues in education such as professional practice; learning and motivation; the social context of education; student-teacher interaction; and curriculum and assessment in the Australian context. It incorporates three full-time supervised teaching blocks in South Australian schools of 70 days total. Students are also required to undertake studies in two curriculum areas related to undergraduate qualifications and teaching specialisations. Quotas are applied in general school teaching curriculum areas.
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an AQF Level 9 qualification and is equivalent to a standard 2 years of full-time study. The accelerated program is able to be completed by students in a full-time duration of 1.5 years.


Condition of Admission
Criminal History Clearance: Students must be able to demonstrate a successful National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) as it is required by teacher employment authorities in Australia and South Australia. A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is required prior to undertaking any professional experience/practicum placements which involves contact with minors (under 18 years of age). These placements are compulsory. International students will be required to obtain a certificate from their home country

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Teaching (Secondary)

There shall be a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Teaching (Secondary), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 39 units;
  2. Curriculum and Pedagogy courses to the value of 6 units;
  3. Elective course to the value of 3 units.