The Master of Teaching (Secondary) can transform your prior studies and experience into a teaching qualification. If you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education this course can offer a pathway to a rewarding career in teaching. Bring your passion for knowledge and your work and life experience to the teaching profession.
Teaching areas available are:
film and media education
middle years music education
music (secondary) education
science education (biology)
science education (chemistry)
science education (earth and environmental science)
science education (physics)
social education (geography)
social education (history)
visual arts education
Why choose this course?
At QUT, you’ll learn to be an agile and innovative teacher for the classrooms of the 21st century. Curriculum studies will prepare you to use your existing knowledge to develop and plan effective teaching strategies to respond to the diverse needs of your students. Key capabilities in classroom and behaviour management will be developed before you undertake your first professional experience in a school setting. You will engage in up-to-date and relevant learning experiences designed to prepare you for your new career. You will have opportunities to develop and reflect on your own professional identity and explore the range of possible career directions available to you.
Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. You can study on campus or online, depending on your preferred learning style.
Evening classes may be available for some units.
Professional experience placements will give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms.
As a secondary specialist, you will be prepared to teach in schools with your career guided by, but not limited to, your two teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.
This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.
If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply.
If you receive a mid-year QTAC offer, that offer decision does not determine which units you are eligible for, and you will need to apply for advanced standing within ten days on receiving your QTAC offer.
If you decide you do not wish to complete a course that leads to teacher registration you can consider an option to complete the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies as an alternative education qualification.
Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years).
For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you’ve received your offer.
Literacy and numeracy
You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.
For more information view additional course requirements.