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Master of Teaching (Secondary) - CL05

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an initial teacher education course for those who already hold a non-education three-year Bachelor degree and wish to become a secondary school teacher. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will equip you the appropriate evidence to apply for provisional teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, the administering body in Queensland.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

15/96

DURATION

1.5 years full-time, 3.5 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

N/A

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will enable you to teach across two teaching areas. A major teaching area (Years 7-12) and a minor teaching area (Years 7-10). These teaching areas are based on your already completed non-education undergraduate degree with a set number of units completed within that degree qualification. 


The design of this course utilises CQUniversity’s three-term structure, therefore a two-year volume of learning Master program can be completed in 1.5 years. A part-time pathway is also available and is to be completed as per the part-time structure provided.


This course can only be studied within Australia and you must be in a location where you can access, or travel to, up to two school sites for the in-school practicum within the course.


Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). These two tests (one literacy and one numeracy) are part of the accreditation requirements of this course and there is an expectation that students enrolled in an ITE course will be undertaking the tests and successfully meet the benchmarks prior to graduation. For further information about the LANTITE including how to register please refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/.

Core Units 15 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 1 - 2020Available Online

You are required to complete 15 core units. Students in this course have two teaching areas:

  • Major Teaching Area - Year 11-12 PLUS the corresponding Year 7-10 curriculum area
  • Minor Teaching Area - Year 7-10 only

TEACHING AREA MAJOR AND MINORS

Teaching areas you can choose from in this course include:

· Accounting (Year 11-12) (Major only)

· Biology (Year 11-12) (Major only)

· Business

· Chemistry (Year 11-12) (Major only)

· Drama

· English

· Film, Television and New Media (Year 11-12) (Major only)

· Geography

· Health and Physical Education (Year 7-10) (Minor only)

· History

· Home Economics and Hospitality

· Humanities and Social Sciences (Year 7-10) (Minor only)

· ICT & Design (Year 11-12 IPT; ITS: Technology Studies; ICT) (Major only)

· Industrial Technology and Design

· Mathematics

· Music (Classroom)

· Music (Instrumental)

· Physical Education (Year 11-12) (Major only)

· Science (Year 7-10) (Minor only)

· Technologies (Year 7-10 Digital Technologies; Design and Technologies) (Minor only)

· The Arts (Year 7-10) Drama; Media Arts; Music) (Minor only)


TEACHING AREA COMBINATIONS

Students cannot choose the following Major and Minors as their only two teaching areas:

· Biology (Year 11-12) and Science (Year 7-10)

· Chemistry (Year 11-12) and Science (Year 7-10)

· Physical Education (Year 11-12) and Health and Physical Education (Year 7 – 10)

· Music (Classroom) and The Arts (Year 7-10)

· Drama and The Arts (Year 7-10)

· Film, Television and New Media (Year 11-12) and The Arts (Year 7-10)

· Technologies (Year 7-10) and ICT & Design (Year 11- 12)

· History and Humanities and Social Sciences (Year 7-10)

· Geography and Humanities and Social Sciences (Year 7-10)

Note: Students cannot choose two teaching areas from the list above that are identified as “Minor only” as one teaching area must be to Year 11-12.


UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Praxis 4: Transition to TeachingEDFE2003725 day placement in a secondary school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher consisting of: 5 contextual day visits followed by a 20 day (4 week) continuous block placement. The block placement culminates in the completion of the Final Professional Experience Recommendation form through measuring the standard that has been achieved by the pre-service teacher through comparing it against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage).
Professional Praxis 3: Enacting Learning and TeachingEDFE2003621 day placement in a secondary school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher consisting of: 1 day visit (orientation to the school site) followed by a 20 day (4 week) continuous block placement.
Professional Praxis 2: Supportive Learning EnvironmentsEDFE2003515 day placement in a secondary school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher consisting of: 5 contextual day visits followed by a 10 day (2 week) continuous block placement.
Professional Praxis 1: Learning, Teaching and PlanningEDFE2003415 day placement in a secondary school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher consisting of: 5 contextual day visits followed by a 10 day (2 week) continuous block placement.
No Residential School
No information available at this time.

There are three key components to gain successful entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) as outlined below:

Academic Requirements (Pre-requisite Qualification)

To be eligible for entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) all applicants must have completed a 3 year non-education Bachelor degree or equivalent from a university or college that demonstrates sufficient knowledge development in two recognised teaching areas:

  • Major Teaching Area: Study equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful full time higher education study, comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. This equates to six units, with no more than two at first year level and no fewer than two units at third year level.
  • Minor Teaching Area: Study equivalent to a total of half a year of successful full time higher education study, comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years. This equates to four units, with no more than two at first year level.

Applicants with degrees completed overseas must provide evidence to support that their qualifications are equivalent to an Australian 3 year Bachelor degree.

Applicants who cannot demonstrate they have completed a Bachelor degree will be refused entry to the course.

The GPA within the Bachelor degree must be at least 4.0.

Please note: Applicants with undergraduate degrees that were obtained ten or more years ago will need to supply certified evidence of current relevant professional work experience in the area of their speciality eg. letters from employers. This experience must link to their previous undergraduate study.

Non-Academic Requirements (Key Capabilities)

All applicants must provide a mandatory written statement in support of your non-academic capabilities, demonstrating you hold the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).

In your written statement you will need to provide details on:

    · Why you are interested in becoming a teacher,

    · Why you believe teaching is a great career choice,

    · Your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities,

    · Your participation in community or volunteering activities that promote learning.

Further information on what is specifically required will be provided during the application process.

English Language Proficiency for Teacher Registration

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has set the assessment criteria for English language proficiency for teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories.

In addition to the academic entry requirements listed, international applicants to this course are required to have an acceptable level of competency in writing, reading, speaking and understanding English.

For entry to this course, applicants will be required to have an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) that shows an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing – with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

The date of the assessment must be no more than 2 years prior to the time of application.

English language proficiency assessment is not required where the full four years of required higher education study (or qualifications assessed as comparable) have been undertaken in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and the Republic of Ireland. (These are the countries accepted under Australian migration policy as not requiring English language proficiency assessment.)

For further information please refer to the AITSL website:

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/registration/nationally-consistent-registration-of-teachers/elements-of-nationally-consistent-registration-of-teachers/english-language-proficiency

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an initial postgraduate pre-service teacher education course for those who aim to pursue a career as a secondary school teacher. Graduates are qualified to teach in two discipline teaching areas.

Graduates of the course can apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates are qualified to teach in State, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Australia.

The course is also recognised as a teaching qualification for employment in educational settings internationally, however additional requirements may apply in some locations.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.

Once this course is accredited, graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers upon completion of the course. Details of full registration requirements are provided on the Queensland College of Teachers website at http://qct.edu.au/registration
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts
for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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