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.
1.5 years full-time, 3.5 years part-time
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|
You are required to complete 15 core units. Your studies will provide you with two teaching areas:
- Major Teaching Area (includes a Year 11-12 subject PLUS the corresponding Year 7-10 curriculum area)
- Minor Teaching Area - Year 7-10 only
TERM 2, 2020 DURATION
Please note that if you are commencing your studies in Term 2 (July), 2020, the units that you are required to complete will be scheduled over two years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). View the Term 2 Course Planner.
MAJOR TEACHING AREAS(YEAR 11-12)
|Major Teaching Area (Year 11-12)||Corresponding Year 7-10 Teaching Area*|
|Film, Television and New Media||Media Arts|
|Home Economics and Hospitality||Home Economics|
|ICT & Design; IPT; ITS: Technology Studies; ICT||Digital Technologies|
|Industrial Technology and Design||Industrial Technology and Design|
|Music (Classroom)||Music (Classroom)|
|Physical Education||Health and Physical Education|
*A Major Teaching Area is taught in Year 7-12 which includes a Year 11-12 subject PLUS the Year 7-10 corresponding teaching area.
MINOR TEACHING AREAS (YEAR 7-10)
- Digital Technologies
- Health and Physical Education
- Home Economics
- Industrial Technology and Design
- Media Arts
- Music (Classroom)
- Music (Instrumental) (can only be chosen as a minor teaching area)
Note: You cannot choose two minor teaching areas from the list above. This ensures that you complete one teaching area that covers Year 11-12 requirements.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Professional Praxis 4: Transition to Teaching||EDFE20037||25 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 Teaching||EDFE20036||21 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 Environments||EDFE20035||15 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 Planning||EDFE20034||15 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.|
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). You may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame your response. For your application to be considered, you must write 200-500 words for each of the questions below:
Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
(In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)
Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
(In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)
Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
(In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)
Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
(In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)
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:
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.
What type of fees will I pay for this course?
This course is approved to offer postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places in 2020.
What does Commonwealth Supported Place mean?
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. 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. 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.
How much will my course cost?
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by viewing our Cost Per Unit table.
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, find out more about fees for international students.
Eligible students can use a HELP loan to pay for all, or some of their course fees. If you elect to use either a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount or your tuition fees and repay your 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 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.
Are there any other fees or study costs?
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
You will also need to fund any travel associated with attending residential schools or work placements. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.
You can find out more about fees by viewing our Student Finances information.
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- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
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