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Master of Secondary Teaching - EDM101

Course Code: EDM101
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880429
CRICOS Code: 097655C
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.5, a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening, and no band score below 7.0. All candidates must present the stated IELTS prior to admission unless they have undertaken senior secondary studies or a minimum of three years of study in a completed undergraduate degree from one of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland. Only non-IELTS test variations are: International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) score of 4 in all areas, or Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) assessment of A in all areas.

Discover the ultimate lifelong learning career

Are you a passionate graduate whose keen to positively shape Australia’s young minds? UC’s two-year Master of Secondary Teaching will provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue your passion and enter a career as a teacher of students in Years 7–12.

With the delivery of the Australian Curriculum in mind, discover pedagogical problem-based learning approaches within classroom and school settings and numerous ways to reflect upon your own professional learning objectives.

Informed by the latest research, this postgraduate course for pre-service teachers includes 60 days of professional experience within Canberra region secondary schools.

Like all Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited education programs, UC’s Master of Secondary Teaching requires students to successfully complete a Professional Experience component and pass the moderated Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) that takes place within a school.

Study the Master of Secondary Teaching at UC and you will:

 

  • master the skills required for lesson planning and effective teaching and learning
  • critically reflect on the ways in which educational theory and research informs teaching practice
  • develop effective ways to collaborate as part of a team and interpret evidence and data
  • increase your ability to reason and make evidence-based decisions
  • empower learners with your strong subject and pedagogical knowledge
  • establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • promote participation and inclusion and develop the strengths and needs of students from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds
  • strengthen your professional leadership
  • engage with schools in the Canberra region and build your own network of experienced professional and mentors.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital component of this course and each year you will participate in 60 days of placements in partner secondary schools in and around the Canberra area.

Each of these placements will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and use your new knowledge in real life teaching environments – with the full support and encouragement of education mentors.

This course places emphasis on ensuring that you, as a student teacher, understands and appreciates your students; and your personal development concerning educational learning, professional workplace engagement, and improving personal and professional outcomes.

This placement approach ensures that each UC student graduates with a unique and wide-ranging network of education-related mentors and contacts.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Secondary Teaching degree is an accredited qualification and offers graduates the chance to acquire the skills needed to pursue a career in teaching and a pathway to a range of other lifelong learning careers.

Graduates can work in such roles as:

  • secondary school teacher
  • principal
  • relief teacher
  • adult educator
  • children’s author
  • curriculum adviser
  • flexible learning developer
  • professional trainer, coach or tutor
  • life coach or development executive
  • international school teacher
  • lecturer
  • education entrepreneur
  • foreign aid worker/educator
  • academia, including pedagogy researcher
  • policy design and implementation.
 
 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Entrants to graduate entry programs have a discipline-specific bachelor or equivalent qualification relevant to the Australian Curriculum or other recognised areas of schooling provision including at least a major study in one teaching area and, preferably, a second teaching area comprising at least a minor study.

Note: Enrolment into full-time or part-time study is conditional on the study patterns being followed. Any variation to these patterns must be approved BEFORE enrolment by the respective Faculty of Education Program Director.

Additional Admission Requirements

Your prior qualifications must align with a Key Learning Area or Key Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum for years 7-12, including at least one major study of one of the following:
- English
- Languages
- Mathematics
- Science
- Technologies
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- Creative and Performing Arts

All applicants will be required to attend a Course Advice and Suitability for the Profession Interview (CASPI) at which their suitability for the teaching profession will be assessed. Applicants are expected to attend the interview date and time offered to them.

Additional Teacher Registration requirements:
Students are also advised that there are English Language requirements for employment in Australia that can be met through the completion of four full years (or part time equivalent) of tertiary study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, or through completing an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment and having attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) test score of 7.5 with scores of at least band 8 in Speaking and Listening and at least band 7 in Reading and Writing.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Secondary Teaching MTeachSec
Master of Secondary Teaching (International) MTeachSec(Intl)

Additional Placement Requirements

All students enrolled in programs of initial teacher education are required to complete the statutory checks for working in the school environment that exist in any state or territory where they undertake school based activity.

Please also note that students commencing an initial teacher education course in 2019 or later will be required to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education Students (LANTITE) during their degree. More information about the LANTITE can be found at: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $28,500
2019 CSP $27,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Apply knowledge drawn from theory, research and secondary or senior secondary students, to meet and enhance the academic and sociocultural learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
Show high-levels of knowledge and skills associated with effective planning, delivery and assessment of teaching and student learning in their secondary discipline area(s), and personal literacy and numeracy competencies needed at the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Assess and reflect on secondary student learning in their discipline area(s) and collect and use various data to support judgements of, and future planning for student learning. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Create, manage and maintain supportive, positive, respectful and safe learning environments, including ICT, Physical Education, and Science safety. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate through appropriate evidence effective and professional engagement with colleagues, parent/carers and the community. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Engage in critical and reflective research of secondary schooling in local or international secondary schools or discipline teaching practice, or issues confronting the internationalisation of education, using local, national and international research. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Demonstrate an understanding of their place as a global citizen and an ability to reflect on Secondary or discipline-based teaching as an international professional practice, and important issues facing contemporary education. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Two years full-time or four years part-time. Maximum 6 years from date of enrolment to date of course completion.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 YES TBA
2020 YES NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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