Teaching (Secondary)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  2 years
SATAC code:  2CM090
CRICOS code: 063697G


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a pre-service teacher education postgraduate course that builds on prior learning and develops advanced professional knowledge, practice and relationship skills relevant to teaching.

This course is offered to graduates who wish to teach years 8 - 12 in secondary schools. 

Topics covered during the 2 years include specialist curriculum studies, school placements and a number of topics devoted to issues in education.

A Lutheran strand is available to students seeking to teach in Lutheran schools. 

We aim to educate students who appreciate the complex nature of a teacher's work and practice in ways that promote a socially just, democratic and ecologically sustainable world.

Professional Recognition/Membership

Successful completion of this program provides a recognised academic qualification which will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration in South Australia and some overseas countries.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Admission is based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant's qualifications.

Students must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) before they can apply for school experience and teaching practicum placements.

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree and admission normally will not be  granted to applicants who already hold a teaching qualification. Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with specialisations which cover 2 teaching areas. Applicants need to have completed an undergraduate major in one curriculum studies specialisation offered by the School of Education in order to teach that subject to year 12.

They also need to have completed an undergraduate minor in another curriculum studies specialisation offered by the School of Education  in order to teach that subject to year 10.

Specialisations offered in 2017 are: English, Drama, Mathematics, Modern Languages (restricted to Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, German and Modern Greek), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences), Visual Arts, Health Education, History, Geography, Business Studies, Legal Studies, TESOL, Nutrition, Tourism and Psychology.

Additional requirements

Applicants whose majors or minors  include science(s), Physical Education or are from the ‘Society and Environment’ group should contact the School of Education Office on (08) 8201 2441 for further information on acceptability of subjects.

International students: Entry and English language requirements



Domestic students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $6,344

2017: $24,500
2018: $26,200


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.