Postgraduate in Secondary Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology). Postgrado en Educación Secundaria. Ciencias (Física, Química o Biología)
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares you to be a highly effective teacher in your areas of discipline.
An undergraduate degree from an approved institution
Previous study that satisfies the requirements for two learning areas
All applicants must also meet English language requirements and TeacherSelector standards
The program is intensive as you will complete one and a half years of standard study (150 points) in one year, after which you will be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary). This qualifies you for provisional registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
There are three options to complete the final 50 points. All three options prepare you to become a researcher-practitioner, and provide specific research training and project experience.
Induction: this option is based on the requirements for full VIT registration. You will work with a dedicated mentor to build your professional portfolio. Subjects must be completed within your first year of teaching.
Research: if you achieved an average of 75 per cent or above in the first 150 points you can research an area of interest. This option allows you to progress to a PhD (subject to meeting academic requirements).
Professional development: broaden your expertise by undertaking subjects from an area of interest within our range of specialist programs and cement your learning through a capstone project.
The research and professional development options can be commenced up to five years after completing the Graduate Diploma and taken either full-time over one semester or part-time over two semesters.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to complete the final 50 points to achieve the Master of Teaching. In the future, all Australian graduate entry teaching degrees will require at least two years of full-time equivalent study before you can work as a teacher. Completing the full masters will ensure your qualification remains competitive in years to come.
We also now offer the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship where you can get paid to teach while studying for your degree.
assessment and evaluation.
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will qualify you for provisional registration with the VIT as a secondary teacher (international students must also meet VIT IELTS requirements). If you intend to teach outside Victoria, we recommend you check registration requirements with the relevant body.