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The Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra provides courses that are designed to meet the rapidly changing demands of the job market.  The only faculty of its kind in Australia, the Faculty of ESTeM brings together interdisciplinary synergies from the different disciplines of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics in our programs, research and innovation.

About the Master of Secondary Teaching

The Master of Secondary Teaching provides a professional preparation for students interested in working as a teacher in a secondary (7-12) school setting.  It provides students with a sound theoretical base for teaching along with opportunities to develop a repertoire of professional skills. Through the course students build skills in evidence-based professional decision making as well as in planning and implementing effective teaching and learning. The course features an extensive engagement with schools and current teachers in addition to the traditional practicum.

The course is delivered using intensive classes and online approaches to increase the time students have access to schools. Students should be aware that with many school-based activities, the course does require a significant day-time attendance.

This course offers a ‘vertical’ pathway with an approved credit transfer arrangement allowing students at University of Canberra or Australian National University to complete some of the course as part of their undergraduate programs and so accelerate their overall study program. Enrolment packages including a number of undergraduate degrees and this Masters course are available.

This course also offers a professional pathway for currently qualified teachers to convert their existing teaching qualification to the Master of Teaching award. This pathway typically requires one year of full time equivalent study and allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in the evaluation of learning and education programs and/or add a teaching area to their qualifications, dependant on previous study. This pathway is open to teachers with a K-12 teaching qualification recognized for teacher registration in Australia.

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the Master of Secondary Teaching

Applicants must have a degree from a tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification including at least one major of discipline and preferably at least one minor of discipline-specific study relevant secondary school curriculum in two different disciplines.

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.

Professional Reorganization

Professional Recognition in Canada

The Teaching Programs offered at the University of Canberra are accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognized as a teaching qualification throughout Australia. Graduates of this course may seek employment in a secondary school setting.

Graduates of University of Canberra’s Master of Secondary Teaching program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:

Master of Secondary Teaching

Length of Program:2 years
Prerequisites:Completed undergraduate degree carrying overall 70% GPA. Contact KOM for full details
Interview Required:Yes
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics