Skip to main content Skip to main navigation

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course code I91

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a dynamic course dedicated to preparing future teachers for Secondary Education.

Designed specifically to develop professional knowledge in both theory and essential practice within real classrooms, graduates are provided with all the necessary tools to become successful and confident teachers.

This coursework program accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and individual schools.

Upon completion, graduates are eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Graduates will have met the highest standards in personal ethics and practice which the profession demands.

Choose student type

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I91

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I91

CRICOS code

098288B

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

Choose student type

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200Personal Literacy
NUM1200Personal Numeracy

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1st January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate.

This course includes a range of specialisations. Students must select two of these specialisations, one being a major study and the other a minor study. Students should select their major and minor areas of study (specialisations) based on their previous undergraduate studies. At the undergraduate level, study undertaken for a major study will be equivalent to a total of three quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study taken over three years. Study undertaken for a minor study will be equivalent to a total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years.

The Catholic Education, Health Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialisations are only available as areas of minor study. The Instrumental Music specialisation is only available as a minor area of study, and may only be undertaken by students who are completing the Music specialisation as their major area of study.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6230Classroom Management and Instruction10
EDU6231Learning and Teaching: From Theory to Practice10
Unit from SpecialisationMajor Area of Specialisation10
Unit from SpecialisationMinor Area of Specialisation10
PPA6150First Professional Practice20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6332Diversity and Inclusion: The Differentiated Classroom10
EDU6333Assessment and Reporting in Teaching10
Unit from SpecialisationMajor Area of Specialisation10
Unit from SpecialisationMinor Area of Specialisation10
PPA6250Second Professional Practice20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDF6101Strategies for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students15
CUR6210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
EDU6120Literacy and Numeracy in Teaching and Learning15
EDU6584Strategies for Learning Difficulties15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
All students must complete the following two units (30 credit points):
EDU6222Professional Learning: Pedagogy, Content and Technology10
PPA6350Final Professional Practice20

In addition, students must choose one of the following three options (30 credit points each):

OPTION 1: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - RESEARCH MODE
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6172Inquiry Based Practice20
EDU6195Advanced Seminar10
OPTION 2: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - INTERNSHIP MODE
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPL6157School-based Professional Learning: Internship30

OPTION 3: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - GRADUATE CERTIFICATE MODE

In consultation with the Course Coordinator, students may select two Graduate Certificate of Education units totalling 30 credit points.

I91|3

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Specialisations you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise teaching theory and practice in authentic situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative curriculum, learning and assessment activities in secondary education.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of secondary teaching.
  4. Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan and execute an extended practicum.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

Choose student type

AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

Find a scholarship

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Secondary school teachers may also work in industry, TAFE, community organisations, private tutoring, consultancies, personnel training, administration and public relations.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Teacher, Art Teacher, Computing Teacher, Dance Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher, Drama Teacher, English Teacher, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Home Economics Teacher, Humanities and Social Science Teacher

Follow us on  

Quick guide to uni-speak