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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Start your new career. Transfer your prior knowledge and expertise into a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher. After just two years of study, your passion will have purpose - to ignite the minds of the next generation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5685, 094715J
Intake Months
International Fees
$30,304 per year / $60,608 total

About this course

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program is designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree looking to qualify as a secondary school teacher. It aims to develop, educate and sustain teachers who can contribute innovatively and creatively to addressing the educational challenges of social, community and technological change. Plus it enables you to qualify as a secondary school teacher after two years of study.

You'll participate in practical, school-based learning that draws from the latest research into effective teaching methods, complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching to complement the expertise and experience gained in your first degree.

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Queensland and work as a secondary school teacher in state and independent schools in Australia and worldwide.

With further study and experience, this program can lead to roles as a head of department, principal, guidance officer, learning support teacher or student adviser.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • After just four semesters of study, have the confidence to step into the classroom and ignite the minds of the next generation.
  • Learn from national and international award-winning lecturers who will teach you flexible and creative ways to cater for the diverse learning needs of children.
  • Undertake 75 days of supervised classroom experience.
  • Graduate from an accredited program with eligibility for teacher registration in Queensland and beyond.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Secondary school maths teacher
  • Economics secondary school teacher
  • Business secondary school teacher
  • Secondary school music teacher
  • Head of curriculum