Master of Teaching - Secondary

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates may be are eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools. It prepares students for teaching in secondary schools. It enables students to adopt a research-based approach to reflective practice. They'll be able to consider the implications and applications of this approach to their own professional development and its contribution to their students' learning and wellbeing. The course provides valuable professional experience through a variety of school and community-based placements during the course. Students who undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

Course Fee:

International: $46,800

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with a major study in one teaching area; and a separate minor study in a second teaching area, that may be separate from or related to the major study area; be able to select from teaching areas that are available within the course and meet the requirements of applicant's local state/territory registration authority; and the combination of teaching areas identified would usually prepare the applicant to teach across all year levels of secondary schooling; demonstrated suitability for teaching.


160 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates of this course may be eligible for entry into further postgraduate coursework degree programs. Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a pathway to doctoral studies. A student who has completed the specified requirements may exit from the course with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies. This does not provide a qualification to teach.

Further information:

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) course is designed to prepare secondary teachers to meet the requirements for teaching in Catholic, independent and government schools.


This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

Who for:

Graduates wanting to become secondary school teachers

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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