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What will I learn?

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is typically 16 credit points.

The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete the following:

7 core units (8 credit points)

2 curriculum study units in a first teaching method area

2 curriculum study units in a second teaching method area

A further 4 credit points in one of the following specialisations:

Inclusive Education

Languages Teaching

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)



Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

This course includes 60 days of supervised professional experience, and students must successfully complete the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

Career outcomes:

As one of the largest growing employment industries in Australia, education and training is projected to grow by 11.2% by May 2023* – that’s 11,300 new jobs or 11,300 career opportunities to explore.

The knowledge and skills you’ll develop through the Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepare you well for a diverse range of roles, including:

  • secondary teacher in a public, independent or private school academic adviser
  • youth worker
  • museum educator
  • policy manager in a not-for-profit organisation
  • education consultant in local or federal government.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (16,27,155) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected March 2023


Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,



3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s Honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline OR Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience OR Graduate Certificate of Applied Artificial Intelligence (or equivalent) OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 577 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 70 Writing 21; CPE: 176 no band less than 169; CAE: 176 no band less than 169; PTE score of 58 no less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

Entry will be based on performance in:

a Bachelor degree in a different Secondary Teaching applicants must meet the requirement for prior studies from disciplines that enable them to qualify for either two single teaching methods or one double method.

IELTS band score of 7 (with no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5

TOEFL IBT: 94 Writing 24

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Deakin University offers below pathways course for this subject

About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant