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What will I learn?

This course is a 1.75 year full-time (or 2.75 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to teaching. It will set you up with the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities to teach students from Years 7 to 12 in a teaching area you’re passionate about. When choosing to major in Science or HaSS, you will be expected to teach all components of the curriculum for years 7-10 and then your specialised area for years 11 and 12.

You can choose to major in one of these areas:

  • Mathematics including Advanced Mathematics
  • Science including specialisation in year 11/12 for the following subjects;
    • Biology and Environmental Science
    • Biology and Human Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Physics
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Science (HaSS) including specialization in year 11/12 for the following subjects;
    • History including modern and ancient
    • Geography
    • Economics
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Politics and Law
  • Health & Physical Education.

You’ll explore the role of education in society, learn how to manage a secondary level classroom and get valuable experience working in school placements across the secondary years.

8 reasons to study the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Murdoch

  • Murdoch offers a variety of placement opportunities, including international, rural and remote.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
  • Graduate ready for the classroom with an online portfolio to show your experience to future employers.
  • Practise dealing with challenging behaviour and conflict resolution through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom that uses actors and avatars – and the only technology of it’s kind in WA.
  • Specialise your degree depending on your area of focus and interest.
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • strategies for effective learning and teaching in secondary schools
  • understanding and preparing for the profession of teaching
  • how to help children in secondary education learn numeracy and literacy
  • exploring how diversity can be accommodated in classroom
  • understanding adolescent health and development.

Your career

On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skill set required to teach in secondary schools, or in a variety of other careers with an education focus. Graduates of this course have gone on to become education officers at institutions such as SciTech, museums and zoos.

Which department am I in?

Teaching

CRICOS

098366D

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (15,66,921) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

A recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, with extensive specialise study relevant to the chosen learning areas of the Secondary curriculum (i.e. English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education). To be eligible, applicants seeking a major teaching area of focus must have six units of study relevant to the chosen discipline, consistent with the WA secondary school curriculum, with no more than two a first year level and at least two at third year level. To be eligible, applicants seeking a minor teaching area of focus must have four units of study relevant to the chosen discipline, as defined by the WA secondary school curriculum, with no more than two a first year level. Entry to the course is competitive, and requires evidence of consistent and sustained high achievement (grades of credit and above) in a relevant undergraduate bachelor degree.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - IELTS overall score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in speaking and listening; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE) - 191 overall with no band below 185 in reading and writing and 200 in speaking and listening; Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 76 with no band below 76; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 102 with no band less than 24 in reading and writing and 29 in speaking and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 615 (Test of Written English not less than 5.5)

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

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About Murdoch University

Murdoch’s creative approach to education gives students the support, skills and opportunities to think critically and forge their own career pathways.

  • Murdoch University spans six campuses across three countries
  • Home to over 25,000 students from 90 countries
  • AUD 2.5 million awarded in scholarships annually
  • Top Australian university for industry co-authored papers

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