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What will I learn?

You'll graduate well versed in the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people.

You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of schooling, with specialization in one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the following disciplines:

  • Business Management
  • Commerce and Business Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • SOSE
  • Technology Studies
  • TESOL
  • Visual Arts

Professional experience is based around inquiry and experiential learning with iterative skill development opportunities linking knowledge, context and experience to understanding the theoretical dimensions needed to understand practice in school and other learning contexts. You'll complete 60 days of professional experience during the course.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career outcomes

You'll be prepared for a range of teaching careers in:

  • Secondary schools
  • Community
  • Non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organizations and local and state government.

Professional recognition

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Education

CRICOS

093382M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,600.00 (US$ 24,960) per year

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

Application deadline

6 February 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,600.00 (US$ 24,960) per year

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

Application deadline

6 February 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Albury-Wodonga Campus

133 McKoy Street,

WEST WODONGA,

Victoria,

3690, WODONGA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an an Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent qualification. IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0, TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component. C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Specialisation - compulsory: In a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For secondary teaching, students must qualify in either one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the above listed disciplines.

Selection criteria

All applicants will complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit the CASPer Test website.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in Speaking and Listening.

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 102 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 73 with no communicative skill score less than 65.

C1 Advanced: 191 with no less than 185 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 191 with no less than 185 in any component

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

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About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017