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Secondary Education Major (MTeach)

MTeach(Curtin) - MJRP-TCHSC Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Partially online
Intake January

Uni Term 1. This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 2 years full time

This course has an Accelerated Pathway which enables eligible students to complete the program within one calendar year. Students wishing to apply for this Pathway should refer to the supplementary information regarding additional entry criteria.

This major is designed for those who wish to teach years 7 to 12.

You may specialise in either one or two curriculum areas, depending on your study background, and will be qualified to teach in those subject area/s of the secondary school curriculum.

Curriculum areas include:

  • English
  • The Arts (Visual Arts, Drama and Media)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, Earth and Environmental Science)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Politics and Law).

The Secondary Education Major is part of the Master of Teaching.

The new Master of Teaching is designed for people seeking to attain an initial teacher education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. The course may also be suitable for qualified teachers wishing to gain and additional formal qualification (if needed) to convert to Secondary Education.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

You must have a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution with studies relevant to the curriculum areas offered at Curtin. Specifically, a major teaching area equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful EFTSL, comprising of sequential discipline study. This equates to six units, with no more than two at first-year level and no fewer than two units at third-year level. Applicants wishing to qualify with a minor teaching area must also have equivalent to a total of half a year of successful EFTSL, comprising of sequential discipline study. This equates to four units, with no more than two at first-year level. Applicants may be eligible for entry based on previous studies in a major teaching area only.

Applicants will also be required to engage in assessment of non-academic attributes in order to reflect on their suitability for teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this assessment process.

You also need to meet a minimum standard of English Language Proficiency, as you are required to teach others in English during your professional experience placements.

This course is not suitable for qualified Secondary teachers wishing to change their qualification and/or subject specialisation.

This course is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Additional requirements

Students are also required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at: Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised nationally as an initial pre-service teaching qualification. Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia are accredited by the relevant authority in the state or territory in which the institution providing the qualification is based.

Accordingly, the Master of Teaching course provided by Curtin University is fully accredited by the Teachers’ Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and graduates of the course are able to register as practising teachers with the registration body in their home state or territory, based on the course accreditation provided by the TRBWA.

Career opportunities

  • Secondary school teacher

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