The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a postgraduate, initial, teacher education qualification. This course embraces innovative delivery techniques and combines contemporary research and advanced pedagogical knowledge and skills, with practicum opportunities. Graduates are prepared to be future educational leaders and innovators with a strong identity of themselves as teachers and teacher researchers.
The degree combines general education studies, teaching methods (curriculum studies), and professional experience.
Education studies include: Understanding Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development; Education in the Digital Age; Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Understanding Behaviour for Classroom Practice; Understanding Indigenous Education and Perspectives; Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum; Educational Leadership and Policy; Schooling and Society; Assessment and Data; Innovation for Education.
Students choose to specialise in at least two teaching disciplines including: Mathematics; Physical and Biological Sciences; Business disciplines; English; Languages other than English; Humanities; Information Technology; Product Design and Technology; Visual Communication Design. Professional experience places students within a school setting to fulfil the practical elements of their teaching degree: students complete three professional placements at a secondary school, a total of 60 days.
Graduates are qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 and have the opportunity to apply for positions in both government and non-government secondary schools. In addition, graduates are prepared to be future educational leaders and innovators, with a strong sense of identity as teachers and researchers in the industry.
The degree is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Graduates can apply for registration in all Australian states and territories.