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The University of Adelaide

Adelaide , South Australia ,Australia

Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary)

Want to have a profound, positive influence in the lives of young people?

If you’ve already completed an approved undergraduate degree, our Master of Teaching offers a unique pathway to a rewarding career. You’ll build advanced research skills and graduate with a competitive edge in the teaching job market.

What will you do?

  • Take courses on contemporary educational issues and social contexts.
  • Build understandings of adolescent behaviour, learning and motivation.
  • Learn to support student wellbeing and positive student-teacher relationships.
  • Complete two full-time supervised teaching blocks of 65 days in South Australian schools.
  • Undertake a practice based research project.

Where could it take you?

This degree is accredited by the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates may register to teach in South Australia, and in most cases, interstate and overseas. An education background will also prove invaluable in a wide range of careers servicing communities outside of the classroom.

Note: The Master of Teaching degree is a 48 unit program that is taught in accelerated mode over 1.5 years. Fees are based on the number of units you enrol in. 

Campus Information

North Terrace

The campus provides a mix of the historical and contemporary, combining old sandstone buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

There are three key steps you will need to take when addressing the selection criteria in any University of Adelaide job application:

  • Create a new document. Your statement addressing the position’s specified selection criteria should be separate from your cover letter and resume.
  • List each criterion separately. Give each a title, using exactly the same wording as appears on the Position Description (e.g. Excellent verbal communication skills).
  • Address each criterion. Under each heading, write two short paragraphs explaining how your experience, skills, education and training equip you to meet that specific requirement. Dot points are also acceptable.

Please note that failing to submit a statement addressing the selection criteria could result in your application not being considered.

Some helpful writing tips
There are a number of steps you can take when putting together your responses to increase their clarity and impact.

  • Give details of one or two specific things you’ve done that are good examples of the relevant experience or knowledge required. For example: ‘I was responsible for organising an event attended by… This involved…'
  • Preface these examples with a short overview that shows you appreciate the relevance of the specific criterion.
  • Quantify your experience (number of years worked, staff supervised, etc.). For example: ‘I delivered a presentation to an industry forum with an audience of 80 people.’
  • Where possible, indicate how successfully you meet the criterion. You could do this by referring to feedback from others, or things you've set up that are still being used. For example: ‘A report I wrote about… was endorsed by the… Committee and circulated to all stakeholders for discussion.

You could also consider using the STAR method as a structural framework when describing examples of your work. This involves describing, in the order listed here, the:

  • situation you faced
  • task required, and desired outcome
  • action you took to complete the task
  • results you achieved, and lessons you learned.

Career Readiness
The Master of Teaching provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and countries.

Industry Placement
Criminal History Check and Responding to Abuse and Neglect training

Professional Experience Placements form a compulsory part of the program.  Students will be required to undertake a Child-related Employment screening through Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).  If a student fails to obtain clearance for any reason, the University cannot accept responsibility for obtaining a professional experience placement or any professional experience activity that a student may require to complete the course of study.

In addition, students who are completing any in-school activities or professional experience placements must undertake mandatory training in Responding to Abuse and Neglect prior to the commencement of the activity/placement. Students must provide documented evidence that shows that they have completed all of the required training.

Potential careers
Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Educators, Health Educator, Teacher

PSW Opportunity

The additional year of post study work rights is not available to international students studying in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Bachelor Degree or Masters by Coursework Degree - 2 years - 3 years (Adelaide)

Masters by Research - 3 years - 4 years (Adelaide)

PhD qualification - 4 years - 5 years (Adelaide)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry.

Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Masters program, or as professional qualifications in their own right.

IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
 
TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
 
Pearson Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
 
C1 Advanced Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185
 
Tertiary Qualifications
 
A Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5 from a recognised Australian or international higher education institution. The GPA requirement may increase for high demand subject specialisations.
 
A teaching area major and a teaching area minor (or specialisation), which aligns with the Australian Curriculum and/or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) curriculum. A major teaching area major is the equivalent of a total of three-quarters of a year full time study. A minor teaching area is the equivalent to one-half year of full time study. The following teaching areas are usually applicable in South Australia - Accounting, Agricultural Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classroom Music, Economics, Earth and Environmental Science, English, English as a Second Language, Languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Vietnamese, German, Indonesian Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek), Geography, History, Information Technology, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Science, Media. Prospective students must successfully undertake a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) as an entry requirement. 
 
Important Note: if choosing music as a teaching area, the ability to read music is essential.
 
Prospective students must successfully complete a non-academic assessment through SATAC as required by AITSL.
 
Prospective international students may be required to obtain a certificate from their home country.

  • Course Code: 097624K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 78000 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD