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.
The campus provides a mix of the historical and contemporary, combining old sandstone buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
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)|
|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.
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.
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.
Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Educators, Health Educator, Teacher
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.
- Course Code: 097624K
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD