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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Start your new career. Transfer your prior knowledge and expertise into a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher. After just two years of study, your passion will have purpose – to ignite the minds of the next generation.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program is designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree looking to qualify as a secondary school teacher. It aims to develop, educate and sustain teachers who can contribute innovatively and creatively to addressing the educational challenges of social, community and technological change. Plus it enables you to qualify as a secondary school teacher after two years of study.

You'll participate in practical, school-based learning that draws from the latest research into effective teaching methods, complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching to complement the expertise and experience gained in your first degree.

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Queensland and work as a secondary school teacher in state and independent schools in Australia and worldwide.

With further study and experience, this program can lead to roles as a head of department, principal, guidance officer, learning support teacher or student adviser.

Program highlights

  • After just four semesters of study, have the confidence to step into the classroom and ignite the minds of the next generation.
  • Learn from national and international award-winning lecturers who will teach you flexible and creative ways to cater for the diverse learning needs of children.
  • Undertake 75 days of supervised classroom experience.
  • Graduate from an accredited program with eligibility for teacher registration in Queensland and beyond.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


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

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Secondary school maths teacher
  • Economics secondary school teacher
  • Business secondary school teacher
  • Secondary school music teacher
  • Head of curriculum

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a different discipline, from an approved tertiary institution that meets the requirements for two teaching areas of the secondary curriculum in Australian schools (see below), and
  • to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria (see below), and
  • to complete an online questionnaire to meet the non-academic entry requirement for this program. Once you have submitted your application, you will be directed to the online questionnaire.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course.Please refer to the School of Education website for further information on entry requirements and becoming a teacher.