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Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin GroveOnline

Course outline

You are supported by specialist academics and experience real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach. Education and curriculum studies complement content knowledge obtained from students’ previous qualification. Professional experience placements provide the opportunity to work in real educational settings, supervised by practising professional educators.

You must take the majority of your professional experience in an Australian secondary school setting.

As a graduate, you are prepared to teach in secondary school settings, guided by, but not limited by, your teaching areas.

The QUT Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course. Deferment is not available.

For more course information, visit Master of Teaching (Secondary) at QUT.


Selection ranks: You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. You must successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised 3 or 4 year bachelor degree not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration. You must also meet first teaching area prerequisites.

You must nominate your preferred first teaching area in your QTAC application.

You will also need to nominate a second choice first teaching area. Your application will be considered in order of your two choices and and if you not eligible for either of your nominated teaching areas, you will be considered for an alternative teaching area.

Visit for teaching area entry requirements. For the first teaching area, successful completion of at least three-quarters of a year of full-time degree (or higher) study is required. The second teaching area, at least half a year of successful full-time degree (or higher) study is assumed and is selected on enrolment and must be different to the first area.

Available teaching areas are:

  • dance education
  • drama education
  • English education
  • film and media education
  • mathematics education
  • music education
  • science education (biology)
  • science education (chemistry)
  • science education (earth and environmental science)
  • science education (physics)
  • science education (psychology)
  • social science education (geography)
  • social science education (history)
  • technologies education (design)
  • technologies education (digital solutions)
  • visual arts education.

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to the QTAC website.

If your previous degree studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English you must provide evidence of English language proficiency with an IELTS overall score of 7.5 with minimum sub-scores of 8.0 in Speaking and Listening and 7.0 in Reading and Writing, obtained within two years prior to the start of the program, or the successful completion of three years full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.

Incomplete education/teaching studies in Australia: successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is not an entry requirement for this program. However, if you achieved a ‘satisfactory’ result for one or more component of the LANTITE at another institution, the ‘satisfactory’ result can be carried across to QUT. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if one or more component of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Secondary school teacher (Years 7-12).

Course Code
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Offer rounds

21 Dec 2023

CSP/$4130 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
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Full time, Part time, Online learning
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time or 2-4 years Online learning

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