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Master of Teaching (Secondary)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This is a two-year teacher preparation program for students who already hold a tertiary degree and who aspire to become teachers. This course offers practical, school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of a teaching career. Students learn to cooperatively and critically plan, design, implement and review relevant teaching programs, including developing teaching and learning strategies and curriculum materials within two specialist areas. This course develops knowledge and skills, and the application of knowledge and skills required at masters level in education. Study subjects that address educational theories and discipline specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, and build skills to independently research and apply established theories to educational practice. For more information, visit Master of Teaching (Secondary) at UQ.

Other requirements

A Blue Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program are required to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate and must pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).

Admissions Criteria

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


Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an approved bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Education from a recognised tertiary institution with cumulative GPA of 4.5 or higher. Teaching area study requirements means at least one year of full time (or equivalent) study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools must be completed. Learning areas of the primary school curriculum may include: the arts; English; geography; health and physical education; history; information and communication technology (ICT); mathematics; science. Inherent requirements apply, for more information refer to UQ website.
For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.

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

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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

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Career opportunities

Primary school teacher. With further study, principal; curriculum adviser; guidance or career officer; department head.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

21 Dec 2023

CSP/$4010 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time

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