La Trobe University

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 1.5 years accelerated
Fees and costs
$21,600 per 120 credit points
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
CSP places are available for 2018.

You'll graduate well versed in the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of schooling, with specialisation in one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the following disciplines:

- Drama

- English

- Health

- Humanities

- Languages

- Mathematics

- Media

- Outdoor Education

- Physical Education

- Psychology

- Science

- Technology Studies

- TESOL

- Visual Arts

Professional experience is based around inquiry and experiential learning with iterative skill development opportunities linking knowledge, context and experience to understanding the theoretical dimensions needed to understand practice in school and other learning contexts. You'll complete 60 days of professional experience during the course.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4.

Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For secondary teaching, students must qualify in either one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the above listed disciplines.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

Note: The Master of Teaching is delivered through a blended online learning model. Students are required to attend face-to-face intensive classes for up to five-days per semester at Melbourne Campus. Students must be prepared to travel to this campus for these classes.

Career outcomes

You'll be prepared for a range of teaching careers in: - secondary schools - community - non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.

Professional recognition

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$21,600 per 120 credit points
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
CSP places are available for 2018.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree

All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit takecasper.com. To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to VTAC's Admissions Tests page.

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Additional information

You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: