La Trobe University

Master of Teaching (Secondary)


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)

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


- 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

Academic entry requirement

1. Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4 (credit)

2. 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.

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.

* Applicants who hold Bachelor of Teaching qualification are advised not to enroll in this course.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)



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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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:

CRICOS code: 093382M