Master of Teaching - Secondary

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

This program is for graduates with non-Education Bachelor degrees who want to qualify to teach their disciplines in secondary schools. It is designed to build on students' existing subject knowledge with discipline-specific courses to get them ready for the classroom. Students undertake Supervised Professional Experience in three blocks, totalling 60 days of practice teaching, with the opportunity to gain experience in rural and remote areas throughout Queensland.


  • 12 education courses
  • 2 senior curriculum courses
  • 2 junior curriculum courses


  • Secondary education

Standard entry requirements

Completion of a non-education Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 from a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants must also satisfy the discipline study requirements of at least one-quarter of a degree in a nominated first teaching area and one-sixth of a degree in a nominated second teaching area. Teaching Area One and Teaching Area Two need to be from contrasting subject areas or different discipline areas and contain no more than 2 introductory courses in each area.


Graduates are eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (external accreditation pending approval).

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
USC Sunshine Coast International: $48,400 Yes No information available

Further information

Students must complete a minimum of 60 days of Supervised Professional Experience in a school setting under the supervision of a Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) registered teacher. Students are also required to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students.

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