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Teaching (Secondary), Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , | Online
Expand your opportunities in teaching by gaining additional qualifications. Apply to study Deakin's postgrad course, the Master of Teaching (Secondary).


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) course is fully accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and prepares graduates for employment as a secondary teacher in Australia and overseas. Alongside core studies, you will complete two secondary curriculum studies from English, TESOL, Languages other than English, Drama, Dance, Media, Visual Arts, Music, Humanities, Commerce and Business, Geography, History, Mathematics, Health, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Science and Environmental Science. 

In addition to your curriculum studies, the final stage of the Masters of Teaching (Secondary) course offers you the opportunity to choose one of the following specialisation pathways: Internship, Leadership, Inclusive Education, Languages Teaching, Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, Internationalisation, or Research. 

You’ll be able to teach in secondary schools from junior secondary to VCE levels, as well as taking up education positions within organisations, cultural institutions, TAFE and adult community educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Literacy Test
  • Australian Numeracy Test
  • Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning
  • Planning and Assessment with Diverse Learners
  • Planning for Learning in Professional Experience
  • Managing Teaching in Professional Experience

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Credits
    16 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree in a different discipline including successful completion of Major and Minor studies in at least two curriculum areas recognised by Australian schools.
  • All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes. Deakin University is using the CASPer assessment tool. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3299 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3299 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2768 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2768 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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