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Teaching (Secondary), M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) offered at University of New England is a graduate entry initial teacher education program. Sixty days of professional experience are spread across three units in the course, including an 'online demonstration school' and a professional experience internship.


Candidates may complete up to three designated teaching areas based on their background studies from the following: English, Mathematics, Science, Agriculture, Biology, Business Studies/Commerce, Chemistry, Computing, Drama, Economics/Commerce, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, History, Languages, Legal Studies, Mathematics/Physics, Music, Physics, Society and Culture and Studies of Religion. 

Furthermore, it should be noted that candidates should abide by the letter of offer in terms of their teaching areas. Candidates may also choose the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to take advantage of the Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) specialisation and/or the extended curriculum programs in English, Mathematics, Science and Music.

Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines, under the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership framework for teacher registration. It is the responsibility of each student to check their eligibility to teach with the relevant state authority (including students who intend to teach in NSW).

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) offered at University of New England is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy. 

Career Opportunities

Secondary Teacher


This course is accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aboriginal Education
  • Literacies in Context
  • ICT in Education
  • Planning for Effective Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Teaching for Cultural Diversity-EAL/D Students

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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 ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 064592G

A candidate shall:

(a) hold a relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree of a recognised Australian University or tertiary institution (or overseas equivalent as assessed by Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR)), with a minimum GPA of 3.50; and

(b) satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of the Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Course Entry..

Applicants' undergraduate (and appropriate postgraduate) studies must include units meeting the NESA subject content requirements for their intended teaching area/s in the secondary school curriculum areas, as detailed below.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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National fee- $46,464 Course Cost based on unit prices

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 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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