How Do I Become a Secondary Languages Teacher?

How Do I Become a Secondary Languages Teacher?

Languages teachers explore the nature of languages with students and how it relates to culture and society.

What do I need to study?

To become a Secondary Languages Teacher you will need to study one the following options:

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Option one:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages) with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    SATAC code: 444521

The advantage of entering under the guaranteed entry pathway is that once you successfully complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically gain entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)*.

*subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection

Option two:
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:

On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:

On successful completion of these programs you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

Do I need to complete specific courses?

To become a languages teacher you need to have at least one language as a subject area. Languages taught at UniSA include: French, Italian and Japanese.

Students must also choose courses in a second learning area* (beyond languages) that aligns with the Australian Curriculum to meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). For example, you need to complete a minor (4 courses) in one of the following areas:

  • Arts: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama or Music
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science

* Students need to contact the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study.

Teachers Registration
On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

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