Master of Teaching
Join the largest education school in the state and gain the skills required to become a secondary school teacher.
Why study a Master of Teaching?
This program gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise in delivering educational programs associated with your specialised curriculum area. The Master of Teaching program will prepare you for a career as a teacher in your areas of choice and develop your expertise through professional experience in the classroom.
The University of South Australia offers a series of undergraduate degrees with a guaranteed pathway into the Master of Teaching (Secondary).
The advantage in 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)* and be on your way to becoming a specialised secondary teacher in your area of choice.
The Master of Teaching gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise in delivering educational programs associated with your specialised curriculum area. The Master of Teaching degree will prepare you for a career as a teacher in your areas of choice and develop your expertise through professional experience in the classroom.
Guaranteed entry pathway combinations include:
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science) with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 434221
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics) with Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 434181
- Bachelor of Science with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 434101
- Bachelor of Arts with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 444521
- Bachelor of Media Arts with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 444531
- Bachelor of Contemporary Art with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 424811
- Bachelor of Human Movement with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 414401
- Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society) with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 444571
Students who are not successful in securing a place within the guaranteed pathway can still apply via SATAC into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) on completion of their appropriate undergraduate degree.
*subject to meeting GPA criteria and subject selection
Selection is based on academic merit. Additional selection processes apply.
Applicants must have completed:
- a three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0; and
- a major and preferably a minor in the Learning Area in which they intend to specialise, aligning with the Australian Curriculum (Majors consist of a minimum of 6 courses/27 units or equivalent with a minimum of 2 courses at Australian 3rd year undergraduate level or equivalent. Minors consist of a minimum of 4 courses/18 units or equivalent with a minimum of 2 courses at Australian 2nd year undergraduate level or equivalent).
Applicants will also be required to complete non-academic requirements for entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Further information regarding Learning Areas, non-academic requirements and international admission requirements can be found here.
Applicants are advised that a successful Child Related Employment Screening clearance is required for all students prior to their undertaking any professional experience/practicum placement that involves contact with minors (under 18 years of age). Information on the procedure to be followed for obtaining clearance will be provided with the letter of offer or the application form can be viewed here. These placements form a compulsory part of the program. A successful clearance may also be required for other courses, eg to enter any school, pre-school or childcare centre for any reason, including on placement, observation or visits, unless the students are already registered teachers.
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Our strong links with industry are evident in our Professional Experience placements, giving our students direct links to industry from the first semester. Graduates of this program are also eligible to register as teachers in South Australia with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia (other criteria may apply).
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College