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:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:
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
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:
- Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
(SATAC code: 444381)
- Any undergraduate course that allows a major in language
- Any undergraduate UniSA program combined with the Diploma in Languages
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:
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Languages Education
(SATAC code: 4CM119)
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
- Humanities and Social Sciences
* Students need to contact the School of Creative Industries to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study.
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.
- Enrol in the relevant option
- Choose a second learning area
- Complete undergraduate program
- Enrol in and complete Master of Teaching (Secondary)
- Commence work as a Secondary Languages Teacher
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