The University of Queensland

Master of Teaching

Graduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.5 million
Student Population 56,278
Int'l Student Population 20,982
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $30,976 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline November 29 each year*

Overview

UQ’s School of Education has been training teachers for nearly 70 years. You will be taught by national and international award-winning lecturers. Through access to the latest innovations in teaching research, you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in education.

Program

Primary
Designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree, you can qualify as a primary school teacher in 4 semesters of study (2 years).

The program aims to develop, educate and sustain teachers who can contribute innovatively and creatively to addressing the educational challenges of social, community and technological change. It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching to complement the current knowledge and skills gained in your first degree.

Your study consists of periods of on-campus lectures, tutorials, and workshops. These are alternated with blocks of professional placements in schools, designed to provide the opportunity for professional development and learning for growth into your career in education. You’ll graduate qualified to teach in all areas of the primary curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

You will complete 70 days of supervised practicum throughout the program. All placements are supported by an expert team of university facilitators, whose role is to liaise, visit, observe practice, and support the pre-service teachers and school-based mentors.

Completion of the Master of Teaching (Primary) will qualify you to teach in all areas of the primary curriculum, including

  • humanities and social sciences (history, geography, civics and citizenship, economics and business)
  • English
  • mathematics
  • science
  • the arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts)
  • health and physical education
  • technology
  • languages other than English

Secondary
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program is designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree looking to qualify as a secondary school teacher. It aims to develop, educate, and sustain teachers who can contribute innovatively and creatively to addressing the educational challenges of social, community and technological change. Plus it enables you to qualify as a secondary school teacher after 2 years of study.

You’ll participate in practical, school-based learning that draws from the latest research into effective teaching methods, complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching to complement the expertise and experience gained in your first degree.

Students are generally placed at Brisbane and the southeast corner of Queensland (including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for secondary teaching) and are also encouraged to consider a rural placement.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree

Primary – You must have a undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 65% average or above, which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools.

You must meet the necessary prerequisites for two of the following curriculum areas: arts (including drama, dance, media, music and visual arts); English; mathematics; science; history/geography/civics; health and physical education; and technology.

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course.

Secondary – You must have a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 65% average or above.

You must meet the necessary prerequisites for 2 of the below curriculum areas (the requirements being a minimum of six courses for each teaching area, with at least two being from third year and a maximum of two being from first year): biology; business; chemistry; Chinese; drama; earth and environmental sciences, economics*; English; film, television and new media*; French; geography; German; history; Japanese; Legal Studies*; mathematics; mathematics – advanced*; music; choral and instrumental music*; physics; Spanish; psychology*

*Senior area: You cannot study two senior areas together.

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is November 29 each year, you are encouraged to apply a minimum of six months prior to the program’s start date.