Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • CRICOS Code: 093406G

What will I study?


During the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course, you will develop the skills to become a confident and highly-effective secondary school teacher. Early on in your course, you will become an active member of a school in your first semester. This means you will connect what you learn at university with what you learn in the classroom. The Master of Teaching will help you develop your interventionist educational skills. You'll develop the professional skills to assess, diagnose and support the individual learning needs of all students, and work with learners of all abilities.

Study Structure

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) course is comprised of both supported teacher placement and face-to face learning. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) can be studied over:

Standard program
  • 200 points of coursework.
  • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years.
  • As a standard full-time student, your first three semesters focus on teaching in learning areas, with a strong emphasis on Evidence-Based Teaching practice and preparation for independent teaching.
  • In your second year, you will choose between a coursework pathway (which includes a capstone experience and electives) or a research pathway. The electives are designed to expand your professional knowledge in areas of interest and provide opportunities in national and international settings.
Accelerated program
  • 200 points of coursework.
  • Full-time study, comprising three semesters over 18 months with summer and winter term subjects.
  • Students can register with VIT after 18 months of study rather than two years.
  • Students must also complete the coursework pathway rather than the research pathway and they cannot complete place-based electives or exchange (these are only available in Semester 4).
Extended program
  • Full-time study (extended mode), comprising six semesters over three years.
  • Open to domestic students only.
  • Ideal for students looking for more flexible study - some semesters are less intensive with a lighter work load.

Also available: Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Secondary)

NEW: Double Drama Learning Area for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). Find out more here.

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