Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Whether you’re looking for a complete career change or are a recent graduate looking to take the next step, our Master of Teaching (Secondary) allows you to build on your existing bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) to become a qualified and accomplished teacher.

Become the kind of teacher who is confident, adaptable and able to design and implement engaging and flexible learning experiences to meet the needs of all students in the classroom.


Why study a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at ACU?


Your choice of schools

Graduates are eligible for registration as a secondary school teacher in government, independent, and Catholic schools or other faith-based schools.


Add a religious education qualification

Pair your degree with a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education and you’ll graduate qualified to teach religious education in addition to your other teaching areas.


Practical experience

Gain a minimum of 60 days of professional experience during your degree.


Strong employment opportunities

97% of our postgraduate teaching and education students are employed within four months of graduating.3

Inspire future generations

By studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary), you’ll be securing a future career as a secondary teacher and gaining the skills to teach two specialist areas in high schools.

Secondary teachers are in demand, with strong job growth predicted over the next five years2 and workforce shortages identified for qualified STEM teachers4. Plus, ACU graduates get jobs and are well regarded by employers. At ACU, 97 per cent of our postgraduate teaching and education students are employed within four months of graduating. And in Australia, we’re first for graduate employment5 and top three for employer satisfaction1.


Career outlook

97% of our postgraduate teaching and education students are employed within four months of graduating3
5 years of strong predicted job growth for secondary school teachers2

You could be a…

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Learning designer
  • Education policy developer
  • Education researcher
  • Adult education teacher
  • Curriculum leader
  • Education advisor
Why study IT at ACU?

Find your place in a place that cares.

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Join a supportive environment with a range of student services where you’re encouraged to thrive.

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Career advice

Enhancing your employability is our job. Access career advice, application and interview assistance, workshops and professional development. We'll also help you engage with employers, seek a student job on campus or develop your entrepreneurial skills.

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Get a scholarship

We offer nearly 400 scholarship opportunities for new and current students to help you during your studies.

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Flexible study

We get that life changes fast and you need to find the right balance of family, work and study. You can study some of our Master of Teaching (Secondary) units online, and this course may be completed in accelerated mode in 18 months at some campuses.

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“I chose ACU because it gave me the opportunity to study an area I felt passionately about. I see the need for education to develop young minds and give them options to excel in the real world. My first practical experience was at Murrumba State Secondary College. The experience was incredible, and I really felt like I was giving back to the local community.”

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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  1. Postgraduate cohort, Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019
  2. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business data
  3. 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, domestic postgraduate, overall employed four months after graduating
  4. Australian Council for Educational Research 2015, The teacher workforce in Australia - supply, demand and data issues.
  5. Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment.

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