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Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) (MSLT)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Want to be a teacher and already have a bachelor degree in another discipline? The Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) allows you to become a registered high school teacher in just 18 months.
  • Be equipped with the teaching methods, behaviour management skills, and confidence to work, inspire and educate adolescents and young adults.
  • Choose from 22 teaching areas of specialisation, with credit available for prior learning and industry experience.
  • With 60 days of placement and 50 hours of service learning in a non-classroom setting, you’ll be prepared to teach the leaders of our future.

Further study

Upon completion of the Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary), you are eligible to apply for the Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Professional Studies

This degree is subject to final University approval.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate, you are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). This degree meets the expectations and requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Career outcomes

  • As a teacher shortage looms, there has never been a better time to follow this path. Teaching provides a great starting salary and excellent job security while providing a vital service to your community.
  • You will be highly employable in the state, Catholic or independent school sectors.
  • Want the skills you acquire training to be a teacher but not necessarily keen to be in the classroom? Teaching-related skills of communication and educational management are also in demand in careers such as sport and leisure centre management, personal training, life coaching and other professions in the human services.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a discipline other than education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 7.0.
  • Applicants are accepted into the Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) based on their discipline studies from their academic transcript and qualifications, i.e. in relation to vocational education areas. For secondary teaching in two teaching areas, applicants must have studied six units that are relevant to a major teaching area and at least another four units that are relevant to a contrasting subject area or a different discipline area. The secondary discipline studies requirements can be met through further study that is completed from different courses at bachelor degree level or higher.
  • While not a requirement for admission, students need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to the final supervised professional experience placement and to graduate from this degree. Students can register for the LANTITE through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). If an applicant has achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more components of the LANTITE at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with this admission application.

Non-academic entry requirements

  • Complete a questionnaire and provide written statements to address the key competencies of effective teachers. The criteria for selection includes capabilities such as motivation to teach, suitability for the teaching profession, learning activities and leadership responsibilities. Refer to the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses

English language requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5, or equivalent, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 16
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience / Education placements

You will also need to complete 60 days of supervised professional experience and 50 hours of service learning in a non-classroom setting. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice and to build significant industry connections.

To support you throughout your professional experience, there are many opportunities to receive financial support and scholarships. Learn more about the available support.

All students must be able to meet professional requirements expected of teachers within this degree, including holding a current Positive Exemption Card (Blue Card or Exemption Card), or equivalent.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 3950
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22560

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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