Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course summary

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for university graduates from non-teaching courses who want to become secondary school teachers (Years 7 to 12). On completion of this degree, you will obtain a formal qualification making you eligible to teach specialised subject areas to students aged 13 to 18 in public, religious and private schools.

This degree produces high quality teachers with an understanding of diversity in the classroom and with strong connections to school communities.  

This program focuses on building teaching skills through a professional experience immersion program in your very first session, and regular professional experience periods throughout the degree. You will complete 60 days of professional experience (PEX), including the option to complete one PEX in a rural or remote area of NSW. There are also opportunities to undertake international immersion programs that, while not counted as a PEX, allow you to travel overseas, visit schools and develop your understanding of people and cultures.

Your learning will be supported by online teaching, forums, podcasts and video streamed lectures, on-campus tutorials and in-school activities. You will benefit from the expertise of local teachers and a range of workshops to develop your skills in communication, technology-enhanced learning, working with parents, designing assessment and conducting school-based research.

During your degree you will explore the concepts of teaching and learning to build your professional skills in your selected teaching areas. Teaching areas include: English, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Music, Modern or Ancient History, Geography, Society and Culture or Aboriginal Studies, Legal Studies and Business Studies or Economics.  The methods offered are subject to demand, meaning that not all methods are guaranteed to be offered each year.

 

 

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

1643

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

080834F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Teaching is an academically rigorous profession and teachers play a critical role in our communities. Strengthening requirements for studying teaching degrees is an initiative of the NSW Government to ensure that initial teacher education programs prepare high quality graduate teachers who can respond to the needs of all learners to make a positive impact on student learning. At UOW we are committed to ensuring our graduates are of the highest standard by setting appropriate entry criteria and maintaining a strongly developmental program that supports teacher education students from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences, abilities and perspectives to become the teachers of the future.

Entry requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree equivalent to a three year Australian bachelor degree with a minimum credit average grade, which meets the requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for teaching in secondary schools. The NESA requirements will be assessed by the School of Education upon application.
  • A valid IELTS is required if the degree was not completed in English from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Teaching Questionnaire meeting the non-academic selection criteria.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures and course information.

RECORD CHECK

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Wollongong

On Campus

$11,520 (2021)

$46,080 (2021)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Teaching is an academically rigorous profession and teachers play a critical role in our communities. Strengthening requirements for studying teaching degrees is an initiative of the NSW Government to ensure that initial teacher education programs prepare high quality graduate teachers who can respond to the needs of all learners to make a positive impact on student learning. At UOW we are committed to ensuring our graduates are of the highest standard by setting appropriate entry criteria and maintaining a strongly developmental program that supports teacher education students from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences, abilities and perspectives to become the teachers of the future.

Entry requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree equivalent to a three year Australian bachelor degree with a minimum credit average grade, which meets the requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for teaching in secondary schools. The NESA requirements will be assessed by the School of Education upon application.
  • A valid IELTS is required if the degree was not completed in English from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Teaching Questionnaire meeting the non-academic selection criteria.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures and course information.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.5

7.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

106

25

25

28

27


RECORD CHECK

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$12,312 (2021)

$49,248 (2021)

Southern Highlands

On Campus

$12,312 (2021)

$49,248 (2021)

Shoalhaven

On Campus

$12,312 (2021)

$49,248 (2021)

Bega

On Campus

$12,312 (2021)

$49,248 (2021)

Batemans Bay

On Campus

$12,312 (2021)

$49,248 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

Entry is competitive. Early applicants have the best chance of securing their preferred methods.

  • 7 December 2020. Late applications may be accepted until 22 February 2021, subject to the availability of places.

It is recommended you complete an Eligibility Assessment prior to submitting an application for entry into the course. Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures.

2021 Autumn

Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

Entry is competitive. Early applicants have the best chance of securing their preferred methods.

  • 7 December 2020. Late applications may be accepted until 22 February 2021, subject to the availability of places.

It is recommended you complete an Eligibility Assessment prior to submitting an application for entry into the course. Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course must pass approved literacy and numeracy tests prior to commencing their Professional Experience.

Why choose this course

UOW's School of Education has been acknowledged as a leader in the field of teacher education within Australia. Our reputation rests on the success of our graduates, our connections with local schools and the diversity of our research. You will be supported through your teacher preparation by our teaching staff, Professional Experience Unit and through our mentored interview program, which prepares you for employment.