Our postgraduate Teaching (Secondary Education) course provides you with the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification to teach in Secondary Education.
This course is Commonwealth supported.
The course content is split into three areas; core, teaching methods and professional experience, and electives. The professional experience component includes both campus-based and field-based experiences where we help to place you within one of our strong partnerships from over 200 NSW High Schools, resulting in a highly practice-oriented degree.
This course is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Teaching (Secondary Education) courses
Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
8 Core Subjects, 5 Major Choice Subjects and 2 Electives
- Secondary school teacher (in your chosen specialisation)
Qualification for your New Teaching Career
From 2018, all NSW teachers have to be accredited by NESA, and at UTS, we ensure that you're taught by the best, equipped with the right skills and practical experience to begin your new teaching career ambition.
Choose from five major specialisations including English, Maths, Science, HSIE (Business Studies/Economics) and Science/Mathematics.
Professional Experience Practicums
You will spend at least 60 days teaching in Secondary School for an intensive and closely supported professional experience.
We have a great relationship with the 200+ schools that you can be placed in and you will receive support from a Supervising Teacher as well as be visited by our dedicated Tertiary Advisor to ensure that this relationship is maintained.
Learn from a specialised team
You will be learning from teachers who are either currently teaching; on English and Math Teacher Associations because of their wealth of knowledge and experience; or working in practical research projects in NSW Schools.
If you complete both the required undergraduate degree and specialisation subjects, you can elect to complete the course in a 1.5 year accelerated program.
This course has received professional accreditation by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as a recognised secondary school teaching qualification. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduands must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency.
The MTeach is a diverse and engaging course that will see you discussing inclusive education practices with teachers from other Key Learning Areas in one subject, student development with primary teachers next, until you are honing in on the minute details of your subject specific syllabi in your method seminars. The ability to dabble in a bit of this and a bit of that whilst engaging with a diverse range of people from all parts of Sydney is what I think makes UTS and the MTeach course so unique.
I particularly enjoyed my English Methods subjects as it allowed me to discuss the topic I was passionate about with other like-minded individuals who would inspire and challenge me to be the best English teacher I could be. As well as sharing your subject interest, the individuals you meet in these subjects will be important contacts for you to share ideas and resources with as you begin your teaching journey.
7-12 English Teacher at Killara High School
Graduate, Teaching (Secondary)