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)
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Why choose UTS?
Australia’s #1 Young University*
UTS is the number-1 ranked university under 50 years in Australia and number 8 in the world. That means we’re different to other institutions: we’re outstanding in the areas that we work in, whether it be our courses or our research. The odds are, whatever degree you choose at UTS, you’ll find us at the front of the pack
*Times Higher Education WUR Top 200 under 50 Rankings 2016–2017 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2017–2018
Research with real-world impact
We’ve joined the world’s elite. We now sit among the Top-200 universities in the world, as ranked by Times Higher Education in 2016. That’s because our research has real-world impact, we’re respected by our peers and our learning environment is world-class. That means you’ll be getting the benefit of teaching underpinned by high-quality research, whether it be into big data, the future of work or other key areas. Imagine where we’ll be tomorrow.
Our teaching staff stand out for many reasons. It might be because they’re experienced industry professionals who have moved into academia. It might be the fact that their research is ranked as world-standard. And it will definitely be because they are using our industry-leading learning.futures approach. For all these reasons, they’re the ones who’ll be giving you the tools to advance your career.
A campus central to the city
Your time matters. That’s why we deliver our classes in a variety of different modes, from evening classes to delivering whole subjects over a multi-day block session. We’re also investing in new teaching technologies to give our students more options for blended learning. Best of all our city campus is located a few minutes’ walk from Sydney’s biggest transport hub, Central Station. You’ll be able to get here (and away) with ease.
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If you’re one of UTS's 200,000+ alumni, you’ll automatically save 10% on most of our postgraduate degree programs through the UTS Alumni Advantage program. Find out if you’re eligible now.