Have you been gravitating toward teaching for a while, but aren’t sure about the next step?
Using your existing degree as an introduction, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle is a two year program, producing highly competent and fully qualified graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a secondary teacher.
Throughout the program you will examine the key concepts and theories from educational philosophy, psychology and sociology as they relate to teaching and learning, explore language as a social practice, the principles and practice of quality teaching, the use and conduct of educational research, the integration of new technologies into learning and curriculum essentials for the discipline/s you are preparing to teach. To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in school settings, and have many opportunities for ongoing involvement with our partner schools.
At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Year 7 through to 12.
Our unique approach incorporates an emphasis on Quality Teaching, the NSW model of pedagogy developed and refined by researchers at the University of Newcastle.
Explore this page and find out if the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.
Is it for you?
Are you in search of a career that will be both challenging and highly rewarding? Do you dream of playing a part in shaping the future of our youth and in turn, society? If this sounds like you, then you may be destined for a career as a teacher.
If you are ready to make this change, the University of Newcastle can offer you a highly-regarded advanced teaching program that can have you teaching within two years.
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) will develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions you need for a successful career in teaching. You will be ready to walk into the classroom with confidence thanks to our focus on Quality Teaching, the 60 days of formal professional experience and the many opportunities for contact with our partner schools integrated within the program.
At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle, you will be equipped with the appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to flourish as an inspirational teacher in secondary schools.
You will enter the education system as a capable and professional individual with a well-developed sense of professional ethics.
Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, essential for employment as a teacher in NSW. Your postgraduate qualification will also support registration as a teacher in other jurisdictions both nationally and internationally. It may be of interest to you to take your qualification and pursue a position in countries across Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.