Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) online

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Prepare for a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher with the practical experience offered through a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) at Victoria University Online.
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No exams
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Academic support, 7 days a week
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VIT accredited
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Commonwealth supported places (CSP)
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Engaging online learning experience

Key information 

Duration: 26 months
Delivery mode: 100% online
Fees: $555 per unit for eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students*
Intakes: Jan, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Oct

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Prepare for an exciting career in teaching with a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) at Victoria University Online.

You will gain significant workplace experience to prepare you for the real world of teaching. Through our extensive partnerships, you will undertake supervised teaching placements and have access to many professional-experience opportunities.

Our classes are smaller than many other universities', allowing our tutors to tailor the learning experience to our students. As education experts, we understand how students learn best. You won't be asked to sit in large lectures and take regular tests. Instead, you'll learn in practical workshops, with applicable tasks that prepare you to be an excellent teacher, such as creating lesson plans and presenting relevant research findings.

We offer a range of disciplines, so you can become a teacher in the area you love. Choose from dozens of options, including:

  • arts
  • design & technology (wood, metal and plastics, textiles, food, robotics)
  • languages
  • maths
  • music
  • outdoor education
  • PE
  • science.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • critically examine historical and contemporary issues in post-primary education at a local, national and international level        
  • review different pedagogical theories and academic concepts of teaching that support the diversity of learners found in post primary educational settings
  • critically review curriculum materials and resources that support the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum in schools with a view to promoting reconciliation in today's society;  
  • analyse the literacy and numeracy learning needs of students across the full range of abilities including students with disabilities and special learning needs
  • plan, implement and evaluate a range of educational practices that support the diversity of students in post primary education
  • analyse the efficacy of classroom teaching practices through reflective discussion that draws upon pedagogical theories          
  • employ advanced skills in research to work with educational stakeholders in educational settings 
  • apply knowledge and skills within classrooms and the school community to develop inclusive cultures of learning where all school students are supported to achieve.


Why Study at Victoria University Online

Course structure & units

To attain the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) students will be required to complete 192 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 168 credit points of core studies
  • 24 credit points of capstone studies

Capstone Research Investigation and Engaging the Profession can only be taken towards the end of the course.

Students must successfully complete 60 practicum days in a secondary school.

Students are required to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to be eligible to graduate from their Victorian Institute of Teaching-accredited program.


Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & entry pathways into this course

Careers in Teaching

Graduates of the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) who have passed the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) are eligible for registration as secondary teachers with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). 

You'll be ready to work as a secondary teacher in your chosen discipline area, including:

  • business
  • computing
  • creativity and the arts
  • English
  • health
  • humanities
  • languages other than English (LOTE)
  • mathematics
  • music
  • outdoor education
  • physical education
  • psychology
  • technology
  • teaching English as a second language
  • science
  • student welfare.

You'll also be able to pursue careers in a range of education-related industries and organisations, that could include:

  • special-education teacher
  • educational-publishing editor or writer
  • museum or gallery educator
  • corporate learning and development
  • tutor
  • education-supply liaison officer
  • outdoor education specialist
  • student welfare officer.


This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the independent statutory authority for the teaching profession. This means you will be eligible for registration to teach in the whole of Australia.

It is a legal requirement for all teachers to be registered with VIT in order to be employed in a school or early childhood education and care service or Victorian children’s service.

How to apply

Prepare your documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit:

  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s or certificate/s of completion.

Submit your application.

Apply online directly via our Admissions Centre.

You will receive an email to confirm your application and advise whether you need to provide any additional information.

Submit your application

If you need assistance, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 986 111 .

They can walk you through the application requirements of this online course.