Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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Professional Outcomes

On successful completion of a Tabor Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree students will be eligible to apply for their teacher registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates with this qualification are eligible to apply for positions in Department of Education, Christian and Independent schools, and employment nationally and overseas.

About This Course

Furthering meaningful foundations to develop amazing young adults!

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a 2-year (96cps) graduate Initial Teacher Education professional award. This award prepares preservice teachers for teaching in Secondary (7-12) school settings in all sectors. The 2-year Secondary award produces quality graduates who are sought after by employers and well-respected as early career teachers in a range of school settings.

Hallmarks of the  course include personal and professional formation in aspects of wellbeing, Christian faith, ethics, and professional practice experiences across the educational sector which are sequenced to increasing depth, length, and complexity. Professional Experience placements, totaling 91 days, begin in the first semester of the first year and exceed the minimum requirement of 60 days.

In relation to the Australian Curriculum, course content includes core education studies in relation to curriculum, pedagogy, classroom management and diverse needs.

LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education)

All pre-service teachers must pass both parts of the ACER LANTITE to be eligible to graduate from the course. Tabor also has an excellent record of preservice teachers passing the LANTITE, due in part to its long-standing and proven literacy and numeracy testing and support program, and expectation of LANTITE testing early in the course.

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Course Structure


Units Totals

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus at Adelaide – Millswood SA

How long does it take?

2 years (24 months) full-time or part-time equivalent (completion at the end of Term 3, Year 2).

What do I need for entry?


Successful prior completion of a discipline-specific bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification relevant to the Australian Curriculum is required, including at least one Major and preferably one Minor sequence of studies in Secondary curriculum learning areas.

This means that your undergraduate degree transcript(s) will have a minimum of both six (6) units in a Secondary learning area that are directly relevant to one or more Secondary Curriculum Learning areas (Major), and four other units (Minor) directly relevant to one or more Secondary Curriculum Learning areas.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Pre-service teachers in this course with English as a second language must satisfactorily complete one English language test recognised by the Teachers Registration Board SA. The date of the English language test must be within two years of submitting an application for registration. The two tests recognised by TRB SA are the IELTS and ISLPR. See for further information.


The Teaching Capabilities Statement is required by all applicants to an Initial Teacher Education Award.

The Capabilities Statement requires a written statement between 400-600 words addressing the topics:

  • Explain what you think teaching involves
  • Outline the personal and academic qualities you possess that will enable you to become an effective teacher
  • Describe your attitude to learning and provide an example of something you have learned that was meaningful

We recommend that the statement be an integrated first-person narrative that shows your depth of thinking about your choice of a teaching career. All three above aspects must be addressed in a way that discusses your skills, personal qualities and experiences that will assist in your development into an exceptional teacher. You may also include a list of relevant community service, volunteer or professional experiences, and significant awards.

You will need to submit the Capabilities Statement as part of your application.

Click here to access the Teaching Capabilities Statement.

Non-academic course requirements

This is not an admission requirement, however, before any school placement can be made a successful Working with Children Check WWCC (Department of Human Services) is required.

How much does it cost?

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fees and available payment options.

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Tabor: ED914S
SATAC: Not applicable

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Phone: 1300 482 267