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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

Flourishing meaningful foundations to develop amazing young adults!

This postgraduate pre-service Masters by coursework qualification builds on your prior relevant learning through a Bachelor level or other relevant degree, and prepares you to teach professionally and confidently in your Major and Minor disciplines in a range of Secondary school (7-12) settings. Your preparation is highly interactive, practical, and academically rigorous.

Research based and critically reflective learning practices, combined with Work Integrated Learning that includes far more than the usually required days of school classroom Professional Experiences, prepare teachers for highly effective practice.

Course content includes required aspects of Curriculum, Pedagogy (Teaching and Learning), Classroom Management, Diverse Learning needs and Differentiated Teaching, along with Middle Years and Senior SACE/IB philosophy and practice.

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 their relevant state. Graduates with this qualification are eligible to apply for positions in State, Christian and Independent schools, with the potential for employment interstate and overseas.

Course Structure

15 Subjects total


Curriculum Studies 1 Secondary
Beginning Teaching – Secondary Pedagogy Theory
Beginning Teaching – Secondary Pedagogy Practice
Christian Worldview Understandings and Education
Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
Child and Adolescent Development
Classroom Behaviour Engagement and Learning
Educating Students with Diverse Needs and Abilities
Teaching and Learning
Teaching in Public Education – Secondary Theory, Practice and Curriculum
Adolescence, Wellbeing and Education
Teachers as Classroom Researchers
Ethical Education from Christian Perspectives
Internship – Pedagogy Theory (Secondary)
Internship – Pedagogy Practice (Secondary)

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements


All pre-service teachers must pass both parts of LANTITE to be eligible to graduate from the course.

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.


At least a Major and preferably a Minor in a relevant secondary learning area specialisation(s) in the undergraduate degree for acceptance into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)

A minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0

Non-Academic Requirements

Teaching Capabilities Statement

We're very excited that you're applying to do one of Tabor's highly sought-after teaching courses!

Teaching is a respected profession and it's important that you are a good fit for teaching and that teaching is a good fit for you – so, along with the academic entry criteria (e.g. ATAR, STAT, previous qualifications), Tabor also has a non-academic written requirement as part of the entry criteria for its Education courses.

The Teaching Capabilities Statement reflects the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) national priority for all initial teacher education course providers to ensure those entering the teaching profession have the personal qualities to best support learners and graduate as classroom ready, high quality teachers.

Amongst all initial teacher education providers Tabor is ranked 1st nationally* in relation to its high-quality teaching and student support. We endorse national standards that create teachers of outstanding quality and resilience. You are never just a 'number' at Tabor; our students are valued members of our Educational community, and your statement helps us to get to know you, to see your personal and professional suitability for teaching, to understand what you love and why you want to teach.


What should be included in the Capabilities Statement?

The written statement should be 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.

The Capabilities Statement is assessed by trained staff through a moderation process.

Click here to access the Teaching Capabilities Statement.

How long does it take?

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

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus only.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: ED914S
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

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Faculty of Education
Phone: 1300 482 267
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