This major is designed for those who wish to teach years 7–12.
You can specialise in one or two of six curriculum areas (depending on your study background), which will qualify you to teach those subject areas of the secondary school curriculum.
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences (economics, geography, history, politics
- and law)
- Science (physics, chemistry, biology, human biology, psychology, earth and
- environmental science)
- The Arts (visual arts, drama, media).
The Secondary Education Major is part of the Master of Teaching.
What jobs can the Secondary Education Major (MTeach) lead to?
- Secondary school teacher
- International Baccalaureate teacher
- Policy development officer
- Special programs officer
- Trainer, mentor or coach
- Curriculum designer
What you'll learn
- demonstrate a capacity for leadership through critical thinking and reflective and innovative practices based on local, national and international research and engagement in ongoing professional learning
- apply principles of social justice to create and manage positive, safe and ethical learning environments that support a diversity of learners to engage in meaningful learning
- communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, parent/carers, and the community
- apply relevant theory and research to enhance the learning experiences and outcomes of learners from a diversity of backgrounds and of aspirations
- apply high-level discipline knowledges and understandings to demonstrate pedagogical capabilities, including planning and delivering effective teaching and learning experiences in the technologically enhanced learning environment, with demonstrated impact for all learners
- apply high-level discipline and well-developed pedagogical knowledges to generate and critically analyse diverse sources to support situated professional judgements when assessing and reporting on learning
- demonstrate cultural responsiveness and respectful engagement with local First Peoples and a diversity of cultures
- demonstrate effective and creative literacy and numeracy competencies across a range of professional contexts