Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education)Program details
Build your confidence to become a highly effective secondary teacher.
RMIT’s Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) is designed for graduates from any discipline who now wish to teach in secondary schools.
Over the course of your studies you’ll build the practical and technological skills you need to become a teacher and develop a deep theoretical understanding of how students learn.
This master qualification emphasises industry experience and theoretical understanding, and features guidance from academic professionals to give you the skills you need to make an impact on the lives of your students.
Core courses cover:
youth cultures and education
engaging with the community
educational research and inquiry
integrating information and communications technology with teaching practice.
You will graduate with specialist knowledge in education, fully prepared to become a teacher who makes an impact.
The Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) is subject to accreditation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for registration purposes. It is well recognised throughout Australia, although graduates will have to check with the individual registration authorities in other states and territories.
You may also apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies and will be advised of these during the your studies.
To register with the VIT, all applicants who did not complete their initial tertiary qualification in English at an approved institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America need a minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 7.5, with individual band scores required at 7.0 for Reading, 7.0 for Writing, 8.0 for Listening and 8.0 for Speaking.
For further information, please contact VIT or Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for information on registration requirements.
Through reciprocal arrangements with registration authorities, graduates can practice as teachers nationally and overseas.
How you will learn
During your studies you’ll develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate your understandings of learning and teaching in the 21st century.
Assessment includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
You’ll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Specialisations and electives
As part of your studies, you will have the choice of any two of the following subject specialisations:
Commerce and Business Studies
English as a Second Language
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Psychology (single and double method)
Studies Of Society And Environment (SOSE).
You may also choose an elective course in studies including:
additional professional placement
exploring training and assessment
The Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) mixes coursework in educational theory and teaching methodology with a minimum of 60 days of practical teaching experience in educational settings.
Classes are held during normal business hours. There are opportunities to complete some courses in intensive mode.
Check the program Pathways for articulation and exemptions.
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