Master of Teaching
Our Master of Teaching offers a unique pathway to a rewarding career.
It builds on your professional knowledge gained from your working experience and undergraduate degree. You will build advanced research skills and graduate with a competitive edge in the teaching job market. The average income for a postgraduate Master of Teaching (Secondary) recipient is higher than that of a Bachelor Education (Secondary) graduate.
Important enrolment information
The Master of Teaching program is a standard 2 years of full-time study. Part-time study can only be undertaken in exceptional circumstances and with the written approval of both the Program Director and Head of School.
Students must enrol according to the subject area specialisations stated in the Offer letter. Students will be financially liable and accountable for incorrect enrolments. Consequences could include, and are no limited to, having no grounds for an extension of Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for international students and/or a delay in completion of the program.
Find out more on what you will need to become a teacher. Read our guide to the practical, physical and cognitive and personal capabilities required when working as a teacher. Students are required to consider the inherent requirements and determine if they confidently meet them before undertaking a career in teaching. Reasonable adjustments will be made for students with a disability.
In South Australia, all applicants to all teacher education programs require you to complete a Teaching Capabilities Statement as the non-academic entry requirement. This Statement has a set of three questions that encourage you to think carefully about your decision to become a teacher, what motivates you in this decision, and to share your understanding about the role.
Teaching areas overview
We currently offer 23 specialist teaching areas in the School of Education. The corresponding eligibility criteria, and whether they offered as either a Teaching Area Major, Minor or both, are outlined here.
We provide two pathways to become a secondary school teacher, and offer flexible degree options to teach in your areas of interest. Our teaching degrees include practical placements from your first year of study, giving you an authentic experience of working in a classroom.
Master of Teaching graduate Lachlan Shields reflects on his role as a teacher and how the University of Adelaide helped him to get there.