Master of Teaching

Be a positive influence in the lives of
young adults.

Course Information

One of the best things about studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Excelsia College is that it’s hands-on from the word “go.” In any given semester you’ll study a mix of foundation units, like cultural perspectives or psychology for teachers, along with curriculum studies for example English, Mathematics, Physics, Drama, History, Music, Design and Technology.

You’ll also undertake Professional Experience in a number of different schools. These practicums provide a rewarding, first-hand secondary teaching experience that will help you gain insight into your capabilities and where you can make the most difference!

The course begins with EDSF500 Course Tutorials and Workshops I.

Inspire a love of learning

Teaching isn’t just a job. It’s a passion, a dedication, a commitment and a way of life. It’s a career founded in care, resourcefulness, innovation, lifelong learning and leadership. As West Australian teacher Paul Fuller, recipient of the 2011 National Excellence in Teaching Award, says, “teaching is the most important profession because it makes all the other professions possible - everyone has at one stage been taught by a teacher … you might forget what you're taught but you never forget how a good teacher makes you feel."

This is what the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Excelsia College is all about. Our online degree, underpinned by a Christian worldview, is designed to give you the tools to inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instil a love of learning in the children and young adults you teach.

Admission requirements


  1. An approved undergraduate degree that meets the NESA requirements for Secondary Teaching.
  2. Meet academic literacy and numeracy testing standards, benchmarked against Year 9 Naplan Tests, at the on-campus unit EDPF501/EDSF501 Course Tutorial Workshops I.
  3. Demonstrate suitable non-academic attributes during the on-campus unit EDPF501/EDSF501 Course Tutorial and Workshops I.

Non-academic capability research indicates a range of attributes and motivations are common to effective teachers:

  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • willingness to learn
  • resilience
  • self-efficacy
  • conscientiousness
  • organisational and planning skills


  1. Applicants with an overseas undergraduate degree must meet, at a minimum, IELTS overall 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules. The IELTS must be dated within 24 months.

Application Dates

Application for Semester 1, 2018 OPEN!

Go to the application guide

Advanced standing

If you’ve studied teaching at a postgraduate level before (perhaps a graduate certificate, or diploma, or maybe you’ve previously attempted but not finished your masters), or you have significant professional experience you may be eligible for advanced standing. Talk to us to see if you qualify.

International Students

This course is not available for international students.

Course ED55 Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Length 18 Months accelerated
2 Years full-time
4 Years part-time
* Undergraduate Degree Required
Faculty School of Education

Potential Students

Excelsia College online teaching masters degrees are designed to help you transition into the teaching career you've always wanted. Backed by more than 30 years' experience in higher education, you'll learn in a supportive environment from approachable, expert academics.

The online learning model is flexible for busy lives but ensures you feel connected to your classmates and lecturers.

The Christian worldview that underpins everything we do means you can live your faith and values authentically while learning with us, and go on to better support your students’ social, emotional, spiritual and physical development.


Career Outcomes

The population of secondary students is set to increase dramatically over a 10-year period starting in 2018 (ACER). This means there will be more available positions for those with the necessary qualifications to teach. At Excelsia College, you can prepare to meet the demand for new teachers in as few as 18 months.

As a graduate of our Master of Teaching (Secondary) online course you may find yourself working at an independent school or state school. Your masters degree may take you to a remote Indigenous community, or to a big city. No matter where you want to teach, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to nurture the social, emotional, spiritual and physical development of the children you serve.As a teacher, you also will enjoy flexible working arrangements. While 79.8% of secondary teachers are in full time positions (, part-time employment is becoming more popular (ACER) for teachers who wish to enjoy greater work-life balance.


Delivery Mode

Online and blended.


Fill out an enquiry form or call us on 02 9819 8810.


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Confirm your enrolment and get ready to study!