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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 mandatory campus attendance for unit EDSF500 Course Tutorials and Workshops I.
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.
Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) upon successful completion of an accredited Bachelor degree with a major study in a designated area related to the first school subject they wish to teach. Specifically, this requires in the undergraduate degree:
• a minimum of six sequential semester-long units of discipline knowledge in the designated area (equivalent to a minimum of three academic years of study in the designated area), with
• at least four of these units at Level 2 (Year 2) or above.
Applicants who wish to be qualified to teach a second school subject (for flexibility of employment) are required to complete in the Bachelor degree:
• a minimum of four sequential semester-long units of discipline knowledge in the designated area (equivalent to a minimum of two academic years of study in the designated area), with
• at least two of these units at Level 2 (Year 2) or above.
*More detail about relevant areas of study relating to each key learning area is published at: educationstandards.nsw.edu.au
Excelsia College will assess an applicant’s undergraduate study based on NESA’s subject content requirements.
Applicants whose qualifying undergraduate studies were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum overall result of 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules.
Other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency
The Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) are not available to overseas/international students.
EDSC501 Commerce Method
EDSC502 Dance Method I
EDSC503 Drama Method I
EDSC504 English Method I
EDSC505 Geography Method I
EDSC506 History Method I
EDSC507 Mathematics Method I
EDSC508 Music Method I
EDSC509 Studies of Religion Method I
EDSC510 Science Method I
EDSC527 Technology Studies Method
EDSC511 Business Studies Method II
EDSC512 Dance Method II
EDSC513 Drama Method II
EDSC514 English Method II
EDSC515 Geography Method II
EDSC517 Mathematics Method II
EDSC518 Music Method II
EDSC519 Studies of Religion Method II
EDSC521 Biology Method
EDSC522 Chemistry Method
EDSC523 Physics Method
EDSC524 Earth and Environmental Science Method
EDSC525 Ancient History Method
EDSC526 Modern History Method
EDSC528 Design and Technology Method
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.
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 (joboutlook.gov.au), part-time employment is becoming more popular (ACER) for teachers who wish to enjoy greater work-life balance.
Online and blended.