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 mandatory campus attendance for unit 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

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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:

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

  • Approved language courses within Australia: successfully completed no more than 2 years prior to your commencement at Excelsia College.
  • Tertiary degree studies undertaken in Australia:
  • Successful completion of 2 years of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Australia.
  • Tertiary degree studies taught in English outside Australia: Successful completion of at least 2 years full-time of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America.
  • Residency of an English speaking country: If you have lived in Australia or another English-speaking country for 10 years or more.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) are not available to overseas/international students.

Application Dates

Application for Semester 2, 2019 OPEN!

Go to the application guide

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.


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