COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

091901


CRICOS Code

097643G


Course Code

ED55


MODE

On campus, External/Online


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (OP/RANK)

2019 – -/93

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The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a two-year postgraduate course, available both full time and part time.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) course provides foundational understandings of the Secondary school contexts (Year 7 – Year 12) in state, Catholic and independent schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching from a Christian perspective. The course equips students with effective teaching and learning strategies to apply their knowledge, expertise and experience to engage the adolescent learner. Students are equipped to integrate Christian worldview perspectives into their teaching.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is eight years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete 8 units of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) but are unable to complete the remainder of the course may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Teaching Studies. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching Studies does not satisfy the requirements for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

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Admission Criteria

COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA

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Applicants with recent secondary education are not eligible for admission to this course.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree (other than Education) with a GPA of at least 4.0 and a major study in at least one teaching area in the secondary school curriculum are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English language proficiency requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language. The minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are as follows:

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 7.5 (at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking; at least 7.0 for reading and Writing)
ISLPR 4 (in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)
The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.
English test results must be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
The English language proficiency requirements as stated above will apply to all domestic and overseas applicants who do not have English as a first language with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway:
Satisfactory completion within the past five years (from Canada [excluding Quebec], New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, United States or United Kingdom) of senior secondary or accredited higher education sector studies of at least two years (full-time equivalent).
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

School-based placements

School-based teaching placements create authentic learning experiences and are integral to shaping teaching practice.

CHC’s teacher education courses incorporate mandatory school-based professional experience placements (PEP) over the duration of the course.

Course PEP Internship
Bachelor of Education: Primary & Secondary 85 days 30 days
Mater of Teaching: Primary & Secondary 85 days NA

Placements are undertaken across a diversity of contexts including 20 days in a regional location

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) consist of 3 strands: Christian Education, Education Studies, and Curriculum, Learning and Teaching.

Each strand of the course contains units that are assigned to the Professional Experience Program (PEP), a school-based program in which students complete 85 days of supervised practicum, which provides for the number of days of field experience required by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for registration. This consists of 5 PEP blocks, 1 of 1 week’s duration, 1 of 3 weeks’ duration, 2 of 4 weeks’ duration and 1 of 5 weeks’ duration. Students undertake their PEP placements in a range of schools with which CHC has established partnerships over many years. These are predominantly Christian schools in south-east Queensland. Students are required to hold a valid Blue Card in order to engage in PEP.

In planning their courses, students must consult the Education Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

LANTITE

Students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE), as administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), in order to progress through the Master of Teaching (Secondary). The test must be undertaken during Semester 1 of the first year of the course (full time equivalent). Students who do not achieve the minimum standard for either the literacy or the numeracy component of LANTITE at this attempt must sit the relevant test again in Semester 2 of the first year of the course (full time equivalent). Students who achieve the minimum standards of the literacy and numeracy components of LANTITE by the end of Semester 2 of the first year of the course (full time equivalent) will be permitted to progress into the second year (full time equivalent) of the course. Students who do not achieve the minimum standards by this time will not be permitted to progress in the course.

REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English language requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language. The minimum English language requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;

OR

  • A score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR. The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.
  • English test results must be no more than two years old at the time of commencement at CHC.
  • The English language proficiency requirements as stated above will apply to all domestic and overseas applicants who do not have English as a first language with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway:
  • Satisfactory completion within the past five years (from Canada [excluding Quebec], New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, United States or United Kingdom) of senior secondary or accredited higher education sector studies of at least two years (full-time equivalent).

Key competencies for teaching

Applicants to initial teacher education courses must demonstrate that they possess key competencies that have been identified by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations that are common to effective teachers. To do this, applicants must complete an online questionnaire and to provide a personal statement that addresses two categories.

The online questionnaire allows you to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the course you are applying for and the teaching profession. You will be asked to rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.

For the personal statement, you are to address the following categories by writing two statements of 300-500 words for each category.

Category 1: Interest in Teaching and Children/Young People

Write about your motivation and suitability for teaching, such as: Who or what has inspired you to become a teacher? Why is teaching a good career choice? Why are you interested in teaching children/young people? What subjects are you interested in teaching and why? What does being a good teacher mean? What skills and abilities do you have that will make you a good teacher?

Category 2: Involvement in Personal Learning and Leadership Activities

Write about your involvement in learning and/or leadership activities that demonstrate capabilities such as: Willingness to learn, Conscientiousness, Resilience, Interpersonal and communication skills, and Organisation and planning skills.

Further information regarding these requirements, and how to complete them as part of your application, is available on the Selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses page on the QTAC website.

If you are applying directly to CHC, as an overseas student or a current CHC student who is transferring from another course, please contact admissions@chc.edu.au for information about how to submit these requirements.

Blue card eligibility

Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Blue Card issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of the Queensland government.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

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FEES

All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.

Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.

The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.

Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.

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