Become a primary or secondary school teacher

If you have a bachelor degree in any field other than education and want to become a school teacher, USQ’s Master of Learning and Teaching will get you there. This all new master’s level degree will equip you with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of education and thoroughly prepare you for your new career.

Majors

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Professional experience

There are 60 days of supervised professional experience placements and 20 days of an unsupervised internship at a 50 percent teaching load in a school or other approved educational context. You also have the opportunity to undertake some of your professional experience overseas.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) are eligible to apply to the Queensland College of Teachers for teacher registration.

In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (P.L.A.N.TI.TE.) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the P.L.A.N.TI.TE. before the successful completion of 8 courses. Please register for the P.L.A.N.TI.TE. test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of the Master of Learning and Teaching, you will be eligible for teacher registration. This presents many exciting opportunities for finding employment as a teacher throughout Queensland and the world.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline other than education with a minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0.
  • applicants must show how their prior studies meet these requirements by submitting a completed Teaching Area - Form G with their application.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Cost & Fees

Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18080
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344

Miscellaneous

Study Mode

  • Online
  • On-campus

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units

  • 16 units

Duration

  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus

  • Toowoomba
Program taught in:
English

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