Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)

School of Education, Fremantle Campus

With a strong emphasis on practical classroom experience, our Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) is an excellent preparation for graduates who want to teach at secondary school level. Replacing the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), this contemporary Master’s degree offers a more graduated approach to the in-school development of teaching competence and twice as much classroom experience.

  • Why study this degree?

    If you have already completed a Bachelor’s degree in a suitable discipline, this Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) enables you transition into a teaching career. Designed to be completed over two years of full-time study, this degree allows you to take an experienced approach to the in-school development of teaching competence.

    Available as either a full-time or part-time program, our Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) consists of 13 specialist teaching courses, five theological courses and one justice studies courses, plus two teaching placements, totalling 20 weeks of classroom practice.

    At Notre Dame, our School of Education covers the complete spectrum of higher education – from the training of new teachers to the continuing professional development and further education of experienced educators and school leaders. To this end, you can expect strong and supportive mentoring arrangements, and coursework that is contemporary, practical, interactive and focussed on problem solving.

  • Program summary

    Year One

    • Planning and Pedagogy
    • Education, Service and Community Engagement
    • Transforming Learning through ICT
    • Teaching Method 1 (Major)
    • Teaching Method 2 (Specialisation)
    • School Experience: Secondary
    • Principles of Secondary Schools Religious Education 1
    • Psychological Principles of Classroom Management
    • Catering for Students with Special Needs
    • Sacraments in the Catholic Tradition OR Necessary Elements of the Catholic School OR General Elective
    • Applied Research Methods in Education

    Year Two

    • Advanced Teaching Skills
    • English for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
    • Contemporary Issues in Secondary Schooling
    • Principles of Religious Education 2 OR General Elective OR Ethics for Professional Life
    • Teaching and Learning Strategies for Adolescents
    • Scripture and Church OR Theology Today for the Adults of Tomorrow OR General Elective
    • Teaching Internship: Secondary
    • Christology OR Religious Studies in Australian Schools OR Sustainability: Systems, World Views and Futures
    • Working with Indigenous Students
    • Professional Responsibilities of the Teacher

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the secondary school curriculum in Western Australia and provide sufficient depth for teaching a Major (up to Year 12) and a teaching specialisation (up to Year 10 level).

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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