Secondary learning areas

To be eligible for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you must have:

  • achieved a major study in at least one learning area, and
  • satisfied the requirements for a second learning area.

Definitions

Major study

A total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years, e.g. a part in each of the first, second and third years of study, or equivalent study. In most programs this equates to six units, with no more than two at first year level and no less than two units (subjects) at third year level.

Minor or sub-major study

A total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline studies taken over two years, e.g. a part in each of the first and second years of study, or equivalent study. In most programs this equates to four units, with no more than two at first year level.

Part

Successful higher education study in a subject having the weighting of at least one quarter of a year of full-time study. In most programs, this equates to two units.

Learning areas

Accounting

Major or minor in accounting.

Art

Visual Arts & Design
Major in visual arts and/or design including theory/history together with a part in a practical studio area.

Visual Arts & Design (Additional)
Major in visual arts and/or design including theory/history together with a part in a practical studio area.

Note: this specialist area is only available to students enrolled in the secondary learning area: Visual Arts and Design.

Business Management

Major or minor in business management.

Commerce and Business Studies

Two minors in business studies selected from: accounting, business management, data processing, economics, human resource management, legal studies, marketing.

Drama

Major or minor in drama, performance studies (drama), or theatre studies (including practical drama).

Economics

Major or minor in economics.

English

  • Major or minor in English (literature or literary studies) or
  • Major or minor in writing, English language studies or linguistics, together with a part in English (literature or literary studies).

Health

Major or minor covering the areas of health, human development, family and nutrition.

History

Minor in history.

Humanities

Minor in one of the following: anthropology, Australian studies, classical studies, criminology, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, legal studies, international relations, multicultural studies, philosophy, politics, sociology, or other approved area, together with a part in another of these areas of study.

Legal Studies

Major or minor in legal studies.

Languages

Major study in the language.

Applicants with other qualifications will need to arrange to have these assessed by a language department at an Australian university as being of equivalent proficiency.

Approved languages: Chinese/Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. Other languages may be available on request.

Mathematics

Major or minor in mathematics.

Media Studies

Major or minor in media studies.

Music A

  • A major sequence in music performance and musicology, and
  • All candidates must be recommended on the basis of a successful audition and interview.

Music B

Meets the entry requirements for Learning Area: Music A.

Note: This learning area is only available to students enrolled in the secondary learning area: Music A.

Physical Education

A degree in human movement studies, physical education or approved equivalent.

Politics

Major or minor in politics – includes international relations.

Psychology

Major or minor in psychology.

Science – General

  1. Major or minor in one of biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics together with a part in another of these areas of study.
  2. Major or minor in general science.

Science – Senior Secondary

Major or minor in one of the following specialist science areas:

  • Biology – includes genetics, human biology, microbiology, botany, zoology
  • Chemistry – includes biochemistry
  • Environmental Science – includes areas such as environmental science, environmental engineering, natural resource management, environmental management, biological sciences, chemistry, geography, earth science
  • Physics – includes electronics, engineering.

Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)

Major or minor in one of the following:
anthropology, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, Indigenous studies, legal studies, philosophy, politics, sociology together with a part in another of these areas of study.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  1. Major or minor in linguistics or
  2. Major or minor in a second language (i.e. not the student’s first language).