Secondary learning areas

To be eligible for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you must have completed disciplines within your previous studies that satisfy the requirements for two learning areas.

Definitions

Major study
A sequence of study from first to third year level (i.e. at least one-quarter of the first year workload, one-quarter of the second year workload and one-quarter of the third year workload).
Sub-major study
A sequence of study across two year levels (at least one-quarter of the first year workload and one-quarter of the second year workload).
Part
Successful tertiary study in a subject(s) having the weighting of at least one-quarter of a year of full-time study in the course from which it is derived.

Learning Area

Biology
Sub-major study in biology - includes physiology, microbiology, botany, zoology.
Business Studies
Two sub-majors in business studies, selected from: accounting, business management, data processing, economics, human resource management, legal studies, marketing, secretarial studies or other approved area.
Chemistry
Sub-major study in chemistry - includes biochemistry and pharmacology.
Drama
Sub-major in drama or theatre studies, including practical drama.
English
Sub-major in English (literature or literary studies), or sub-major in writing or linguistics together with a part in English (literature or literary studies).
Geography
Sub-major in geography - includes environmental studies, development studies.
Health Education
Sub-major covering the areas of health, human development, family and nutrition.
History
Sub-major in history - includes economic history, classical studies and classical civilisation.
Humanities
Sub-major 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.

Note: this learning area is not available to students enrolled in Geography or History secondary learning areas.

Humanities (Additional)

Sub-major in two 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.

Note: this learning area is only available to students enrolled in secondary learning areas: Humanities, Geography or History.

Languages

Three years of approved university language at post-VCE level. 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 and Latin. Other languages may be available on request.

Mathematics
Sub-major in mathematics or mathematical statistics.
Mathematics (Additional)

The equivalent of 2 sub-majors or one major in mathematics.

Note: this learning area is only available to students enrolled in the secondary learning area: Mathematics.

Media Studies
Sub-major in media studies (some practical experience in filmmaking, video production, audio production, image making, photography, web page design or print production is expected).
Music (Classroom)
  • Major in music which includes practical music, or
  • Major in music, together with AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 practical music.
Note: applicants will be required to attend an interview/audition.
Music (Co-curricular)
  • Major in music which includes practical music (classroom and instrumental) specialising in the instrument required, or
  • An approved licentiateship in the instrument(s) required.
This learning area is only available to students enrolled in the secondary learning area: Music (Classroom).
Physical Education
A degree in human movement studies, physical education or approved equivalent.
Physics
Sub-major study in physics - includes applied engineering and physics.
Psychology
Sub-major study in psychology - includes behavioural science.
Science
  • Sub-major in general science, which includes studies in at least two of biology, chemistry, earth science/geology, environmental science or physics.
  • Sub-major in one of biology, chemistry, earth science/geology, environmental science and physics together with a part in another of these areas of study.
TESOL
Sub-major in linguistics or a second language (i.e. not the student’s first language).
Visual Arts and Design
A major in visual arts and/or design including art theory/history and a major study in a practical studio area.
Visual Arts and Design (Additional)

A major in visual arts and/or design including art theory/history and a major study in a practical studio area.

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