Master of Teaching (Secondary) Learning Areas

Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) and/or Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship*, you must meet the requirements for two learning areas.

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/ 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 the 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

Learning AreaRequirements

**Accounting

Major or Minor in accounting

Art (Visual Arts & Design)

Major in Visual arts and/or design including theory/history, plus a part in a practical studio area

Art (Visual Arts & Design - Additional) *

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

Major in Visual arts and/or design including theory/history, plus a part in a practical studio area.

**Business Management

Major or Minor in business management

**Commerce and Business Studies

Two Minors from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Data Processing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing

**Drama A

Major or Minor in one of the following:

**Drama B

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

Major or Minor in one of the following:

**Economics

Major or Minor in economics

English

Major or Minor in English (Literature or Literary studies)

OR

Major or Minor in one of the following:

  • Writing,
  • English Language Studies
  • Linguistics

Plus a part in English (literature or literary studies)

**Health

Major or Minor covering all of the following areas:

  • Health
  • Human Development
  • Family and Nutrition

History

Major or Minor in history

Humanities

Major or Minor in one of the following areas or other approved areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Australian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Plus 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
  • 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

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

Meets the entry requirements for Learning Area Music A.

**Physical Education

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

**Politics

Major or Minor includes international relations.

**Psychology

Major or Minor in psychology

Science – General

Major or Minor in one of the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

Plus a part in another of the above areas of study.

OR

Major or minor in general science.

Science – Senior Secondary

Note: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics are individual learning areas.

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)

Note: This learning area is only available to students enrolled in the secondary learning area: Humanities or History.

Major or Minor in one of the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies,
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Plus a part in another of these areas of study.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Major or Minor in linguistics or
  • Major or Minor in a second language (i.e. not the student’s first language)

* Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship applicants are required to have completed a major study in at least one teaching area.

** Not available in Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship


Case Study

The following University of Melbourne student has completed 300 credit points (24 standard subjects) across 6 semesters of study. Based on the subjects they have completed, they have completed 1 major, 1 minor and 2 parts.

Level 1Sem. 1 MULT10019 Arts in Florence HIST10012 The World Since World War II GERM10004 German 1 EDUC10048 Creativity, Play and the Arts
Sem. 2 INST10001 International Politics POLS10003 Introduction to Political Ideas GERM10005 German 2 EDUC10049 Creative Projects - Digital Technologies
Level 2Sem. 1 HIST20069 Modern European History: 1789 to 1914 HIST20013 The Holocaust and Genocide GERM20004 German 3 EDUC20064 Concepts of Childhood
Sem. 2 POLS20025 International Relations: Key Questions HIST20068 The French Revolution GERM20005 German 4 EDUC20062 Youth Arts: Expressing Cultural Identity
Level 3Sem. 1 POLS30018 European Integration: Politics of the EU HIS30015 The Modern Middle East GERM30005 German 5 EDUC30065 Ethics, Gender and the Family
Sem. 2 HIST30010 Hitler's Germany HIST30060 Making History GERM30006 German 6 EDUC30067 Youth and Popular Culture

This student has majors in History and German, and a minor in Politics.

They are provisionally eligible for the following learning areas:

  • History
  • Politics
  • Humanities
  • SOSE
  • Language (German)
  • TESOL