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
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
Drama A

Major or Minor in one of the following:

  • Drama
  • Performance Studies (Drama)
  • Theatre Studies (including Practical Drama)

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:

  • Drama
  • Performance Studies (Drama)
  • 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 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

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)

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