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.

Please note: Vocational studies or work experience cannot be used to meet Learning Area requirements. Assessment is based on tertiary studies and must be Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 7 or above to be considered. Equivalent international tertiary qualifications are accepted and will be assessed on application.

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

To learn more about learning areas you can visit our FAQs – Master of Teaching (Secondary) Learning Areas page or FAQs – Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship page.

Learning areas guide

Learning AreaRequirementsAccepted UoM subject codes (not exclusive)

**Accounting

Major or Minor in AccountingACCT

Art (Visual Arts & Design)

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

FINA

ARCH

DPSS

GDES

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.

FINA

ARCH

DPSS

GDES

**Business Management

Major or Minor in Business ManagementMGMT

Commerce and Business Studies

Two Minors from the following:

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

ACCT

ACTL

BMGT

FNCE

ECON

BLAW

MKTG

BISY

**Drama A

Major or Minor in one of the following:

DRAM

THTR

MUST

**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:

DRAM

THTR

MUST

**Economics

Major or Minor in Economics

ECON

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)

English: ENGL

Creative writing: CWRI

Linguistics: LING

**Health

Major or Minor covering all of the following areas:

  • Health
  • Human Development
  • Family
  • Nutrition

NUTR

HLTH

NURS

POPH

ANAT

BIOL

BIOM

FOOD

CEDB

MIIM

PHYS

History

Major or Minor in history

HIST

ANCW

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.

History: HIST, ANCW

Anthropology: ANTH

Criminology: CRIM

Economy: ECON

Geography: ENV, GEOG, GEOL

Politics: POLS, INTS, PADM, PPMN

Legal studies: LAWS

Philosophy: PHIL

Sociology: SOCI

Australian Studies: INDG

**Legal Studies

Major or Minor in legal studies

BLAW

LAWS

Languages

Note: Learn more about taking an approved language test and the Statement of Equivalence here.

Major study in a 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.

CHIN

CLAS (Latin)

FREN

GERM

HEBR

INDO

ITAL

JAPN

SPAN

Mathematics

Major or Minor in Mathematics MAST

**Media Studies

Major or Minor in Media Studies

MECM

FLTV

JOUR

SCRN

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.
MUSI

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.

MUSI

**Physical Education

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

 

**Politics

Major or Minor includes International Relations.

POLS

INTS

PADM

PPMN

**Psychology

Major or Minor in Psychology

PSYC

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.

Biology: ANAT, ANSC, BIOL, BIOM, BCMB, BMEN, BMSC, BIEN, BOTA, BTCH, PATH, CEDB, ATOC, MEDS, MIIM, NEUR, ZOOL, ECOL, PHYS, VETS

Chemistry: CHEM, CHEN, BCMB

Environmental science: ENST, ENVS, ZOOL, ECOL, ERTH, ENSC, GEOL, GEOG, NRMT, FRST, ENEN

Physics: PHYC, ELEN, ENGR, CVEN, MCEN

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.

Biology: ANAT, ANSC, BIOL, BIOM, BCMB, BMEN, BMSC, BIEN, BOTA, BTCH, PATH, CEDB, ATOC, MEDS, MIIM, NEUR, ZOOL, ECOL, PHYS, VETS

Chemistry: CHEM, CHEN, BCMB

Environmental science: ENST, ENVS, ZOOL, ECOL, ERTH, ENSC, GEOL, GEOG, NRMT, FRST, ENEN

Physics: PHYC, ELEN, ENGR, CVEN, MCEN

General science: SCIE

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.

History: HIST, ANCW

Anthropology: ANTH

Criminology: CRIM

Economy: ECON

Geography: ENV, GEOG, GEOL

Politics: POLS, INTS, PADM, PPMN

Legal studies: LAWS

Philosophy: PHIL

Sociology: SOCI

Australian Studies: INDG

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)
LING (See codes for Languages)

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

Please note: Not all subjects with the listed subject codes can be accepted as eligible as the basis of learning area assessment. If your subject codes are not listed here, please send your academic transcript to mgse-admissions@unimelb.edu.au for a preliminary learning area assessment. Kindly note that transcripts must be in English and that this assessment can take up to five business days to process.


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