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Teaching in the Secondary School

Postgraduate | CUR-MTS500 | 2024

Know what it means to be an effective secondary teacher. Examine your professional responsibilities, teacher identity, ethics, legislation, and professional growth. Equip yourself to handle diverse teaching contexts.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024

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Teaching in the Secondary School

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. analyse, model and reflect on effective learning environment verbal and non-verbal communication strategies and how these might be improved to establish a plan for professional learning
    2. employ a range of frameworks to determine personal and professional learning needs to develop plans for professional growth
    3. distinguish key characteristics of effective teachers and explain their ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational responsibilities
    4. research and explain the current Secondary teaching context in relation to the cultural, political and social forces that shape education
    5. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-SEC-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
  • CUR-EDS-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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