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Make a difference to future generations as a primary or secondary school teacher.

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree that gives you the skills and knowledge to teach in a primary or secondary school setting. The degree is designed to build upon tertiary qualifications and experience, enabling students to complete a teaching qualification in as little as 18 months with our new fast track options.

At the University of Tasmania, our Education and Teaching courses will give you core teaching skills in leadership, communication, and organisation. The content of our courses is informed by internationally renowned research in English literacy, inclusive education, arts and creativity, regional and rural education, and other areas inspired by the unique challenges and opportunities of education in Tasmania.

Practice your teaching skills in a safe and supportive environment with 60 days of professional experience placements in classrooms, graduating with the confidence to inspire the next generation.

This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board and is recognised in all Australian states and territories.

Course Options

Master of Teaching

1.5 years min, 5 years max
Hobart, Online CRICOS 070429B

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Gain an accredited teaching qualification that allows you to teach anywhere in Australia.

Learn skills to innovate your teaching with new technologies.

Learn with placements in real classrooms.

Study options

Primary Proficiencies

Prep to Grade 6

• English

• Humanities and Social Sciences

• Mathematics

• Science

• The Arts (Drama, Music, Visual or Media arts)

• Languages

• Health and Physical Education

• Technologies

Secondary Specialisations

Grades 7 to 12

• English

• Humanities and Social Sciences

• Mathematics

• Science

• The Arts (Drama, Music, Visual or Media arts)

• Languages

Fast Track

Available for both the Primary and Secondary pathways

By studying some of the units in the Winter and Summer study periods, you can complete the Master of Teaching in just 18 months, graduating at the end of Semester 2 in your second year.

You will complete the same total requirements overall. See the course breakdown below for more information.

Course breakdown

What can I study?

As a Master of Teaching student, you can specialise in primary or secondary teaching. The secondary teaching specialisation requires you to choose two curriculum teaching areas, determined by the subjects you studied in your undergraduate degree.

1

Master of Teaching

Primary Proficiencies

Year 1

  • 100 credit points of core units and;
  • Two Professional Experience placements.

Year 2

  • 100 credit points of core units and;
  • One Professional Experience placement.

2

Master of Teaching

Secondary Specialisation

Year 1 (100 credit points, two placements)

  • 75 credit points of core units,
  • 12.5 credit points in each of your two teaching specialisations and,
  • Two Professional Experience placements.

Year 2 (100 credit points, one placement)

  • 62.5 credit points of core units,
  • 12.5 credit points in each of your two teaching specialisations,
  • 12.5 credit points in a degree elective and,
  • One Professional Experience placement.

3

Master of Teaching

18 Month Fast Track

For both the Primary and Secondary specialisation you will complete the same total requirements. Some units will be studied in the Winter and Summer periods to facilitate the faster completion.

18-month fast track pathway

Year 1

  • 125 credit points of units and;
  • Two Professional Experience placements.

Year 2 (midyear graduation)

  • 75 credit points of units and;
  • One Professional Experience placement.

Career outcomes

A degree to make a difference

“Teaching is a rewarding job, you can see why you’re doing it every day. My hope is that I’m able to help, even in a small way, and have some sort of positive impact on every student I teach.”

Kate Dewar

Teacher at Hobart College and Master of Teaching graduate

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Career outlook 95.3% of recent graduates from the University of Tasmania’s postgraduate education and teaching program found employment — more than national average across Australia.*

Teaching careers across Australia are growing fast^, with schools across the public and private sectors demanding primary and secondary school teachers that a range of specialist managers that can learn how to inspire the next generation in classrooms and beyond.

*QILT Graduates Outcomes Survey 2017-2019; ^Data according to the Australian Government’s occupation projections five years to May 2024.

Secondary School Teachers

15.5%

projected job growth to 2024

Primary School Teachers

8.5%

projected job growth to 2024

School Principals

13.7%

projected job growth to 2024

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.