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Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Develop an advanced understanding of secondary Education with extensive placement experience and specialist teaching knowledge. You will gain the expertise to create supportive learning environments for students in secondary school. Learn real-world classroom skills that will prepare you to teach in state, Catholic and independent schools.

Support rural and remote communities

Accelerate your learning with extensive hands-on experience

#1 in Australia

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Education

Advance your career

Expand your employment opportunities through elevated thinking


  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree which includes subjects in two teaching areas appropriate to curriculum in Australian secondary schools

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course



Course detail

Real stories

  • Student studying Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)


    Madelain Benedetti

    Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

    This course has given me a wealth of teaching experience in many schools, both guided by an experienced educator and as an independent teacher. This has allowed me to develop my own ‘teacher identity’ – an integral aspect of being an educator. I have made some fantastic friendships that I know will last a lifetime.

  • Studied Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)


    Jonathan Walsh

    Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

    I chose the Master of Teaching and Learning because it leveraged my existing education, knowledge and skills and focused them for a meaningful career in education. The best part was applying what we’ve learnt to real-life teaching situations with access to the best teaching experts that North Queensland has to offer.

  • Student of Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

    International student - Malaysia

    Yong Mei Mun

    Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

    I was considering a career change from being a scientist to a teacher and I was really attracted to JCU’s Master of Teaching and Learning program. The professional placements and internship mean I get to put my knowledge and skills into practice, which will greatly assist me in becoming a qualified educator.

  • A headshot of Dr Greg Burnett with a maroon background.


    Dr Greg Burnett

    Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

    The Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) degree attracts students from very diverse work and life backgrounds. It’s wonderful to think that these students will soon be in secondary schools making a difference in young people’s lives.

  • Head of Campus, Kirwan State High School


    Stephen Baskerville

    Head of Campus, Kirwan State High School

    We find that JCU graduates have highly developed professional knowledge and an openness to continuous learning. The level of practical experience they gain in their degrees helps them to transition quickly to full time teaching. JCU graduates have a strong understanding of teaching in a regional or remote context.