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Master of Learning and Teaching Specialisation Secondary (MOLT)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Be ready to teach in two years

Do you have a passion to teach and work with adolescents and young adult learners to shape their learning and education? If you have a Bachelor degree in a field other than education, the Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) will enable you to become a secondary school teacher, provided you meet all other entry requirements.

Within this program you will discover an in-depth understanding of secondary teaching in Queensland, with a masters level degree allowing you to graduate with a high level of employability.

Work with students in Years 7 to 12

A Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) will equip you with the teaching methods, knowledge and confidence to work, inspire and educate adolescents and young adults. You will be highly employable in the state, Catholic or private school sectors.

Want the skills you acquire training to be a teacher but not necessarily keen to be in the classroom? Teaching-related skills of communication and educational management are also in demand in careers such as sport and leisure centre management, personal training, life coaching and other professions in the human services.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) are eligible to apply to the Queensland College of Teachers for registration. 

In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the LANTITE before the successful completion of 8 courses. Please register for the LANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

As a graduate of the Master of Learning and Teaching you will be eligible for teacher registration. This presents many exciting opportunities of finding employment as a teacher throughout Queensland and the world. 

The other specialisation within the Master of Learning and Teaching is Primary education.
Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x core courses 8
8 x Secondary specialisation courses 8
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18980

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline other than education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 7.0.
  • All applicants must supply a copy of their academic transcript to show how their previous study and qualifications satisfy the discipline study requirements for two (2) distinct teaching areas that are aligned to the subjects taught in secondary schools. 
  • Complete a questionnaire and provide written statements to address the key competencies of effective teachers. The criteria for selection includes capabilities such as motivation to teach, suitability for the teaching profession, learning activities and leadership responsibilities. Refer to the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.