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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 years 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 Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (PLANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of 8 courses. Please register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) wesite.

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. 

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 2018 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 4.5 out of 7.0.
  • All applicants must show how their prior studies meet these requirements by submitting a completed Teaching Area - Form G with their application
  • From Semester 1 2018 you will be required to submit a statement addressing suitability criteria. For information on selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, please see the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses
  • Applicants for the Secondary specialisation must demonstrate through their undergraduate degree or other equivalent studies, knowledge of two defined secondary school subject areas.

English Language Requirements

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

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit 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.