Secondary teaching specialist areas and prerequisites

Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education

To be eligible you must have a major study in one secondary teaching area listed below. In addition, you must have at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum.

Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

To be eligible you must qualify for two teaching specialist areas or one double teaching specialist area listed below. You must have completed a major sequence in one of your teaching areas, the second area can be a minor*.

  • A minor according to Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) equates to a total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline studies taken over two years. In most programs this equates to four units, with no more than two at first year level.
  • A major according to VIT equates to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. In most programs this equates to six units, with no more than two at first year level and no less than two units at third year level.

Secondary teaching specialist areas available at Monash

Accounting

Major or minor in accounting

Biology

Major or minor in Biology - includes studies such as Anatomy, Biochemistry, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Ethology, Evolution, Genetics, Human Biology, and Microbiology, Physiology, and Zoology.

Business Management

Major or minor in Business Management

Chemistry

Major or minor in Chemistry - includes Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Biochemistry

Drama

Major or minor study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama)

Economics

Major or minor study in Economics

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Major or minor study in one of Linguistics, a second language (i.e. not the applicant’s first language) or appropriate TESOL Studies

English

Major or minor in Literature or Literary Studies

General science

Major or minor in one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (Geology), Environmental Science, General Science, or Physics.

Geography

Major or minor in Geography

Health

Major or minor in Health Studies - includes Health and Wellbeing, Human Development, or Nutrition

History

Major or minor in History

Information and Communication Technology

Major or minor in Computer Studies or Information Technology

Languages
(Single and Double discipline)

Major study in a Language

Note: Native speakers of a language may seek a statement of equivalence from an Australian university.  This will deem that knowledge and competence in the native language meets the major level study standards required.

Limited places are available for the LOTE (Chinese) teaching method.

Legal Studies

Major or minor in Legal Studies or Criminology

Mathematics

Major or minor in Mathematics. (Statistics is acceptable provided it is taken within a Mathematics Department)

Media Studies

Major or minor in Media Studies, Film or Journalism

Music (Single and Double discipline)

Major sequence in Music and appropriate practical skills (equivalent to AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical Music)

Physical Education

Major in Physical Education - includes Sport Science, Exercise Science .

Physics

Major or minor in Physics - includes Astrophysics, Cosmology, Electronics

Social Education

Major or minor in one of the following areas: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, or Sociology

Visual Arts (Single and Double discipline)

Major study in Art - includes Art, Craft, Computer-generated Art, Sculpture, Photography, and recognising expertise in materials such as pottery, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal.

* There are some teaching specialist areas for which we always require a major sequence. They are Languages other than English (LOTE), Music, Visual Art and Physical Education.