Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 089566D

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


Combine your passion for the arts with a desire to inspire the generations of tomorrow, with a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Our school-based learning programs and professional learning placements ensure you are ready to teach today and into the future.
Fast-track your studies and graduate with two versatile degrees in just four years. The 14 arts majors on offer, including history, media studies and drama, complement your teaching expertise while diversifying your career options.

In both streams of study, you will be prepared for the challenges of professional life through practical learning. Deakin’s Professional Experience Program provides the perfect preview to your future role in teaching. Get a taste for what it is like to be a secondary educator and develop your skills in the real world by learning from and with experienced teachers.

Course structure:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete a total of 36 credit points of units comprising of:

Bachelor of Arts studies:

1. 2 approved Arts major sequences of at least 8 credit points each selected from the following listing OR 1 approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points selected from the following list and a Dance or Drama minor sequence of at least 4 credit points:

One of Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics and Policy Studies or Sociology

One of English - Children's Literature or English - Literature

One of Arabic or Chinese or Indonesian or Spanish

One of Visual Arts or Photography


Dance (minor only)

Drama (minor only)

Media Studies

2. 4 elective units selected from another of the groups of Arts major disciplines listed above.

Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or from the A300 major of History among their electives.

3. 4 credit points selected from:

EDU201 Educational Psychology

EDU202 Educators and Learners

EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education

EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology

EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education

EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development

4. Students must complete no more than 10 credit points at level 1

5. Students must complete at least 6 credit points at level 3

Students are also required to complete,

Academic Integrity AAI018Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) in order to graduate from their course.

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 and meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. An alternative exit from D303 with an A300 Bachelor of Arts award is available to students with a WAM of less than 60.

A Working with Children Check and completion of Casper selection is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) studies:

Students must complete:

7 core units (8 credit points)

2 curriculum study units in first teaching specialist area

2 curriculum study units in second teaching specialist area

This course includes 60-days of supervised professional experience, and students must successfully complete the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,000 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 4 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C


Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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