MC220 - Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education)

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Plan: MC220P19 - Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education)
Award abbreviation: MTeachPrac(SecEd)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: AUSCY City Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 070105
CRICOS code: 098980D

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Purpose of the Program

The program has been designed for you to develop and enhance professional teaching skills through sound knowledge of theory, contemporary practice and issues in Secondary Education. This program will also enable you to teach in national and international contexts, subject to local registration requirements. You may also be able to work in non-traditional educational settings, private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations.

You will critically engage with relevant professional and theoretical knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and education. While building knowledge and skills you will learn to investigate emerging theoretical trends as they apply to your teaching practice, including the latest technologies used in the field. This suite of skills and experiences will underpin and be informed by your research and critical assessment of complex education directions and issues.

You will undertake a series of work integrated learning experiences in schools and other educational settings throughout the program. During these experiences you will progressively demonstrate achievement of each descriptor of the AITSL Standards for Graduating Teachers. You will also undertake a capstone teaching performance assessment in the final year that comprises your final teaching placement and an action research project. During your final teaching placement you will demonstrate effective classroom teaching practice including; data interpretation, planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting. You will conduct the action research project and write a report on the impact the development of your practice has on student learning.

Successful completion of your final teaching performance assessment and a record of successful performance against all AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards are requirements for graduation. On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner with specialized knowledge of the education discipline.  You will be eligible to apply for teacher registration and teach in schools. You will gain skills in global contexts for research and life-long learning to enable you to confidently contribute to the education sector. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support your teaching practice. Through critical reflection you will work ethically and collaboratively with colleagues and external professional and community representatives.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

Upon successful completion this program, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including Postgraduate Research programs, subject to each program’s entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

This plan has been discontinued. The last intake will be semester 1, 2023.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), that includes a major in a specialist area and a minor in a second specialist area. 

For secondary teaching specialist areas, see the MC220 program webpage.  

English language requirement

If you did not complete your bachelor degree in English at an approved institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America, you must complete one of the following English proficiency tests or an another approved Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) English Language Test.

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.5 (with 7.0-reading, 7.0-writing, 8.0-listening, 8.0-speaking)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 102 (with minimum of 24 in Reading, 28 in Listening, 26 in Speaking and 27 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum overall score of 72 (with minimum communication band of 65 in Reading and Writing and 79 in Listening and Speaking)

The test must be taken no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date.

Literacy and numeracy test

In order to register with VIT, students are required to pass a literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to graduating from their program. This test is mandated by the Federal Government and is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts and must be successfully completed by the end of the first year of the program.  For more information please see

Casper Test

All applicants must sit the Casper test which satisfies the AITSL requirement for a non-academic test of aptitude for teaching. The Casper test is used by many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is an online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional judgement and attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit

Other Requirements

Victorian Institute of Teaching language requirements

To register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), all applicants who did not complete their bachelor degree in English at an approved institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America need an academic IELTS of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0 with a score of 8.0 in speaking and listening.

Working with children check

Please note that to undertake Professional Experience courses in the program, you must provide a satisfactory working with children check. If you are not able to provide this, you will be unable to complete the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The MC220 Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) (

In order to teach in Victoria, graduates must be registered with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) ( Further information on the registration process and requirements can be found here.

To register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching all applicants who did not complete their initial tertiary qualification in English at an approved institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America need a minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 7.5, with individual band scores required at 7.0 for Reading, 7.0 for Writing, 8.0 for Listening and 8.0 for Speaking.

Industry Links

The School of Education has many links with industry, which take on a variety of forms including; schools, educational institutions and community organisations. The program is taught by academics who have strong professional links and current experience in the education sector. In addition we regularly engage outside educational experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current and emerging developments in education.

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you

need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

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