Accreditation summary template

National summary statement about the accreditation process

The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.

In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.

More information on the accreditation process may be found at: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.

Jurisdiction QLD
Provider University of Queensland
Program title Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Program type Postgraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 2 years
Minimum program duration 2 years
Stage of schooling Secondary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus
Campus location(s) St Lucia
Date of current accreditation 30/10/2017
Accreditation outcome* Five-year accreditation period
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 30/12/2022
Quality assurance processes in place

Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to:

  • Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment data
  • Final Professional Experience Report data
  • Performance data for Critical Tasks
  • Supervising teacher surveys
  • Graduate tracking data and surveys
  • Student Evaluation of Course and Teaching (SECaT)
  • National collections such as QILT.

Program description and rationale

To graduate with a Master of Teaching (Secondary), students are required to complete 32 units in education and two discipline teaching areas.

Discipline teaching areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Digital Technologies
  • Drama
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film, TV and New Media
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Instrumental Music
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology

The UQ Master of Teaching (Secondary) is open to students with an approved undergraduate degree looking to qualify as a secondary school teacher.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) includes 70 days of supervised and assessed professional experience in secondary schools.

For further information, including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/master-teaching-secondary-5685

 The University of Queensland Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA).

* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including:

  • submission of an annual report on the operation of the program
  • prior approval of any significant changes to the program
  • employment of only registered teachers to supervise or assess the work of a preservice teacher in a prescribed school.