Postgraduate Teaching

Shape and influence the lives of young people.


For students who have already completed an approved undergraduate degree, the Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary) provides you with a unique pathway to a rewarding career.

There is great demand for specialist and highly educated teachers, with the Department of Jobs and  Small Business predicting an 11.2% growth in the Education and Training sector^*.

In the Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary), you will focus on understanding adolescent behaviour and promoting well-being, as you take courses on contemporary educational issues and practice which are relevant to both the middle and secondary years (years 7-12).

This postgraduate degree offers multiple opportunities to learn and hone pedagogical skills in teaching placements across SA high schools and is studied in accelerated mode over 1.5 years.

Upon accreditation of this program with the Teachers’ Registration Board of South Australia, graduates are registered to teach in South Australia and in most cases, interstate and overseas.

The University of Adelaide is SA's highest ranked university for education, and in the top 100 worldwide. The University of Adelaide is South Australia's number one university for graduate employability and our degrees build a strong foundation for an outstanding career in education.

Career options

The Master of Teaching provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. Our graduates have successfully been employed by a number of institutions upon graduation, with a rate of 93.5% overall employment for Teacher Education graduates^^^*.

Average graduate salary

$80,000 median graduate starting salary*, 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, October 2018.

Study in Adelaide

Located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural and shopping precinct

The University of Adelaide is the only university in SA where you can study teaching in the city.


Eliza Dickson, Master of Teaching

"The University has provided me with a wonderful education in both music and teaching. I stayed at the university for my Masters because the staff and students on campus are wonderful, caring and so willing to help. The facilities are incredible and the campus has become my second home."

^^^*medium term (3 years after graduation) outcomes for Teacher Education postgraduate coursework graduates, 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, October 2018.

^*Projected to increase over the next five years, supported by growth in the school aged population, continued strength in the international education sector, growing demand for adult and community education and continuing growth in part-time workers and non-teaching staff in the industry. Industry Employment Projections, 2018, Department of Jobs and Small Business.