Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM

Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.

Lead the future of STEM






Why Teaching at Western?

We all had that one teacher who made a difference in our life. The one who influenced us beyond just subject matter. Western prepares you to be that person – with the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM.

This degree explores the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and prepares you to meet the demands of the 21st century. You will learn how to inspire your secondary-school students to actively participate in and embrace these vital areas of learning.

Get ready to teach tomorrow and beyond.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing an appropriate degree program.

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register with the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA). Graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.

Top 50 Worldwide for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education

Western is ranked 37th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.

Program structure

Are you interested in teaching high school students and inspiring future leaders? Review an overview of the program structure options below based on your current or most recent program of study to determine which is right for you.

This program includes dedicated professional experience in high school settings as well as theory and curriculum subjects. 

For further information, subject options and program structure are outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying and admission requirements.

What is your most recent qualification?

Are you completing a STEM related bachelor program? 

Transition into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM and complete it in 2 years full-time.  

Are you nearing the end of your master, or PhD program?

Transition into the accelerated Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM and complete it in 1.5 years at the completion of your program. 

Offering flexible course progression and strong employability outcomes for post-graduate science students like you, the accelerated Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM has been customised to cater for your study and life commitments. 

With recognition of your prior learning in research and project-based subjects, this program will allow you to commence work after completing 50% of the program.

Have you recently started a master, or PhD program?

Study the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM part-time alongside your current post-graduate program and graduate with two post-graduate qualifications. 

Fees and delivery

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for domestic students. 

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $29,736*

Delivery: On campus

Why choose the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM?

As STEM education is an area of national priority, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM will prepare you to meet the demands of the 21st century and provide a unique opportunity for a rich and rewarding career in science and educational contexts. 

Western is one of only three providers of the STEM and Technology teaching areas within NSW. 

You will complete tailored placments in schools that exemplify STEM education and be trained and mentored by leaders in STEM and secondary STEM education.

The program will allow you to join the teaching workforce in areas of national priority such as chemistry, biology, physics, investigating science, mathematics, earth and environment, and STEM. 

Prepare to provide high calibre science education to secondary schools across Greater Western Sydney and beyond. 



Start your unlimited journey today.

"This program has taught me new ways to understand mathematical concept. I want to spread my newly developed passion for mathematics to the world through teaching."

— Alycia Noble. Bachelor of Mathematical Science (pathway to Teaching Secondary) / Master of Teaching STEM

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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