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University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Teaching

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University and Faculty: The University of Melbourne
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Program: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 4 million
Student Population: 47,000
Campus Location: Carlton, downtown Melbourne
Program Duration: 1.5 - 2 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Intake: February 2017
Est. Indicative Total Tuition: MTeach (Primary) $67,371;
MTeach (Secondary) $66,550 (2016)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) prepares graduates to teach the primary years in all curriculum areas, with additional specialist knowledge in literacy and numeracy education.

Teacher candidates complete the Master of Teaching (Primary) over two years. The first three semesters focus on teaching across all curriculum areas and preparation for independent teaching. The final semester provides specialized study of literacy and numeracy teaching, focusing on meeting individual needs, with a strong emphasis on practical teaching. It includes a number of electives that are designed to provide candidates with options to expand their professional knowledge in areas that are significant to schools today.

The course will develop future primary teachers with a deep professional understanding of how children learn, the knowledge they need to learn, and the ways in which teachers can structure learning most effectively for each student.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares graduates for the specialist areas of secondary teaching, across a wide range of curriculum areas.

An early exit option with the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) is available. This qualifies graduates to work as secondary teachers and comprises 150 points (equivalent to 1.5 years of study), taken in either accelerated mode (one calendar year) or reduced mode (two years).

Students who wish to complete the additional 50 points to graduate with the Master of Teaching (Secondary), have four modes to choose from: induction, internship, research and professional development.

Unique Features of the Program

Master of Teaching candidates gain a large amount of valuable practical experience, supported by a network of school and university experts. The course links theory closely to practice and prepares graduates to meet the teaching needs of individual students.

Independent research shows that 90% of Master of Teaching graduates considered themselves either "well" or "very well" prepared for the classroom.

Why Canadians Like the Program

The University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia and is recognized internationally for its high teaching standards, prestigious international links, and the quality of its academic staff. Canadians studying the Master of Teaching know they are receiving exceptional teacher education.

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Master of Teaching (Secondary)—including the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching ( Secondary)—are accredited in the state of Victoria.

With the Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualifications, students are also eligible to apply for teacher certification in Canada.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible for admission, you must have

  • successfully completed, at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • have achieved a 65% average or above; and
  • successfully completed the Teacher Selector.

For the Master of Teaching (Primary), the University of Melbourne would also like to see that you have undertaken courses in a couple of different disciplines within your undergraduate degree, as Primary teachers must have general knowledge in several different subjects.

For the Master of Teaching (Secondary) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), applicants must also meet the requirements for two teaching methods. The university is generally looking for four to five full credits in a first method and another three to four full credits in a second method. For example, if you would like English as your first teaching method and History as your second, you would be required to have completed five full credits in English and four full credits in History within your undergraduate degree.

Teacher Selector is an survey used by the University of Melbourne's Master of Teaching selection committee to determine whether applicants have the right skills for the Master of Teaching. Teacher Selector comprises three main modules: Self, Ability, and Social Interaction. Each module may include a different number of open-response or multiple-choice items. The overall survey will take about 70–90 minutes to complete. Students may be asked to upload some documents in the beginning of the survey. For more information about this step of the application process, please contact Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston.

University of Melbourne Secondary Teaching Methods

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Humanities, Information Technology, LOTE, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science, TESOL, Visual Arts

Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2016 intake closed December 10, 2015. For information about the 2017 intake and to apply,

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston

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