|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|
|Campus Location:||Carlton, downtown Melbourne|
|Program Duration:||1.5 - 2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Total Tuition:||MTeach (Primary) $61,074;
MTeach (Secondary) $60,330 (2014)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
To be eligible for admission, you must have
For the Master of Teaching (Primary), the University 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.
Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota
Application Deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for this program, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady