Monash University

Master of Teaching

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Peninsula or Clayton
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$37,000 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

Do you want a career that provides the opportunity to inspire and nurture future generations and which allows you to share your expertise with young learners? If so, the Master of Teaching at Monash University is for you. It is designed for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who want a rewarding career as a global educator and teacher.

Monash offers  a variety of teacher education programs:

  • Early childhood and primary education
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education (accelerated)
  • Secondary education

Please contact OzTREKK to discuss your program options.

Program

Master of Teaching (Primary)
The Master of Teaching (Primary) will prepare you to teach children (5–12 years of age) in primary schools from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

You will actively engage with contemporary theories, concepts and practices of primary education, developing inclusive practices to meet children’s diverse needs and building a repertoire of strategies to manage children’s learning in classroom settings.

All the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities, digital technologies, science, and health and physical education are included.

Your expertise within the key primary curriculum areas of English/literacy or mathematics/numeracy, will be enhanced by completing extended studies in one of these areas.

Additionally, you’ll develop effective strategies for assessing children’s development within specific learning areas and will learn to design experiences that ensure students’ ongoing learning progress.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) specialization will prepare you to teach adolescents (12–18 years of age) in secondary schools from grades 7 to 12 in two teaching areas.

You will actively engage with contemporary theories, concepts and practices of secondary education. You’ll also develop inclusive teaching and learning practices to meet a diverse range of adolescents’ cognitive, social and emotional needs, while building a repertoire of strategies to manage their learning in classroom settings.

You’ll engage in the development and evaluation of various teaching approaches relevant to adolescent learning.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree with different disciplines, as primary teachers must have general knowledge in several different subjects.

For the Secondary programs, you 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 are required to have completed five full credits in English and four full credits in history within your undergraduate degree.

Monash University Secondary Teaching Methods
Business, biology, chemistry, computing, drama, economics, English, ESL, geography, history, languages, legal studies, math, media, music, physics, psychology, science, SOSE (humanities), visual arts

Additional Requirements
All applicants must sit CASPER, a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant’s personal and professional attributes. CASPER can only be taken online, between September and January. Please contact OzTREKK for details.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.