Monash University

Master of Teaching



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 $37,000 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline No set deadline*


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 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, including

  • Master of Teaching Primary
  • Master of Teaching Secondary
  • Master of Teaching Secondary  (accelerated; offered over 1.5 years)
  • Master of Teaching Primary and Secondary Education
  • Master of Teaching Primary and Secondary Education (accelerated; offered over 1.5 years)

Please contact OzTREKK to discuss your program options.


The Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specializations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.

  • Part A: Orientation studies
  • Part B: Specialist education studies
  • Part C: Applied professional practice

For primary education, you will develop teaching skills and knowledge in such learning areas as mathematics, the arts, English, history, science, health and well-being, and information and communication technologies.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) focuses on adolescent learning and the nature of education, classroom teaching and practice in schools, education and its relationship to society and planning, implementation and evaluation of the school curriculum. This program is equivalent to a two-year program undertaken within 1.5 years’ time.

Professional placements
Professional experience placements in educational settings relevant to your teaching specialisation will enable you to connect the theoretical components your course with practical aspects of teaching and learning under the valuable guidance of practitioners. You will also study the complex and powerful role that teachers have as leaders in classroom, school, and community settings, with the power to change, and develop strategies to enable you to take your place as an active contributor to shaping education locally and globally.

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 strict application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.