Master of Teaching at Monash University, Australia
Are you seeking a career that provides the opportunity to inspire and nurture future generations? If so, the Monash Master of Teaching is designed for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who want a rewarding career as a global educator and teacher.
Through engagement with contemporary ideas and practices, you will develop the professional knowledge and skills needed to foster the learning of students of various ages and diverse needs. As a result, you will become an effective educator, able to design learning experiences that ensure your future students have the right balance of challenge and support to progress in areas such as the arts and music, English, mathematics, physical education, health and wellbeing, science and humanities.
Professional teaching experience is attained by completing a minimum of 60 days of teaching practice throughout the course in urban, rural, remote or international settings and schools. This includes the opportunity to teach in locations such as China, Cook Islands, India, Italy, Malaysia and South Africa.
An education degree provides an excellent basis for diverse careers in the classroom, in government or in private enterprise. When you choose the Master of Teaching at Monash University, you will graduate ready to transform the lives of others through learning.
About the Master of Teaching
This graduate entry course prepares you for a career as an educator in one of five streams:
- Early years education
- Early years and primary education
- Primary education
- Primary and secondary education*
- Secondary education*
* Accelerated option available where course can be completed in 1.5 years instead of two years
Each programme is structured in three parts:
Orientation studies - These studies provide an orientation to the field of Education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, and the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context.
Specialist education studies - These studies will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to thoughtful, innovative and evidence-based practice within your chosen specialisation as well as acquiring the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
Applied professional practice (60 days) - 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.
How to apply
Prospective students will need to hold an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent from another country) with at least a credit average (60%), or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the Faculty of Education considers to be equivalent.
Students applying for the specialisation in Primary and Secondary Education must also have appropriate discipline studies to qualify for one or two specialist teaching areas. Further information including a full list of specialisations here.
Admission into this degree is assessed on the results of previous studies, where these studies have taken place and meeting other requirements, including English language and specialisations where applicable.
Accreditation in Australia
Graduates of Monash’s Primary and Secondary specialisations can seek registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach in schools in Victoria.
Early years specialisations are accredited by ACECQA, which qualifies you to work as a teacher in licensed pre-schools and childcare centres.
Tuition fees 2017: Approximately AU$27,800 per year.