Teacher training at Monash University, Australia
Master of Teaching
Master of Teaching
Are you seeking a career that provides the opportunity to inspire and nurture future generations and which allows you to share your expertise with young learners?
The Master of Teaching at Monash University is a teacher training programme for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who want a rewarding career in education.
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. You will become an effective educator, able to design learning experiences that ensure your students have the right balance of challenge and support to progress.
You will gain professional experience 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 gain teaching experience 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 course prepares you for a career as a teacher 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:
1. Orientation studies. These provide an orientation to the field of education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, as well as the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context.
2. Specialist education studies. These 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.
3. 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
Applicants will need to hold a UK undergraduate degree with a minimum credit average (60%), or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the Faculty of Education considers to be equivalent.
Students applying for the specialisation in Secondary Education must also have appropriate discipline studies to qualify for two specialist teaching areas. Monash offers over 20 different specialist teaching areas at secondary level.
Students applying for the specialisation in Primary and Secondary Education will only need to have an academic background in one secondary subject (‘primary’ effectively acts as the second specialism). This stream is unique to Monash in Australia.
For further information on your eligibility to apply for any of the five streams and for a full list of specialisations contact a Study Options student advisor.
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 2016: Approximately AU$27,000 per year.