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 worldwide
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.
Monash University offers two dual level streams within it's Master of Teaching. Choosing one of these streams enables students to experience teaching across a wider range of ages.
- Early Years and Primary Education - Work with children from 0 - 12 years
- Primary and Secondary Education - Work with children from 5 - 18 years
Contact Study Options to find out more about the different streams Monash University offers within the MTeach.
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.
Anyone can learn – but not everyone can teach. It takes gifted, hard-working people, who are just as passionate about inspiring young people as they are about educating them. All applicants will now need to complete a non-academic selection component when applying for the Master of Teaching. You’ll be required to complete a mandatory online 90-minute computer-based test – CASPer.
Professional 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.
Start date: Semester 1 (February)
Duration: 2 years full time* or 1.5 years accelerated
* Studying the 2 year programme means you will be eligible to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) after graduating
"My decision to study the Master of Teaching at Monash literally changed my life. My partner and I made the decision to relocate from Perth to Melbourne after acceptance onto the course. It was a huge undertaking for us to move over with all the usual concerns regarding finance, relocation and wondering if it was going to be the right choice.
"Since the move we have been very little free time but have been inundated with opportunity. I'm around 3 months from completing the course, which has been amazing. I feel like a completely different person to the one who packed two people's lives into the back of a car over 18 months ago. I've completed 3 practical placements and I am just about to start the final placement. I have already been offered employment upon completion of the course and hope to be able to stay and work in Australia.
"Monash University is fantastic and completely prepares you to enter the workforce as a qualified educator. If we hadn't taken the risk of leaving Perth to begin this programme, we wouldn't be in the position we are today ready to begin the rest of our lives.
"Thank you Study Options. You were the catalyst, the transition was made possible through your service. There is so much information to look at it when you start the process yourself, but the expertise you provided made the decision manageable and I recommend the service to anybody who asks."