Master of Teaching

If you already hold a degree in another discipline, a Master of Teaching will qualify you to become a teacher.

This course will equip you with core teaching skills and explore pathways in specialist postgraduate units and research. It allows you to specialise in one of five areas:

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"Teaching brings me joy." Emily Davison is an actor and now pre-service drama teacher who sees drama as a way of creating more empathy in the world. Her passion is infectious.

Early childhood education
Early childhood education
Clayton campus
60 days professional experience
Qualify to teach in childcare, kindergarten and preschool settings, and to support children’s transition to school
Early childhood and primary education
Early childhood and primary education
Clayton campus
70 days professional experience
Qualify to teach in early childhood and primary education settings
Primary education
Primary education
Peninsula campus
60 days professional experience
Qualify to teach in primary education settings
Primary and secondary education
Primary and secondary education
Clayton campus
60 days professional experience
Qualify to teach in both primary and secondary schools, specialising in one secondary specialist teaching area
Secondary education
Secondary education
Clayton campus (available in accelerated mode)
60 days professional experience
Qualify to teach in secondary schools, specialising in two secondary specialist teaching areas (or one double teaching area)

Professional Experience

You will complete a minimum of 60 days of supervised teaching practice throughout the course. Your professional experience can be undertaken in urban, rural or remote settings and schools.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, we will not be offering any international professional experience opportunities in 2021.

Read more about teacher placements.

Professional Recognition

To teach in a Victorian school, graduates must be registered with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Students planning to register and work as school teachers or early childhood teachers in Australia or overseas should check registration requirements with local teacher regulatory bodies in case additional requirements apply.

Specialisations in early childhood education are accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority(ACECQA). This means that these qualifications will be accepted for early childhood teacher registration in Victoria and most other Australian states and territories, which qualifies you to work as a teacher in licensed preschools and childcare centres in Victoria. If you plan to teach in a preschool or kindergarten setting then you’ll need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using the national accreditation standards. This means that these qualifications will be accepted for school teacher registration in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.


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.

Other entry requirements

For a full list of entry requirements into this course visit Study at Monash.

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“I love teaching. I find great joy in it. I just can’t wait to be in the classroom.”

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