Teaching - D6001


Professional entry master degree

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.

Our innovative curriculum combines theory and professional experience, providing you with the knowledge, skills and professional values to become an effective educator. You can choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these.

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.

You will engage with current education priorities and policies, and learn how to apply these in practice to develop a set of professional values and commitments that will position you as a research-informed future education leader.

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.

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Course Details

Duration Full time: 2 years, Accelerated: 1.5 years.

The specialisation in Primary and Secondary Education and the specialisation in Secondary Education are each available in an accelerated 1.5 calendar years mode that includes a summer session (November to February). This is in addition to the regular two years full time mode.

Please note: Enrolment in this course must be continuous.
Start date First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

The Monash Master of Teaching is a graduate entry course that prepares you for a career as an educator in the early childhood sector, primary schools or secondary schools - or even a combination of these. The Master of Teaching is suited to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are seeking a teaching qualification.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a pass (50%) average.

Students applying for a specialisation in Secondary Education must also have appropriate discipline studies to qualify for two teaching specialist areas or one double teaching specialist area.

Students applying for the specialisation in Primary and Secondary Education must also have appropriate discipline studies to qualify for one teaching specialist area at secondary level.

Available secondary teaching specialist areas can be viewed at the Faculty of Education website.

Admission into the course is competitive and may require a higher overall average than the minimum requirement.


All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit https://takecasper.com/. To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to http://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html.

English entry requirements

Level E
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with Listening: 7.5, Reading: 7.0, Writing 7.0, Speaking 7.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  score of 65 overall with minimum scores: Writing 65, Listening 73, Reading 65, Speaking 73 TOEFL internet-based test: score of 102 overall with Listening: 27, Reading: 24, Writing: 27, Speaking: 24

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using these course codes:

  • D60011 Master of Teaching in Early Years Education
  • D60012 Master of Teaching in Early Years and Primary Education
  • D60013 Master of Teaching in Primary Education
  • D60014 Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education (2 years)
  • D60015 Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education (1.5 years accelerated)
  • D60016 Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (2 years)
  • D60017 Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (1.5 years accelerated)

Applications for offshore international students close on 29 November, 2019. Applications for onshore international students close on 24 January, 2020.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Early years and primary education - D60012: 083045M
  • Early years education - D60011: 083045M
  • Primary and secondary education (accelerated) - D60015: 083045M
  • Primary and secondary education - D60014: 083045M
  • Primary education - D60013: 083045M
  • Secondary education (accelerated) - D60017: 083045M
  • Secondary education - D60016: 083045M

The course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specialisations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.