Teaching - D6001

Teaching

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.

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 years/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.

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At a glance

Course Details

Duration
Full time: 2 years or 1.5 years accelerated.
Part time option available.

The specialisation in Secondary Education is available in an accelerated 1.5 calendar years mode that includes a summer session (November to February). 
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 (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average. Admission into the course is competitive and may require a higher overall average than the minimum requirement.

In addition to the above:

Early childhood and primary education

Students applying for the dual-sector Early Childhood and Primary Education specialisation must have at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum. Most undergraduate degrees cover one or more of these required learning areas, meeting this requirement.

Primary education

Students applying for the Primary Education specialisation must have at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum. Most undergraduate degrees cover one or more of these required learning areas, meeting this requirement.

Primary and secondary education specialisation

Students applying for the dual-sector Primary and Secondary Education specialisation must also have at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum and at least a major study in one secondary teaching area. Most undergraduate degrees cover one or more of these required primary learning areas, meeting this requirement.

Secondary education specialisation

Students applying for the Secondary Education specialisation must have appropriate discipline studies to qualify for two teaching specialist areas or one double teaching specialist area, with at least a major study in one secondary teaching area and a second teaching area comprising at least a minor study.

Major study: equivalent to 6 units (36 credit points) of sequential discipline study over 3 years with no more than 2 units at level 1 and a minimum of 2 units at level 3.
Minor study: equivalent to 4 units (24 credit points) of sequential study over 2 years with no more than 2 units at level 1.

CASPer

All applicants must sit the CASPer test to be considered for admission. CASPer is an 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/
Please ensure you select the Australian Postgraduate Teacher Education test.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check before being able to carry out professional experience placements.

All students enrolled in Australian initial teacher education courses must achieve a satisfactory standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduating.

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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using these course codes:

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

Round 1 applications for Semester one 2021 open on 17 August, 2020. Applications will close on 24 September, 2020.

Round 2 applications for Semester one 2021 open on 21 October, 2020. Applications will close on 20 November, 2020.

Round 3 applications for Semester one 2021 open on 5 January, 2021. Applications will close on 22 January, 2021.

Please note, we cannot guarantee that we will offer a round 3 application period as places are limited. In addition, we have limited places available in certain secondary teaching methods. We encourage you to apply early.

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

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

A$24,800

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

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.

Scholarships

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.