Teaching - D6001


Professional entry master degree

At Monash, we foster the urge to teach. To share expertise and inspire future generations. Whether you’re coming straight from prior studies, or at a turning point in your career, this degree is your fast-track to becoming a leading educator.

Breaking down this degree

To be eligible, you’ll need to have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. From here, you’ll:

  • Specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education (or a combination)
  • Earn a Masters degree, no matter what your specialisation is
  • Have a range of opportunities to take on professional placements.

What you’ll be learning

This degree is designed to meet the priorities and needs of modern teaching. Through studying contemporary ideas, practices and policies, you’ll build the skills and knowledge to become a research-driven leader with the ability to bring out the best in young people from a diversity of backgrounds.

Led by some of the brightest educators in Australia, you’ll have opportunities to turn theory into practice with professional work experience in urban, rural and global locations such as China, the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, the UK and UAE.

Look ahead to an exciting career

With such high demand for excellent teachers across early childhood, primary and secondary education, this degree opens up a range of exciting opportunities. It’s also a fantastic launching pad for careers beyond the classroom, in areas like government and private enterprise.

About registration and accreditation

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach in a Victorian school. This includes preschool and kindergarten.
  • Check in with local teacher regulatory bodies about any extra requirements – whether you’re planning to work here or overseas.
  • Specialisations in early childhood education are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This means you can work in licensed preschools and childcare centres in Victoria, and your qualifications are accepted in most other states and territories.
  • All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the VIT using national accreditation standards. This means your qualifications will be accepted in Victoria and all other states and territories.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
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)


An Australian bachelor 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.


All applicants must sit Casper unless they are applying for the Master of Teaching in Early Childhood Education only. 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. The test is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability for the teaching profession.

To register for your sitting or find out more about the test visit https://takealtus.com/

Please note we only require the Casper test; Snapshot by Altus is not accepted.

Casper is only available online and must be taken once per admission cycle and prior to your Monash course commencement date. To ensure you meet the Casper deadlines for your application go to https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

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.

Inherent requirements

To complete your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the abilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve specific core learning outcomes, these are called inherent requirements.

Find out more about inherent requirements for this course.

The course is structured in two parts. Part A: Specialist education studies and Part B: Applied professional practice.

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)

Applications are currently open and will close on 20 January, 2023.

Please note, 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 are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)


Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

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


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.


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.