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Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Become a highly-effective secondary teacherFlexible study: 2 years full-time | 18 months accelerated | 3 years extendedUnparalleled support during your studies and placementsGraduate extremely employableBecome eligible for full teacher registration...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

  • Become a highly-effective secondary teacher
  • Flexible study: 2 years full-time | 18 months accelerated | 3 years extended
  • Unparalleled support during your studies and placements
  • Graduate extremely employable
  • Become eligible for full teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • International exchange opportunities available

Become a highly-qualified secondary teacher with specialist knowledge in two learning disciplines. With a focus on student-centred learning, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) curriculum brings together theory and practice in a way that will give you powerful insights into young people and how they learn. Benefiting from an extensive network of partner schools across all sectors, you'll become an active part of a school early in your studies. This allows you to connect what you learn at university with what you learn while teaching, with an unparalleled level of support throughout. The teacher placements you undertake are across a wide variety of schools, giving you a broad experience of different types of education settings.

Entry requirements

English Language
IELTS 7.0+
TOEFL 600.0+
PTE 65.0+
CAE 185.0+

Study locations


What you will learn

During the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course, you will develop the skills to become a confident and highly-effective secondary school teacher. Early on in your course, you will become an active member of a school in your first semester. This means you will connect what you learn at university with what you learn in the classroom. The Master of Teaching will help you develop your interventionist educational skills. You'll develop the professional skills to assess, diagnose and support the individual learning needs of all students, and work with learners of all abilities.


Career pathways


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited at professional level by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) according to the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Graduate Standards and Initial Teacher Education Program Standards. This means, at the end of your studies, you'll be provisionally registered with the VIT as a secondary teacher. Our teacher education courses are ranked the highest in Victoria for overall course satisfaction and teaching quality, plus 96 per cent of our graduates gain employment within four months of graduation, meaning you'll be a highly-employable teacher candidate on completion.^

Teaching paths include: Accounting; Art; Business Management; Drama; Economics; English; Health; History; Humanities; Legal Studies; Languages; Mathematics; Media Studies; Music; Physical Education; Psychology; Politics; Science; and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

The Master of Teaching program will also benefit in other career areas such as government (policy reform), research and community roles. Community opportunities include children's services coordination, youth health and wellbeing, assessment and evaluation and quality regulation and assessment.

How to apply

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