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What will I learn?

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.

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.


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.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Graduate School of Education



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,448.00 (22,24,862) per year
AUD $82,918 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

More details

Start date

Expected February 2023


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.