Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

  • CRICOS code: 107556H

The experience


The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)

Ranked #1 in Australia and #14 in the world for Education*, we are a vibrant and exciting place to study where you can join the best and brightest education professionals and become part of a community committed to changing lives through education.

We have a strong focus on education research and evidence-based practices. You will be taught and supported by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after teacher. Explore our academic staff profiles here.

Support while you learn

We prepare you to become leaders in the profession with confidence to teach in early childhood and classroom settings.

With our extensive network of schools and early childhood services, our placement program is the most comprehensive in Victoria. Alumni and employers speak highly of their placement experiences.

We take pride in the excellent support we can offer you, particularly the guidance when leading a class for the first time. From semester one, you will become an active member of a school or early childhood community to implement what you learn at university. You will receive ongoing support from a Mentor Teacher and Clinical Specialist.

Indigenous support and knowledge

We welcome and support Indigenous students and offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

We are working to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project.

The student-led representative body, the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA), support graduate coursework and research students, enable collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff and encourage potential future Indigenous graduate students.

Life at Melbourne

Located on the city side of the University’s Parkville campus, we are a short walk to the CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market, cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Whilst you’re studying in Melbourne, we ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education


Emily McDonald

Emily had no experience working with children when she joined MGSE, but her teacher placement has given her confidence going into the classroom.

I am really looking forward to gaining employment as a graduate teacher and continuing to develop my practice. Ideally I would love to work in a setting that has opportunities for me to work across early childhood and primary levels, however, I am open to where teaching might take me. It’s exciting to think of all the different places my career can take me - regional areas, the UK - anywhere really!

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