Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

  • CRICOS code: 107556H

Where will this take me?


Highly employable

Our graduates are prepared for the challenging work of being a teacher, which sets them apart with employers. We are known for producing some of the best teachers in the country and are often approached directly with job prospects.

There are regular opportunities for teachers to move into roles that influence and shape the direction of a school or early childhood service. Our program ensures graduates have the capabilities and confidence to move into leadership positions and make a difference.


The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) is accredited 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, and by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Graduates may apply for registration to teach in Australian schools and early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to twelve years.

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This program also benefits other career paths in government (policy reform), research and community roles including:

  • children’s services coordination
  • youth health and wellbeing
  • assessment and evaluation
  • quality regulation and assessment.

Industry connections

You will develop connections with community and industry that will open doors to an outstanding future through your studies and placements.

Research pathways

Graduates interested in pursuing a research pathway, can apply for the Master of Education (Research) which provides research training experience for potential entry to the PhD-Education.

Meet Master of Teaching (Early Childhood & Primary) candidate: Jessica Lee

For Bachelor of Science graduate and Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) candidate, Jessica Lee, the University of Melbourne has enabled her to discover what she’s passionate about, build new skills and feel empowered to make a positive impact.