Master of Teaching (Primary)

  • CRICOS Code: 093411M

The experience


A world leader in Education research and teaching, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a vibrant and exciting place to study.


In the Master of Teaching (Primary), you’ll join the best and brightest education professionals from diverse backgrounds across Australia, and become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education. We have a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught and supported by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after primary teacher. Explore our academic staff profiles here.


With the accolade of one of the world’s most liveable cities, you’ll be in the heart of the buzz that makes Melbourne an exciting place to be. Located on the city side of the University’s Parkville campus, we are just a short walk to the CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market, and a host of 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.


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

Meet our Master of Teaching (Primary) student: Ian Scott

Master of Teaching Primary student Ian Scott

After finishing his undergraduate degree in the UK, Ian moved to Australia to travel. In Melbourne, Ian teaches as a swimming coach for a school - here, the principal suggested he enrolled on a Master of Teaching (Primary), recommending MGSE.  He reflects, "This course will extend your thinking beyond what you think a teaching career will entail, it will challenge you, build your confidence, make you more resilient, and you will meet some great people along the way.  Most importantly, I would say do it for yourself and because you want to do it."

Read Ian's story