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 schools in our network often approach us directly with job prospects. There are regular opportunities for teachers to move into roles that influence and shape the direction of a school. Our program ensures graduates have the capabilities and confidence to move into leadership positions and make a difference.


The Master of Teaching (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. Graduates may apply for registration to teach in Australian schools.

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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.

*Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018-2020


Janneke Koenen

After having children herself, Janneke's interest in children's development was reignited.

I chose to study at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education because I was drawn to the clinical model of teaching that they offered. I have really enjoyed studying at MGSE. There is a wonderful sense of community and collegiality, both amongst the students and between students and staff. The subjects have been really stimulating and I feel that they have prepared us well for the start of our teaching careers and our ongoing professional development.

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