Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

What will I study?


You will study how to become an effective secondary school teacher, with practical application of skills in managing the class, engaging students and understanding the wider contexts of secondary education. You will begin your studies with an introduction to student wellbeing and engagement. This will help you to understand the critical theoretical perspectives and the relevant state and school based legislative and policy contexts, including provision for students with disabilities.

Through studies in evidence-based teaching, the Master of Teaching will help you develop interventionist educational assistance. 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.

Study structure

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is comprised of 13 subjects worth 200 points of study. The course is taken over two years of full-time study and is structured around four campus-based study intensives, supplemented by academic study conducted across the year online. The four intensives are held as follows:

  • Study Intensive 1 (November intake): Six weeks (Year 1, from November to January)
  • Study Intensive 2: One week (Year 1, July)
  • Study Intensive 3: One week (Year 2, January)
  • Study Intensive 4: One week (Year 2, July)

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How will I study?

Over two years, you will learn how to become an effective secondary school teacher through a combination of on-campus intensives, online study and a paid teaching position in a Victorian school. In school, you will teach and lead your own classes while continuing your academic studies, with support and mentoring from the University and your school. Our integrated program means you can make an impact in the classroom while you study.

University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

Learning areas

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is designed to help schools address workforce shortages. The availability of all learning areas is subject to school vacancies and the selection and matching process. The following learning areas are available:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce and Business Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music A and Music B
  • Physics
  • Science – General
  • SOSE
  • Visual Arts & Design and Visual Arts & Design - Additional

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