Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • CRICOS Code: 093406G

Course overview

  • 2 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students


  • Become a highly effective secondary teacher
  • Flexible study: 2 years full-time | 18 months accelerated | 3 years extended
  • Unparalleled support during your studies and placements
  • Graduate extremely employable
  • Become eligible for provisional teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • International exchange opportunities available

Become a highly qualified secondary teacher with specialist knowledge in two learning disciplines. With a focus on student-centred learning, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) curriculum brings together theory and practice in a way that will give you powerful insights into young people and how they learn. Benefiting from an extensive network of partner schools across all sectors, you’ll become an active part of a school early in your studies. This allows you to connect what you learn at university with what you learn while teaching, with an unparalleled level of support throughout. The teacher placements you undertake are across a wide variety of schools, giving you a broad experience of different types of education settings.

Deon Entwisle - Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Who is the course for?

If you hold an undergraduate degree in any field, and are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, this degree is for you. Students who have completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne have access to a Guaranteed Entry pathway into the Master of Teaching. This includes early admission into the Master of Teaching and a Commonwealth Supported Place (for Domestic students only). The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is also ideal for those looking to make a career change into teaching after working in an unrelated field.

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If you’re a year 12 student, you can secure your place in the Master of Teaching program with one of our new Graduate Degree Packages, comprising both a Bachelor’s and Master’s qualification.

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Why choose the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with us?

Our renowned qualification is known for producing some of the best teachers in the country, with both independent and government schools often approaching us directly with job opportunities for teacher candidates. The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1 in Australia and #14 in the world.*

We’re the only initial teaching degree in Australia to use an Evidence-Based Teaching framework, putting research at the heart of what we do. MGSE is at the cutting edge of teaching and research, meaning you’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts.

These factors combined mean you will finish your course confident of gaining employment. We rank with a high employment rate, with 96 per cent of our graduate’s gaining employment within the first four months of graduating.^

Support while you learn

With international opportunities and an extensive network of placement schools available for our teacher placements, our placement support is the most comprehensive of all programs in Victoria. We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Master of Teaching (Secondary) students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. You will receive ongoing support – unlike any other university – both on campus and while on placement. As you learn, you will be supported by a Mentor Teacher and a Teaching Specialist.

Indigenous Support and Knowledge

We offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne for Indigenous students, via Murrup Barak. Find out more here. We are also working to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula project. Find out more here.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education

^Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2017-2019