Master of Teaching (Secondary)

    • CRICOS Code: 093406G

    What will I study?


    In the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will become an active member of a school in your first semester. This means you can connect what you learn at university with what you learn in the classroom.

    Gain unique skills to assist individual learning needs

    The Master of Teaching will help you develop your interventionist educational skills through the clinical teaching framework. 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.

    Learn more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's clinical framework.

    Course structure

    • 200 points of coursework
    • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years, or
    • Full-time study (accelerated mode), comprising three semesters over 18 months with summer and winter term subjects.

    Your first three semesters focus on teaching in learning areas, with a strong emphasis on Clinical Teaching practice and preparation for independent teaching. In your second year you will choose between a coursework option (which includes a capstone experience and electives) or a research pathway. The electives are designed to expand your professional knowledge in areas of interest and provide opportunities in national and international settings.

    For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Secondary).

    Course diagrams

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - course map (PDF, 71 KB)
    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - accelerated course map (PDF, 71 KB)

    Course schedule

    Please note: the Commonwealth Government of Australia now requires all students undertaking initial teacher education courses in Australia to pass a literacy and numeracy test.

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    The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is completed in 200 points of study over two years full time. Teacher Candidates complete 7 core subjects, 2 Learning Area study sequences (or a double sequence), and 3 Clinical Teaching Practice subjects which incorporate the secondary school placements, and subjects in either the Coursework or Research options.The options include:Coursework: a capstone experience and electives; or Research*: 50 points of research preparation for entry to higher degree research programs. Note there is no elective in the Research Option, so an extra 12.5 points will have been completed.* In order to be eligible to apply for the Research Pathway Option, Teacher Candidates must achieve an average of at least H2A (75%) in the first 112.5 credit points of the program. All Teacher Candidates must meet the following course progression requirement: The satisfactory completion of the Australian Commonwealth Government’s National Literacy & Numeracy Test administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (independently of The University of Melbourne) is necessary in order for each Teacher Candidate to progress beyond 112.5 credit points (standard full time) or 125 points (Accelerated Mode) and continue to the final phase of their course.Failure to satisfactorily complete the Test by this progression point will result in referral to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Student Progress Sub-Committee and may result in exclusion from the course. Excluded Teacher Candidates may be granted an early exit award of a Graduate Diploma in Pedagogy (Secondary) (subject to satisfactory completion of relevant subjects). Alternatively they may be withdrawn from the course.