Where will this take me?

Overview

Highly employable

Our graduates are prepared for the challenging work of being a teacher which sets them apart with employers. They are greatly sought after by schools and early childhood services in our networks. We are known for producing some of the best teachers in the country and we are often approached 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.

Careers

To work in schools as a secondary teacher graduates can apply for provisional registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Teaching paths include: Accounting; Art; Business Management; Drama; Economics; English; Health; History; Humanities; Legal Studies; Languages; Mathematics; Media Studies; Music; Physical Education; Politics; Psychology; Science; Society and Environment; and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

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.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2022 course is seeking reaccreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Once accredited, graduates can apply for registration to teach in schools with children aged twelve to eighteen years. Please note: The Master of Teaching courses offered prior to 2022 are accredited.

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

Hayley is a secondary school teacher at a regional school in Victoria. After graduating from the University of Melbourne with an Arts degree – and a stint in London – she returned to begin a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Hayley believes that regional schools have their advantages, "There are a lot more professional development opportunities at a regional school due to smaller numbers and fewer staff wanting to take on leadership roles, and I have taken every opportunity that has come my way."

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.