Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • CRICOS Code: 093406G

Where will this take me?



The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited at professional level 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. This means, at the end of your studies, you’ll be provisionally registered with the VIT as a secondary teacher. Our teacher education courses are ranked the highest in Victoria for overall course satisfaction and teaching quality, plus 96 per cent of our graduates gain employment within four months of graduation, meaning you’ll be a highly-employable teacher candidate on completion.^

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

The Master of Teaching program will also benefit in other career areas such as government (policy reform), research and community roles. Community opportunities include children’s services coordination, youth health and wellbeing, assessment and evaluation and quality regulation and assessment.


Through your education studies, teaching placements and research projects, you will develop strong professional and personal connections with community and industry that will open doors to an outstanding future.


Finish your course confident of gaining employment, thanks to the excellent reputation of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. We have been ranked as #1 in Australia and #12 in the world for Education*, meaning a degree from us is a globally-recognised achievement.

Meet our master of teaching (secondary) alumni: Athena Kavaleris

Athena Kavaleris Master of Teaching (Secondary) student

Athena completed the Master of Teaching (Secondary) research pathway after graduating from her Bachelor of Arts with the University of Melbourne. The mix of practical classroom teaching and educational theory has enabled her to better reflect on her own teaching methods, and she hopes to one day return to complete a PhD. Athena shares, "The reason why I chose Secondary teaching was because we are at that transition phase in a student's life. You're there to see them progress through to adolescence and then adulthood when they exit school. It's really amazing seeing that transition of students and also being the one to guide them through that."

Read Athena's story

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education 

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

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.