Redefine your future as a teacher

Training to become a teacher at Melbourne is a unique experience. We are the only university in Australia that applies a clinical model of education, bringing together theory and practice in a way that gives you powerful insights into children and young people and how they learn.

Through our innovative curriculum, you will develop the professional skills to create high-impact learning environments and work with learners of all abilities to identify and support their individual learning needs as they evolve over time. We are known for producing some of the best teachers in the country and around the world.

We take a holistic approach to teaching, recognising the role teachers play in supporting the emotional, social, ethical, and academic needs of children and young people. We will equip you with important skills such as establishing safe learning environments, promoting positive behaviours to nurture wellbeing, and encouraging future generations to adopt an ecological mindset through sustainable practices.

In the final year of the Masters courses, candidates undertake a professional learning experience deeply exploring an area of learning of their choice. This includes placements relevant to their chosen topic which can be done in schools or early childhood centres as well as in non-education settings such as hospital, museums, art galleries and more. This experience provides an opportunity for reflection and growth that aligns with the continuous professional learning approach in teaching practice.

This course prepares you to specialise in early years learning and development. You will receive an in-depth understanding of child learning and development, as well as professional practice in early childhood settings, preparing you to operate in multi-disciplinary fields involving care, education and health.

Duration 2 years full time / 3 years extended
Mode On-campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)14 December 2022
Closing date (INT)31 October 2022

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This course is for those seeking dual registration to teach in early childhood settings (0 - 5 years) and across all primary years (5-12 years) as a generalist teacher. Become a confident early childhood and primary teacher with unparalleled support throughout your studies and teacher placements.

Duration 2 years full-time / 3 years extended
Mode On-campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM) 14 December 2022
Closing date (INT)31 October 2022

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This course prepares graduates to teach across all primary years (5 - 12 years) as a qualified generalist teacher. You will obtain in-depth knowledge in literacy, numeracy and also build on your understanding in arts, health, physical education, wellbeing, science, humanities and languages.

Duration 2 years full time / 3 years extended
Mode On-campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)14 December 2022
Closing date (INT)31 October 2022

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This course prepares graduates for secondary teaching (12 - 18 years) in a wide range of curriculum areas and provides a qualification in two learning areas. You will develop the professional and leadership skills required to support learners of all abilities.

Duration 2 years full time / 1.5 years accelerated / 3 years extended
Mode On-campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)14 December 2022
Closing date (INT)31 October 2022

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Attain a world-class Master of Teaching qualification while getting paid to teach in a Victorian secondary school.  Become part of a highly-supported group of teachers earning a salary and learning on the job while you study.

Duration2 years full-time
Mode On-campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)30 August 2022
Closing date (INT)Course available to domestic students only

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This course qualifies graduates to teach in early childhood settings from birth to age five. Students will learn how to engage children to be contributing citizens by creating experiences that foreground Indigenous Worldviews and sustainability.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)2 Jan 2023

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Our Master of Teaching graduates leave with an impressive 95.9% graduate employability rate.^

Study with Australia’s leading university for Education.

Our students receive unparalleled teacher support from a mentor teacher and teaching specialist.

^Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2020
No. 12 globally, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Education

This course has taught me so much about how children learn, educational theory and also a lot about who I am as a teacher. I leave with a teaching qualification, and also the ability to be a leader, an advocate for social justice and a critical thinker.

Yasmine Luu
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) Alum
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