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Master of Teaching (Secondary) for 2014

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Why study Master of Teaching (Secondary)?

Monash has been ranked the sixth best university in the world at which to study Education in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. This ranking is based on academic peer reviews, employer reviews and citations per research paper from academic staff. As a student in the Faculty of Education, you will learn from leading academics and researchers and will have access to the latest teaching and learning technology and student support services

Secondary school teachers perform one of society's most responsible roles. They guide, mentor and educate adolescents at a crucial stage of their learning lives. Our program prepares you to teach in secondary schools, while also allowing you to build on the skills developed in your undergraduate degree.

You will be part of a dynamic faculty that marries research rigour with experience. You will benefit from learning alongside our experienced secondary education academics and leading researchers.

The Master of Teaching will build on strengths acquired in your undergraduate degree. You will study the foundations of education along with two specialist areas drawn from your previous tertiary studies. These specialisms will ultimately be what you are qualified to teach in secondary schools.

An wide range of specialist teaching areas are available for students to choose from including: accounting, biology, business management, chemistry, drama, economics, English, English as a second language (ESL), geography, health, history, information technology/computing, Jewish studies, languages other than English (LOTE), legal studies, mathematics, media studies, music, outdoor education, physical education, physics, science, social education and visual arts. For more information, please see our list of specialist teaching areas and prerequisites.

To be assessed for specialist teaching areas prior to applying we recommend visiting the VIT website where they will assess your eligibility for a fee.

Your studies will focus on adolescent learning, classroom teaching and practice, education and society, and curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation. Core units include education policy and practice, the theory and practice of learning and teaching, fostering student engagement, and the teacher as a professional.

As part of the course, you will complete two method units and two depth units. Depth units are completed in the last semester of study - you have three streams to choose from:

  • Advanced professional learning: Gives you the opportunity to select units in areas you're interested in to advance your professional knowledge. You can select from approved postgraduate level units including: literacy studies, educational technologies, music education, math and science education, TESOL, inclusive and special education, gifted education and more.
  • Professional inquiry: Provides you with the opportunity to work with a school to investigate an educational issue that is of mutual interest. Together with the school you will develop and implement a project that will benefit the school community.
  • Research: This option develops your understanding of research and allows you to undertake a research project that can then lead to doctoral (PhD) studies. The first unit expands your understanding and appreciation of educational research perspectives, methods and research ethics. The second unit involves a research project of a topic of your interest, drawing from knowledge gained from the first unit.

For more information, please visit the depth units page on our website.

You will also gain valuable classroom experience by completing a minimum of 60 days of satisfactory professional placements throughout the course. These placements connect the theoretical components of your studies with the practical aspects of teaching. If you want the chance to teach overseas, consider an international professional placement. This amazing opportunity gives you first-hand teaching experience in locations such as the Cook Islands, Malaysia and South Africa.

For more information on the course structure visit the coursemap page.

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Please note:

At Berwick campus the course is offered in accelerated mode and is completed in 1.5 years studied in extended semesters.

Limited secondary specialist teaching areas will be available via off campus study. They are currently:

  • English
  • General
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music 1 and 2
  • Science
  • Studies Of Society And Environment (SOSE)
  • Visual Arts 1 and 2

Professional recognitions

Australian

Graduating from this program qualifies you to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the statutory authority that regulates and promotes the teaching profession in Victoria. Like other professions that involve positions of trust and responsibility, teachers must be registered to practise their profession. The VIT registers teachers working in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools.

International

If you want to teach interstate or overseas, you should check the registration requirements with local authorities.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 6,044 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 17,800 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

January

Attendances

  • On-campus at Berwick: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 4201

CRICOS code: 074395G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Course Enquiries
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
monash.edu/education

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 22,500 AUD
This is an accelerated course where you will be required to undertake more than the Standard Annual Load of 48 credit points in Year 1 in order to complete the course in 1.5 calendar years. The fee quoted is based on 48 credit points of study for one standard year. Therefore you will be required to pay a higher fee in Year 1 where more than the 48 credit points is required.

Intakes

January

Attendances

  • On-campus at Berwick: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 4201

CRICOS code: 074395G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification.

Students are also required to qualify for two single teaching specialist areas, or one double teaching specialist area. See the faculty website for more information.

Applicants should also indicate that they will accept any teaching area for which they are deemed qualified.

Applicants should also meet the faculty's English Language Requirements.

Extra requirements

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

Students will be required to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification.

Students are also required to qualify for two single teaching specialist areas, or one double teaching specialist area. See the faculty website for more information.

Applicants should also indicate that they will accept any teaching area for which they are deemed qualified.

English requirements for international students

See the English Language Requirements web page

Special entry requirements

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

Students will be required to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.