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The Master of Teaching has the flexibility of allowing students to gain a teaching qualification in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching.
The course also offers the option of a dual qualification in Early Childhood and Primary, or Primary and Secondary. [NB: the option of dual qualifications is only available over two calendar years]
The Master of Teaching course leads to an intellectually demanding, stimulating and rewarding career in teaching.
The course enables applicants to undertake any one of the three teaching strands (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teaching). The primary and secondary teaching strands is available on campus at the Melbourne Burwood Campus and in off campus mode. The Early Childhood teaching strand is available on campus at Burwood and in mixed mode (a combination of intensives and online studies) at the Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong.
The Master of Teaching provides an authentic assessment of professional practice (the Teacher Performance Assessment) as evidence that each graduate is 'work ready'.
|Melbourne Burwood Campus||Primary, Secondary||Full time (On Campus)|
Part-Time (Off Campus)
|Melbourne Burwood Campus|
Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong
|Early Childhood||Full time (On Burwood Campus)|
Mixed Mode (Intensives and online at Waurn Ponds)
|Off Campus||Primary, Secondary||Part-time|
The course will normally be completed in 1.5 years by undertaking studies in Trimesters 1, 2, 3, and Trimester 1 in the following year. Students may complete the course in two calendar years without undertaking Trimester 3 studies, (i.e., in Trimesters 1 & 2, 1 & 2.) or the part-time equivalent (ie., 2 units per trimester x 8 trimesters.
Students are required to complete a total of 16 credit points which include:
Dual credentials may be taken in Early Childhood* and Primary, or Primary
and Secondary combinations. These are completed over 2 years of study or
The Master of Teaching has been developed in response to the national and international trend for postgraduate qualifications for entry into teaching and to meet the increasingly complex and challenging role of the teaching professional.
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Primary or Secondary teacher through the Victorian Institute of Teaching, or to be employed as an Early Childhood teacher.
The Master of Teaching is an investment in your career. Courses are offered as Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) as well as on a fee-paying basis. In some cases tuition fees are tax deductible or eligible for an employer-provided subsidy.
Australian citizens can access an interest free loan to cover their tuition fees through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP which allows you to defer payment. Further details can be obtained by visiting www.goingtouni.gov.au.
As a student of the Master of Teaching coursework program you may be eligible for student income support from the Federal Government.
To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy, you will need to be studying full time and satisfy all other eligibility requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.
Please contact Centrelink on 13 2490 or visit the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Student Income Support site for further information about masters courses income support and student income support entitlements.
For Primary teachers considering Early Childhood Education qualification
DEECD Scholarships information This information would be particularly beneficial to Primary Teachers in rural areas who can increase their employment potential by being qualified to teach in a kindergarten setting as well as primary schools.