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Teaching gives you the opportunity to directly impact the lives of children and young people. It’s an incredibly important vocation with diverse job opportunities, and it allows you to use your undergraduate degree in a new and rewarding career.

If you hold a bachelor degree and now have a passion for teaching, this highly regarded two-year teaching qualification will give you the skills to graduate ready for a career in a primary or secondary school setting.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) offer a mix of online learning, face-to-face classes, and practical experience in a supportive environment. Complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or via part-time study.

Learn how to design lesson plans, integrate technology into curriculum design, and develop strategies to promote effective learning. You’ll learn the skills necessary to cater to different learning capabilities, and to track students’ development. You’ll also build your interpersonal and relationship management skills and be able to foster student participation in the classroom.

The integration of learning theories and practice is key to these courses. They also have an emphasis on innovative placement models and offer exciting opportunities for urban, regional and international placements.

Career opportunities

Choose a Masters of Teaching to begin your teaching career.

You'll have the expertise and experience to work in government, Catholic and independent schools. You could also explore opportunities in a diverse range of areas including:

  • educational leadership
  • children's services
  • educational administration
  • private tutoring.

A postgraduate teaching qualification will prepare you to work in a broad range of educational contexts such as:

  • government departments
  • private sector organisations
  • community organisations
  • consultancies
  • non-traditional learning settings.

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Professor Sally Knipe

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Associate Professor Sally Knipe

Director of Teacher Education
La Trobe University
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

A veteran secondary school teacher, Sally was elected to the New South Wales Board of Studies, which inspired her move into higher education.

‘I was originally a secondary school teacher and during the course of the career I was elected to a curriculum committee for the New South Wales Board of Studies where I met an academic who gave me insights into what it would mean to gain additional qualifications and move into the higher education sector,’ she said.

But it’s about more than just teaching the teachers for Sally, with the current Master’s program being rebuilt under her watch to address some of the challenges in teacher education.

This includes setting new program standards for accreditation, making the program more focused on diversity, and more closely marrying theory and practice.

There is also a new focus on understanding the teaching process understanding how children learn and the impact teachers have on student learning.

Course details for local students

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$21,600 per 120 credit points
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga; Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 1.5 years accelerated
Prerequisites:
Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4. Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area for primary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For a primary focus these may include; Science, Mathematics, Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance/Media Studies), Humanities (Geography, History), Languages, Physical Education/Health, English, IT. NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Professional recognition:
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$21,600 per 120 credit points
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga; Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 1.5 years accelerated
Prerequisites:
Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4. Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For secondary teaching, students must qualify in either one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the above listed disciplines. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
All initial teacher education programs are required to be reaccredited with the VIT every five years. Consequently, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Professional registration may require an application to VIT and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact vit.vic.edu.au for details.
Additional information:
You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Child Development and Family Engagement
  • Building Inclusive Communities of Learners
  • Introduction to Health and Physical Education
  • Professional Experience: Primary English/Literacy

Trimester 2

  • Cultural and Indigenous Perspectives
  • Primary Maths/Numeracy
  • Science Design and Technologies
  • Professional Experience: Managing Learning Environments

Trimester 3

  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • Learning Differences and Pedagogy
  • Primary Art and Cultural Engagement
  • Humanities for the 21st Century

Year 2

  • Education and the Law
  • Teacher Research Project
  • Professional Experience: Graduate Outcomes Assessment

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Primary

Enhance your undergraduate degree with this two-year teaching qualification and graduate with the skills you need to work as a primary school teacher. You'll graduate career-ready with the skills and knowledge to work in government, independent and Catholic schools across Australia.

You’ll be taught through blended online learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes, delivered in three
five-day blocks on campus. To build practical teaching experience, you'll participate in 60 days of supervised teaching practice and complete a practitioner research project.

You can complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or part-time over a longer period.

Secondary

Add a secondary teaching qualification to your undergraduate degree and use your specialised discipline knowledge to teach what you love. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to work in secondary schools.

You'll be taught through blended online learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes in three five-day blocks. To build your classroom experience, you'll also undertake 60 days of supervised teaching practice.

You can complete your study in two years full-time, accelerate so you finish within 1.5 years, or extend your study over a longer period.

During your last semester, you'll develop your research skills and undertake a research project, preparing you to apply for further research should you wish.

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Teaching gives you the opportunity to directly impact the lives of children and young people. It’s an incredibly important vocation with diverse job opportunities, and it allows you to use your undergraduate degree in a new and rewarding career.

If you hold a bachelor degree and now have a passion for teaching, this highly regarded two-year teaching qualification will give you the skills to graduate ready for a career in a primary or secondary school setting.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) offer a mix of online learning, face-to-face classes, and practical experience in a supportive environment. Complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or via part-time study.

Learn how to design lesson plans, integrate technology into curriculum design, and develop strategies to promote effective learning. You’ll learn the skills necessary to cater to different learning capabilities, and to track students’ development. You’ll also build your interpersonal and relationship management skills and be able to foster student participation in the classroom.

The integration of learning theories and practice is key to these courses. They also have an emphasis on innovative placement models and offer exciting opportunities for urban, regional and international placements.

Career opportunities

Choose a Masters of Teaching to begin your teaching career.

You'll have the expertise and experience to work in government, Catholic and independent schools. You could also explore opportunities in a diverse range of areas including:

  • educational leadership
  • children's services
  • educational administration
  • private tutoring.

A postgraduate teaching qualification will prepare you to work in a broad range of educational contexts such as:

  • government departments
  • private sector organisations
  • community organisations
  • consultancies
  • non-traditional learning settings.

It’s your time

Step up to postgraduate study.

Apply now

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Professor Sally Knipe

Staff profile

Associate Professor Sally Knipe

Director of Teacher Education
La Trobe University
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

A veteran secondary school teacher, Sally was elected to the New South Wales Board of Studies, which inspired her move into higher education.

‘I was originally a secondary school teacher and during the course of the career I was elected to a curriculum committee for the New South Wales Board of Studies where I met an academic who gave me insights into what it would mean to gain additional qualifications and move into the higher education sector,’ she said.

But it’s about more than just teaching the teachers for Sally, with the current Master’s program being rebuilt under her watch to address some of the challenges in teacher education.

This includes setting new program standards for accreditation, making the program more focused on diversity, and more closely marrying theory and practice.

There is also a new focus on understanding the teaching process understanding how children learn and the impact teachers have on student learning.

Course details for international students

Master of Teaching (Primary) (093381A)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
28,000
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga; Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
UG & PG (incl HDR) Option 4 - Academic 7.5, no band less than 7.0 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic module with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing - where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening ON ENTRY.
Academic entry requirements:
1. Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4 (credit) 2. Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For a primary focus these may include; Science, Mathematics, Arts, Humanities, Languages, Physical Education, etc. 3. All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. * Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Teaching qualification are advised not to enrol in this course.
Professional recognition:
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit teacheredtest.acer.edu.au
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Teaching (Secondary) (093382M)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
28,000
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga; Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
UG & PG (incl HDR) Option 4 - Academic 7.5, no band less than 7.0 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic module with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing - where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening ON ENTRY.
Academic entry requirements:
1. Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4 (credit) 2. Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For secondary teaching, students must qualify in either one double (Drama, Mathematics, Physical Education and Visual Arts) or two single method-teaching areas from the above listed disciplines. 3. All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. * Applicants who hold Bachelor of Teaching qualification are advised not to enroll in this course.
Professional recognition:
All initial teacher education programs are required to be accredited with the VIT every five years. Consequently, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Professional registration may require an application to VIT and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact vit.vic.edu.au for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Child Development and Family Engagement
  • Building Inclusive Communities of Learners
  • Introduction to Health and Physical Education
  • Professional Experience: Primary English/Literacy

Trimester 2

  • Cultural and Indigenous Perspectives
  • Primary Maths/Numeracy
  • Science Design and Technologies
  • Professional Experience: Managing Learning Environments

Trimester 3

  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • Learning Differences and Pedagogy
  • Primary Art and Cultural Engagement
  • Humanities for the 21st Century

Year 2

  • Education and the Law
  • Teacher Research Project
  • Professional Experience: Graduate Outcomes Assessment

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Primary

Enhance your undergraduate degree with this two-year teaching qualification and graduate with the skills you need to work as a primary school teacher. You'll graduate career-ready with the skills and knowledge to work in government, independent and Catholic schools across Australia.

You’ll be taught through blended online learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes, delivered in three
five-day blocks on campus. To build practical teaching experience, you'll participate in 60 days of supervised teaching practice and complete a practitioner research project.

You can complete this degree through an accelerated 18-month path, or part-time over a longer period.

Secondary

Add a secondary teaching qualification to your undergraduate degree and use your specialised discipline knowledge to teach what you love. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to work in secondary schools.

You'll be taught through blended online learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes in three five-day blocks. To build your classroom experience, you'll also undertake 60 days of supervised teaching practice.

You can complete your study in two years full-time, accelerate so you finish within 1.5 years, or extend your study over a longer period.

During your last semester, you'll develop your research skills and undertake a research project, preparing you to apply for further research should you wish.

Contact us