Do you want a career that provides the opportunity to inspire and nurture future generations and which allows you to share your expertise with young learners? If so, the Master of Teaching is for you. It is designed for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who want a rewarding career as a global educator and teacher.
Our innovative curriculum combines theory and professional experience, providing you with the knowledge, skills and professional values to become an effective educator. You can choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these.
Through engagement with contemporary ideas and practices, you will develop the professional knowledge and skills needed to foster the learning of students of various ages and diverse needs. As a result, you will become an effective educator, able to design learning experiences that ensure your future students have the right balance of challenge and support to progress in areas such as the arts and music, English, mathematics, physical education, health and wellbeing, science and humanities.
You will engage with current education priorities and policies, and learn how to apply these in practice to develop a set of professional values and commitments that will position you as a research-informed future education leader.
You will gain professional experience by completing a minimum of 60 days of teaching practice throughout the course in urban, rural, remote or international settings and schools. This includes the opportunity to gain teaching experience in locations such as China, Cook Islands, India, Italy, Malaysia and South Africa.
An education degree provides an excellent basis for diverse careers in the classroom, in government or in private enterprise. When you choose the Master of Teaching at Monash University, you will graduate ready to transform the lives of others through learning.
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The course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specialisations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.
Part A: Orientation studies
These studies provide an orientation to the field of Education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, and the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context within which children's and young people's learning takes place. You will also develop your understanding of literacy as the basis of how we learn, both formally and informally, across the age span.
Part B: Specialist education studies
These studies will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to thoughtful, innovative and evidence-based practice within your chosen specialisation. You will acquire both the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings, and the specific knowledge required to apply these principles in particular school learning areas.
Part C: Applied professional practice
Professional experience placements in educational settings relevant to your teaching specialisation will enable you to connect the theoretical components your course with practical aspects of teaching and learning under the valuable guidance of practitioners. You will also study the complex and powerful role that teachers have as leaders in classroom, school, and community settings, with the power to change, and develop strategies to enable you to take your place as an active contributor to shaping education locally and globally. If you are in a single sector specialisation, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an extended professional project.
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