Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This Master of Teaching specialisation qualifies graduates to teach children from 12 to 18 years of age in secondary schools in specific curriculum areas. Students develop an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching and acquire a perspective of teaching as the power to change. They develop their understanding of teaching and learning approaches for secondary school as these address adolescents' cognitive, social and emotional development. Students widen their appreciation of teaching approaches to engage adolescents and learn to effectively assess and report on their learning. Specialist study provides the knowledge required to become a teacher in two subject areas such as such as English, mathematics, the sciences, history, social education, languages, the arts, business, health and physical education, or applied/vocational learning. Students learn how inclusive practices meet a diversity of student needs and build a repertoire of strategies to manage classroom settings. Professional understanding and skills are extended through 60 days of professional experience, and students learn to generate and reflect on evidence to evaluate their practice and build professional judgement. This specialisation prepares students to become effective and proactive leaders and educators in secondary school education.


Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Students must complete:

  • EDF4120 Learning at the heart of teaching
  • EDF4121 Teaching: The power to change
  • EDF4122 Teaching partnerships: Working with families and communities
  • EDF4123 Literacy across the years
  • EDF5016 Inclusive teaching
  • EDF5017 Numeracy for learners and teachers
  • EDF5018 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • EDF5019 Teacher as professional leader
  • EDF5040 Lifelong and workplace learning
  • EDF5041 Engaging adolescent learners
  • EDF5941 Secondary professional experience 1 (0 points)
  • EDF5942 Secondary professional experience 2 (0 points)
  • EDF5943 Secondary professional experience 3 (0 points)
  • EDF5944 Secondary professional experience 4 (0 points)
  • Secondary method 1A and 1B
  • Secondary method 2A and 2B

plus one of the following extended professional learning options:

* This unit is only available by invitation. It may provide a pathway to a research degree.

Secondary method units

Students select secondary teaching method units in the teaching specialisms for which they have been approved. Refer to the full list of available secondary method unitssecondary method units (

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for course progression advice.


60 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in secondary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation ( for information.

Relevant courses

D6001 Master of Teaching