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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Melbourne Graduate School of Education celebrates top achievers

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education celebrated the outstanding achievements of staff and students at its annual Awards Evening on May 12.

A full house of guests gathered in the Kwong Lee Dow Building to cheer on this year’s 81 award winners from a broad range of areas and disciplines across research, teaching and engagement.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education celebrates top achievers

Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Graduate School pictured with the Dean’s Honour List recipients (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

In his opening address Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Graduate School, congratulated all of the winners on their superb efforts.

“This is an important annual event and I’m delighted to celebrate the achievements of our most outstanding students and staff,” he said.

“You have all worked incredibly hard and we are proud of you.

“For the fifth year in a row we have been ranked number one in Australia and in the top 10 globally. This places us among the world’s best and is a credit to our exceptional staff, students and graduates, many of whom are here tonight.”

Master of Teaching (Primary) Graduate Anthony Curnow wowed the audience taking home four awards including

  • The Alice Taylor Scholarship for the most outstanding result in the Master of Teaching
  • The ACHPER Primary Award for the most outstanding result for the subject Health and Physical Education
  • The Valerie and Lawrence Kennedy Bursaries for students undertaking a two-week teaching placement in a remote or Indigenous area of Australia or overseas, and
  • The Dean’s Honours list for the top 2 per cent of students in each year level.

Dr Sophie Rudolph was the proud recipient of the Doctoral Research Prize for her research thesis titled, Diversity and inequality in education, while the Early Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (Early ABLES) Project Team took home the MGSE Engagement Excellence Award.

The evening also included a presentation by Dr Jason Lodge from the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education on University teaching and changing times. Dr Lodge was also awarded the MGSE Teaching Excellence Award.

The final award for the evening, the MGSE Distinguished Research Career Award, went to Emeritus Professor Patrick Griffin.

Regarded as a true giant of education, Patrick reflected on his 40-plus years in education, saying he wouldn’t have received the award it wasn’t for his ongoing collaborations with other experts.

“This award sounds like it’s an individual award but in reality, I couldn’t have done this research without the help of others,” he said.

“To our graduate teachers in the audience I say, on your own you can achieve very little. But when you collaborate with other teachers and staff members, there’s no limit to what you can do.”

University of Melbourne Master of Teaching

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the university as part of the Melbourne Model. Graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, University of Melbourne’s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

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Find out more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

New teacher education program specialising in maths and science adds up

Capturing the mind of the primary school student requires imagination, great skill and specialised teaching.

In the wake of increased pressure on schools to engage students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM) a group of universities, led by the University of Melbourne, is rethinking the role of school teachers in these specialist areas.

University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Engaging students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM) (Image credit: University of Melbourne)

Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs (ReMSTEP) is a three-year project aiming to deliver new teacher education practices that match contemporary mathematics and science with innovative and engaging teaching practice.

Led by Professor Stephen Dinham within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and working closely with collaborators at Deakin, Monash and LaTrobe universities, ReMSTEP will immerse pre-service (student) teachers into specialist maths and science training so they can deliver the highest quality teaching to young students.

“We know students’ interest in science and mathematics is declining, but Victoria is leading the charge forward. The best time to really engage with and cultivate a love of maths and science is in the primary classroom,” Professor Dinham said.

“This program will allow us to increase the quality and readiness of graduate teachers, with a focus on the introduction of new science and maths course electives and learning pathways.”

The partnerships and programs will drive major improvements in the quality of mathematics and science learning and teaching by creating programs where undergraduate STEM students and pre-service teachers work collaboratively across faculties and specialist centres to create new materials, units of study and expertise in inquiry-based classroom practices.

Minister for Education The Hon James Merlino said the establishment of ReMSTEP is a significant investment in the future and high-quality learning and teaching is critical for driving practice and policy change.

The Andrews Labor Government recently announced some exciting STEM-related initiatives as part of Education State Reforms. The STEM Catalysts program will build on our existing strengths and train 60 teachers across 30 schools to become STEM ‘catalysts’- experts who can inspire fellow teachers to bring STEM alive for students in Years 7 and 8, he said.

“We also recently announced $27 million for 200 primary maths and science specialists to work with students in over 100 of Victoria’s most disadvantaged primary schools. And our ten new Tech Schools will be high-tech centres of learning excellence right across Victoria.” Minister Merlino said.

The first annual ReMSTEP conference being held in Melbourne will examine the current state of science and mathematics teaching.

University of Melbourne Master of Teaching

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the university as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: December 10, 2015

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Find out more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Noel Pearson joins University of Melbourne

Respected indigenous Australian Noel Pearson has been named a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

An Advisor for the Cape York Partnership, and Chairman of Good to Great Schools Australia, Mr Pearson will be based at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Noel Pearson (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Hailing from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale, Mr Pearson has spent decades advancing reform on native title, economic development and social policy for the people in Cape York Peninsula.

As part of his Fellowship, he will be involved as a student mentor and co-supervisor, provide input into the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research agenda for the school, convene a number of seminars relating to scaling school reform and undertake his own research into the area.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said he was looking forward to the contribution Mr Pearson would make to the university. “His legacy and experience across Indigenous rights, law, policy and education are truly outstanding. We’re excited to welcome Noel Pearson to the university and we are looking forward to the positive contribution he will make to our broader University community.”

“I’m very much looking forward to my time at the university, and the opportunity to make a significant contribution on a topic close to my heart: education,” said Mr Pearson.

Professor David Beckett, Acting Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, said the Graduate School was looking forward to working closely with Mr Pearson and learning from his leadership.

“Mr Pearson is an authoritative voice at the forefront of Indigenous education debates. This appointment locates these debates appropriately and will enrich the development of our teaching and research, in Indigenous education and broader policy areas.”

Founded in 1997, the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships provide a residency for distinguished public intellectuals to contribute to the public life of the university.

Mr Pearson joins a distinguished group that has previously included Dr Fiona Stanley, Mr Petro Georgiou, Professor Kate Auty, Dr David Kemp and Ms Maxine McKew. Earlier this year the university awarded Vice-Chancellor Fellowships to science communicator Margaret Wertheim and journalist Jim Middleton.

They join one of Australia’s largest gatherings of public intellectuals around the university’s Parkville campus, which includes peers such as Peter Singer, Ross Garnaut, Stuart McIntyre and Tim Flannery.

Mr Pearson’s fellowship will run until July 2016.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education offers a vibrant, friendly and exciting place to study, with contemporary facilities designed to meet learning and social needs. Its environment is student-focused and supportive and the courses are challenging.

The MGSE is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the University of Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, university’s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

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Find out more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Melbourne launches teacher education effectiveness research hub

In the wake of increased pressure on higher education institutions around the world to demonstrate the effectiveness of their teacher education programs, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is leading the charge forward, launching the Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub.

University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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Led by Associate Professor Janet Clinton, within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Centre for Program Evaluation, the Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub will be staffed by a team of researchers, and also call on specialist experience from both national and international partners.

Associate Professor Clinton believes now more than ever, education needs a central cohesive research centre with an evidence based approach to the evaluation of effective teacher education.

“This will allow us to increase the quality and readiness of graduate teachers, with a focus on transparent and comprehensive selection processes and the robust measurement of progress and development,” she said.

“The Hub will provide rigorous science and measurement to the improved training of our teachers. A consensus has emerged that quality of teaching is the most vital factor in a child’s education. We intend to reach a consensus, on how to improve excellent teaching,” Associate Professor Clinton said.

The Research Hub will include the TeacherSelector and Visible Classroom tools that measure responses in areas such as literacy, numeracy, personality, communication style and resilience.

Professor John Hattie Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute and Chair, Board of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, is clear on his views about the need for this Hub.

“To make teacher education an evidence based profession, requires us to consider our impact—which means a robust debate about ‘impact’,” he said.

“We need to question what magnitude of impact we can expect and whether all graduates are indeed classroom ready.  It seems surprising that there are few places which have a specialty in researching the effects of initial teacher education programs, and this hub—with its international collaborative focus—has the chance of being a game changer in promoting and creating the research base in this area,” Professor Hattie said.

Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education said the expertise within the school and assessment tools will help with an evidence-based approach to teacher education research and evaluation.

“The establishment of an international central cohesive research hub is a significant investment in the future. High-quality research will lift standards in the teaching profession,” Professor Rickards said. “This will be critical for driving practice and policy change.”

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years

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Learn more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355. Contact OzTREKK for more information about Australian universities and about how you can study in Australia!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Clinical teaching in the Melbourne Master of Teaching program

The Master of Teaching at Melbourne Graduate School of Education is for graduates from any discipline who want to become teachers.

Melbourne’s innovative curriculum brings together theory and practice in a way that will give you powerful insights into children and young people, and how they learn.

The only teaching degree in Australia to use a genuine clinical framework:

  • You will develop the skills to assess and diagnose students’ individual learning needs, and to work with learners of all abilities in a group environment
  • You spend two days per week in a school or early childhood centre from early in your studies, and are closely supported throughout your school experience. This means you can connect what you learn at university, with what you learn in school (in a similar way to trainee doctors or nurses in a training hospital), OR
  • You can now undertake an employment-based pathway (Secondary only) and earn a salary while completing your degree. With a strong support network behind you, you’ll be able to apply what you learn in our classrooms straight into your own.

What does clinical teaching mean?

Teaching is much more than passionate information transmission and behaviour management. Excellent teachers focus on individual students’ learning growth, and clinical teaching enables them to do this by

  • monitoring and evaluating their impact on learning and adapting the lesson to meet the needs of each student – rather than expecting the student to keep up regardless of their circumstances;
  • using evidence about what each student knows and understands at the start of the teaching period to inform their teaching interventions;
  • targeting their assessment and teaching practices to maximise the information obtained about their impact and optimise the chances of improving student learning;
  • on the basis of the above, constructing appropriate teaching and learning environments for every student, whatever their developmental stage and current abilities;
  • continuously evaluating the impact of their teaching, to inform next steps.

University of Melbourne Master of Teaching

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the university as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, University of Melbourne’s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Apply to Melbourne Teachers College Master of Teaching!

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Find out more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Melbourne Graduate School of Education launches Massive Open Online Course

“The more the merrier” is not a phrase often associated with class size, but the increasing popularity of online learning may change that.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) has launched a Massive Open Online Course—or MOOC—on how to give school children the skills to survive in a world of ever-changing technology.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Study teacher education at the MGSE

More than 15,000 people have enrolled in the course, titled Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills. They are among 500,000 who have enrolled in the university’s MOOCs since it joined international platform Coursera in 2012.

Course coordinator Professor Patrick Griffin said the scale was unimaginable for face-to-face teaching.

The course has attracted students from 160 different countries, about 50 of which are in Asia. The cohort is highly educated; nine per cent have doctorates, 38 percent hold higher degrees, and a further 38 per cent have completed undergraduate degrees.

Like all MOOCs, Teaching and Assessment of 21st Century Skills is offered free of charge and enrolment is open to anyone.

While students get the chance to learn from world-leading researchers, the researchers themselves are enthusiastic about the opportunity to share and collaborate with thousands of people.

“In such a new field, harnessing the insights of such a large group is very exciting,” Professor Griffin said. “MOOCs challenge everyone involved—participants and staff—to use and improve their skills in digital learning, which is in itself a twenty-first-century skill.”

Organisers say they have learned a lot from running this MOOC and are investigating the prospects of delivery in different languages.

“The MGSE is a world leader in delivering innovative, cutting-edge education programs, and the area of twenty-first-century skills is one of these,” Professor Griffin said.

“MOOCs offer a great opportunity to showcase such programs, and disseminate our work at scale.”

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Did you know that education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked second in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)? The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) offers a vibrant, friendly and exciting place to study, with contemporary facilities designed to meet your learning and social needs. Its environment is student-focused and supportive and the courses are challenging.

The MGSE is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the University of Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, University of Melbourne’s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014

Apply to the Melbourne Master of Teaching program!

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Find out more about the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355. Contact OzTREKK for more information about Australian universities and about how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ontario College of Teachers outlines regulation amendments

Teaching is a regulated profession in Canada. Each province and territory in Canada has its own individual certification board. If you wish to teach in any one of these locations, you must apply to for certification though the specific provincial or territorial certification board. This stands for all students, whether they have completed their teacher education in Canada or abroad. Upon completion of a teacher education program, you are not automatically certified to teach in a certain province or territory. You first need to gain teacher certification through the province or territory you wish to work in.

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Questions? Contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady

If you wish to work as a teacher in the province of Ontario after completing a teacher education degree, you will need to apply for certification through the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) before you can teach in Ontario. The OCT will then assess your teacher education degree to make sure your teaching qualifications meet their requirements.

Beginning on September 1, 2015, the initial teacher education program at Ontario’s faculties of education will expand to four semesters and include twice the amount of practice teaching time (80 days, up from 40) and greater attention to students’ mental health and well-being, how to teach with technology, and diversity among other core elements.

If a person applies for certification through the Ontario College of Teachers from September 1, 2015 onward, his or her credentials will be evaluated based on the enhanced teacher education program requirements in the province of Ontario. What this means is that anyone applying for teacher certification through the Ontario College of Teachers from September 1, 2015 onward must meet the requirements of the new, enhanced two-year teacher education program in the province of Ontario.

If you have any questions about certification with the OCT, please contact Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com.

About Australian Teachers Colleges

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? Completing an Australian teacher education program provides an excellent opportunity to obtain the teaching qualifications you need, while experiencing the excitement and culture of living in a new country.

Australian teachers colleges name their graduate-entry education/teaching degrees in various ways (e.g., Graduate Diploma of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching). These are comparable to graduate-entry Bachelor of Education degrees offered at universities in Canada.

We at OzTREKK are proud to say that our Australian Teachers Colleges offer reputable teacher education programs, providing our students with a unique and enriching education, which allows for an easy transition into the teaching profession within Canada.

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For more information about how to become a teacher, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Find out more about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Melbourne teacher education program ranked second in the world

The subject of Education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked second in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

University of Melbourne Teachers College

OzTREKK Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady visits the University of  Melbourne

The rankings, released Feb. 26, list the top 200 universities around the world in 30 subject areas.

The University of Melbourne is listed in 29 subjects, including law and accounting and finance, both ranked eighth, psychology, which is ranked 10th and medicine, environmental science and linguistics all of which were ranked 12th.

The university has 11 subjects ranked in the top 20 and 27 subjects in the top 50.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said it was pleasing to see a diverse range of subjects performing well against international peers.

“The university has ranked well across social sciences, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine and arts and humanities, giving students wanting to study in Australia access to a world-class education,” he said.

“It is particularly pleasing to see education being recognized as a global leader; this is testament to the outstanding staff within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and its constant pursuit of excellence.”

Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Professor Field Rickards said he was delighted with the announcement.

“It is very pleasing to see that our research is having such global impact and that Australia has a graduate school recognized as one of the very best in the world,” he said. “This ranking is a strong endorsement of the outstanding work of our dedicated and highly talented staff who are committed to ensuring our future teachers receive the highest standards of training based on the latest research and are highly prepared for the difficulties of the classroom.”

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. For the 2014 Rankings by subject QS evaluated 3002 universities and ranked 689 in total.

University of Melbourne Master of Teaching Program

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the University of Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, University of Melbourne‘s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Apply to Melbourne Teachers College Master of Teaching!

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Find out more about Melbourne Teachers College! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355. Contact OzTREKK for more information about Australian universities and about how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Melbourne Teachers College educating for breadth

Wondering what it’s like to be a teacher?

Melbourne School of Education

Study teacher education at Melbourne

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is offering a “School Experiences” breadth subject, that places students within approximately 15 government schools across Melbourne as teaching assistants, so they may experience teaching firsthand. The great thing about this? Students in fields other than teacher education are eligible. For instance, a Bachelor of Science student is able to assist within the classroom, in his field of expertise, and these post-secondary students are proving to be a great help to the Melbourne teachers.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. The teacher education environment is supportive and student-focused and the programs are challenging. The buildings are designed for graduate teacher education students, offering a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.

The Melbourne Teachers College offers a vibrant, friendly and exciting place to study, with contemporary facilities designed to meet student learning and social needs.

Home to a number of internationally recognized teacher education experts, the schools is at the cutting edge of teaching and research and have been ranked number 3 in the world in education in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2013. This places the University of Melbourne among the world’s best, with Harvard Graduate School of Education coming in at number one, and the University of Cambridge at number two.

International Students

The Melbourne Teachers College provides a supportive environment for international students and is committed to ensuring courses and research are relevant in a global context. Students will enjoy the location on the northern edge of Melbourne’s vibrant city centre, which means a host of cafés, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars are just a short walk away.  Students’ connection to MGSE doesn’t end on graduation day—Melbourne’s global alumni network is an important part of work and a key to future career opportunities.

 

For more information about how to become a teacher, including the University of Melbourne’s teacher education program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com or by calling toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne Teachers College

The Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne Teachers College is for graduates from any discipline who are interested in becoming teachers.

Melbournes innovative curriculum brings together theory and practice in a way that gives students powerful insights into children and young people, and how they learn.

The Melbourne Master of Teaching is the only teaching degree in Australia to use a genuine clinical framework:

  • Students spend two days per week in a school or early childhood centre from early in their studies, and are closely supported throughout their school experience. This means students can connect what they learn at university with what they learn in school (in a similar way to trainee doctors or nurses in a training hospital).
  • Master of Teaching students will develop the professional skills to assess and diagnose students’ individual learning needs, and to work with learners of all abilities.

As a result, University of Melbourne Teachers College graduates feel very well prepared for teaching and are highly sought after by schools and early childhood services.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the University of Melbournes Master of Teaching programs, you must have

  • successfully completed, at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution; and
  • have achieved a 65 percent average or above.

For the Master of Teaching (Primary), the university would also like to see that you have undertaken courses in a couple of different disciplines within your undergraduate degree, as primary teachers must have general knowledge in several different subjects.

For the Master of Teaching (Secondary), applicants must also meet the requirements for two teaching methods. The University of Melbourne is generally looking for four to five full credits in a first method and another three to four full credits in a second method. For example, if you would like English as your first teaching method and History as your second, you would be required to have completed five full credits in English and four full credits in History within your undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Teachers College!

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For more information about how to become a teacher, including teacher education program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Teachers Colleges Admissions Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com or by calling toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about teacher education programs at Australian universities.