Deakin University

Master of Teaching - Primary and Secondary

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

If you’re unsure whether to study primary or secondary teaching, there’s no need to decide – you can do both. Deakin’s Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) gives you the ultimate flexibility to work at any level in any school. The Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) is the perfect choice for those who like to be agile. As a graduate, you’ll have the ability to work in a K-12 school or pivot between primary and secondary. You’ll develop a suite of transferable skills and an invaluable mindset that can be applied to almost any sector, including education, youth work, corporate learning and development, NGOs, media and community-based organisations. You can choose to participate in Deakin’s Global Education Program and gain a broader perspective on teaching. Experience teaching in a remote community interstate or overseas and develop your skills in intercultural education while improving your resume. This, combined with an extensive 80 days of professional placement and your completion of a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA), benchmarked against national standards of teaching performance, means you’ll be set for success in the classroom and beyond.


16 credit points of study comprising core units and curriculum study units and 80 days of supervised professional experience


  • English
  • Languages other than English
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Media
  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • Humanities
  • Business and economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Health
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Primary education
  • Science
  • Secondary education
  • Environmental science

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in a different discipline. Secondary Teaching applicants must meet the requirement for prior studies from disciplines that enable them to qualify for either two single teaching methods or one double method, in secondary teaching areas offered at Deakin University (see list above in Course structure). For further information on assessment of secondary methods see All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes


This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. All professional experience placements must be undertaken in an Australian school setting. Overseas placements are not permitted. Selection for applicants considering the Secondary strand or Primary and Secondary strand will be based on applicant background, and will require prior studies from disciplines that enable students to qualify for two single teaching method subjects or one double method. Methods usually require a background of study for at least two years, however preference will be given to applicants who have a three year major study in at least one discipline area. A double method requires at least three years of study in the discipline.

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