Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

In the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship you get paid to teach in a secondary school while completing your teaching degree.

Following a rigorous selection process, we'll match applicants who have the right mix of outstanding academic results, experience and aptitude to teaching internships in secondary schools around Victoria.

After an initial on-campus program, you'll commence teaching in your school of employment on a starting salary. You will be provided with an exceptionally strong support network of supervisors, mentors and coaches to help you transition into leading a classroom. By undertaking your academic studies alongside teaching, you can continuously apply what you are learning.

This program is a stream of our acclaimed Master of Teaching which has been shown to better prepare beginning teachers using the clinical teaching model.

You will graduate with:

  • a strong understanding of the latest research in interventionist teaching strategies so you can individually diagnose and tailor learning for the range of your students' abilities
  • an abundance of hands-on experience in the classroom
  • eligibility to apply for your full teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching

putting your employability in good stead as you branch out in your teaching career.

Course structure

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship consists of 200 credit points taken over three years while you are also employed and teaching at a secondary school.

You will complete 150 points over the first two years while teaching on a reduced teaching load (0.8 FTE), enabling time for university studies. In your final year, you will transition to full-time employment (1.0 FTE) while completing 50 points through capstone studies, or a research project.

Study is structured around five campus-based intensives with additional study conducted online throughout each year. The course starts in November with a 6-week study program and school induction. You will then commence employment in a school the following January from the beginning of Term 1.

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution
  • Previous study that satisfies the requirements for two learning areas.
    (Applicant’s learning areas will be matched with school vacancies as part of the selection process. Mathematics, sciences, and languages are common vacancies in schools making it likely a number of internship opportunities will focus on these learning areas)
  • All applicants must meet English Language Requirements and Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) standards
  • Successful completion of an MGSE selection interview
  • Permission to Teach (PTT) granted by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
    (Successful applicants will be notified when to apply for PTT)

An offer of admission can only be made to applicants who have been appointed into a teaching vacancy with a participating school through the matching process.

Applicants who already hold a recognised initial teacher education qualification (primary and/or secondary) are not eligible for the program.

This course is a Victorian Government endorsed initiative to address workforce shortages and is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).