Master of Teaching
(Secondary) Internship:

Employ a teacher intern from
the University of Melbourne.

Register your school

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is an employment-based initial teacher education pathway designed to appeal to high achieving graduates and career-change professionals.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship equips teacher interns with the discipline and knowledge to lead their own classrooms.

This stream of our acclaimed Master of Teaching provides an opportunity for Victorian schools to employ a high achieving intern with fresh ideas and perspectives. As well as engaging schools and interns in the Melbourne Metro area, we are actively recruiting schools and interns from regional Victoria, including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and surrounding areas.

The internship program is also supported by the Victorian Government.

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Employing Interns in your school

Internships take place alongside the two-year master’s program. Participating schools will be required to employ interns for two years as para-professionals, starting from Term 1, 2021. Interns complete part-time study, both on campus and online, and part-time paid employment (0.8 FTE).

The program commences for students in November with a six-week study program and school induction. Students will then commence employment in a school the following January from the beginning of term 1.

Each intern will obtain Permission To Teach (PTT) from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) before commencing in their school, and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education will work with participating schools to facilitate this. Under the parameters of PTT, interns will have responsibility for teaching their own classes under the overarching guidance of a fully registered teacher.

School eligibility

As an endorsed teacher supply initiative, all Victorian secondary schools, including P-12 schools, with hard-to-staff vacancies (based on subject area and / or location), are eligible to participate. The list of eligible subjects is provided below:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music A and B
  • Physics
  • Science - General
  • SOSE
  • Visual Art & Design and Visual Art and Design Additional

Please find details on how to register your school below.

Induction and support

Interns in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship are provided with the highest level of support, ensuring they are well equipped to lead the classroom. Mentoring and support services are provided by both the University and the placement school, and increased face-to-face meetings are offered at the beginning of the course when it is needed most.

Ongoing support is offered to interns through a blend of face-to-face meetings and online sessions, thereby minimising time and travel commitments, while still giving interns the best possible start to their teaching careers.

Interns will graduate with a University of Melbourne degree and will be eligible for full registration with VIT.

Selecting Interns

The applicant selection process takes place from August onwards, and schools will be able to consider selected applicants for their teaching vacancies from September. Please register your school's potential vacancies with MGSE to be involved.

Schools follow their regular processes around appointing a new staff member.

Register your school

If you're interested in more information or in registering your school, please follow the link below.