Gain a world-class teaching qualification while being paid to teach.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is an employment-based stream of the Master of Teaching (Secondary). In just two years, you will get to complete an internship at a Victorian secondary school, teaching your own classrooms while earning an income.

Why Melbourne Graduate School of Education?

  • Become a qualified teacher in 2 years
  • Earn an income while teaching at a Victorian school
  • Unparalleled support from our mentor teachers
  • Program supported by the Victorian Government

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Perfect for career changers or those who cannot take time off to study, this unique internship program prepares you to become a highly sought-after education professional and thought leader. You will receive expert tuition with a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. Graduates will be specialised in two areas and qualified to teach ages 12-18.

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. To encourage take up in regional school positions, the Victorian Government has allocated funding towards bursaries for those relocating to teach in regional schools. Find out more here.

Final round of applications open until 26 August 2020.

Please note: this course is available to domestic students only.

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“The best part of the internship is the sense of achievement you gain from students’ successes as they progress throughout the year. I have a background in environmental science, which I’m now teaching to Year 11 and 12 students, and I feel like I am making a difference for young people and for the environment.”  Oli Taylor, Science and Humanities teacher, Intern at Sunbury Downs College

Course structure

The course starts in November with a six-week intensive study program on campus and school induction. You will then commence employment in a school the following January from the beginning of term 1.

You will complete 200 points of coursework over the two years while teaching on a reduced teaching load (0.8 FTE), enabling time for university studies. Study is structured around four campus-based intensives with additional study conducted online throughout each year.

Support is provided to students through a combination of visits to your school, Skype sessions and online help.

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For schools

Interested in employing an intern for your school? The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is currently seeking interest from Victorian schools to participate in this program.

Learn more about how an intern from MGSE could benefit your classroom, eligibility and to register your school’s interest.

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