Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Accelerate your teaching career with the Master of Teaching (Secondary) hybrid initiative

Federation University is partnering with the Victorian Government's Teach Tomorrow program to deliver a hybrid accelerated secondary teacher education course. The program fast-tracks pre-service teachers into classrooms to boost the teaching workforce particularly in areas experiencing teacher shortages.

Students applying for Federation University’s Master of Teaching (Secondary) may be eligible for a $15,000 stipend (paid in instalments while studying) to assist with expenses. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the initiative receive a $30,000 stipend. The stipend is paid in instalments during your first year of the course.

Students are able to access paid on-the-job training (up to $47,000) during the second year.

Applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree and be able to work in an area of workforce shortage.

In addition, eligible Master of Teaching (Secondary) students will receive a Victorian Government scholarship for their postgraduate studies for the two years.

Applications for the hybrid (earn while you learn) initiative are now open for semester one, 2024.

The course offers a number of study options. Students can study at Mt Helen or online from anywhere in Victoria. Online students can choose to attend scheduled virtual classes or study independently with support.

Our course will prepare you to be the sort of teacher who makes a difference. Courses are aligned to the Australian Graduate Teaching Standards. You will learn in supported, student-centred environments with school partnership initiatives, practitioner inquiry, and collaborative professional learning communities assisting your learning.

If you’ve been thinking about switching careers to become a teacher, now is the time to act. For more information about the hybrid initiative and eligibility criteria, visit Victorian Government Teach Tomorrow program.

In addition to the hybrid initiative, there is flexibility to accelerate or take your time to complete the course.

You may choose to accelerate your study in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) on campus at Mt Helen (Ballarat) to complete the course in just 1.5 years.

The course is also offered part time and online over three years. These students do not receive the government funding but have the flexibility of studying at their own pace and not attending scheduled classes. We also welcome international students to study our two-year course.

There’s an option for everyone!

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the hybrid initiative you must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident)
  • hold a bachelor’s degree
  • meet the admission requirements of the university
  • be successfully matched with an eligible host school.

Find out more

To discuss the Master of Teaching (Secondary) and your eligibility for the hybrid initiative, please contact:

Amanda McGraw-Pleban
Senior Lecturer, Education