Master of Teaching by Coursework

The Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree will provide prospective educators with the necessary professional qualification for entry into the teaching profession. Drawing on the disciplinary knowledge and critical analytic skills of its graduate students, the MTeach degree prepares graduates to make a real difference in the classroom. With a deep understanding of what and how students learn, and confidence to innovate, teacher graduates will be ready to take the first step on a rewarding career path.

Key features

  • Integration of the disciplinary knowledge of graduate entry candidates with Master’s level study of educational theory, research and practice (for example case – based instruction, lesson study, problem based and inquiry learning, action learning and research)
  • Practical experience in schools throughout the programme – 4 days per week in schools plus a series of Professional Practice blocks with emphasis on reflective practice
  • Mentoring by experienced professional partner schools
  • Research exercise to improve critical and reflective thinking and learning in the candidates’ major learning area

Specialist streams

  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusive Special Education


  • Full-Time: 18 months
  • Part-Time: 24 months

Typical entry requirements

For all programmes:

  • A good honours degree (at least lower second class) or equivalent from a recognised university .
  • Evidence of English proficiency at the level of at least an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level English Language is required for all programmes. An applicant who has completed a degree from a recognised institution in a country where the majority are native English-speaking will be considered to have satisfied this requirement.
  • Successful performance in an interview and test is also required.

Additional requirements for each programme:

  • For the Secondary, Higher and Vocational and Technical Education specialist streams, applicants’ undergraduate studies must be relevant to the choice of subject specialisation(s).
  • For the Primary Education and Early Childhood Education and Care specialist streams, candidates will normally be expected to have ‘O’ level (or equivalent) credits in mathematics, science, English, and Malay, since qualified primary school teachers typically teach the full curriculum.
  • For Inclusive Special Education, candidates will normally be expected to have ‘O’ level (or equivalent) credits in Mathematics, Malay, English, and, optionally, Science. It is an advantage to have a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Inclusive Education, Psychology or Sociology. The programme is also open to those without these degree backgrounds but who have experience working with students or individuals with special needs.

Start date

  • Every January

For more information, please contact:
Programme Leader, Initial Teacher Preparation