Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
The Master of Education is an innovative and practical course for professional educators. It has pathways relevant for teachers and educational leaders from all sectors, including early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education. It enables educators to significantly advance their practice in a range of areas including leadership, innovation and change, student wellbeing and educational research and evaluation.


Career opportunities

The course aligns closely with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. A distinctive feature is that participants will be guided to document and evidence their learning against these standards – thus supporting applications for accreditation and promotion.

Professional recognition

Units in this course are aligned with the national professional standards of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Assessment methods

Assessment is practical and tailored closely to a student’s working world. Most units have two assessment tasks usually with a strong focus on authentic and professionally-relevant assessment.

Teaching methods

Online study is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of digital study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.


Units in this course are aligned with the national professional standards of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part A
  • Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part B
  • Critical Literature Review I
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

Complete the International Application for Admission form and attach all supporting documents, to avoid delays including:

  • Certified copy of academic transcripts (including grading system).
  • English language test results (eg. IELTS, TOEFL or other).
  • Academic or employer references (if required).
  • Advanced Standing application (if relevant).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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