Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Fees

AUD34,750 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Program code: 40138
CRICOS code: 096748F

Study Postgraduate Education

If you are a practising education professional with a desire to develop an advanced understanding of your area of expertise and professional qualifications then the Master of Education is the program for you. This program will enhance your knowledge of education practice and theory, explore contemporary education issues, and connect you with the latest developments in the field. Upon graduation you will be positioned as an educational leader and open diverse career pathways that will see you excel within the classroom or take you out of the classroom.

Graduates will join a community of highly accomplished and lead teachers using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children.

Why study with us?

  • What you learn is relevant: apply your course learning and assignments directly to your own organisation as soon as you enrol – not just when you graduate.
  • Be recognised internationally - the University of Newcastle's School of Education is ranked in the world's top 100 for education (Shanghai Ranking's global ranking of academic subjects 2018, QS World University Rankings by subject 2018).
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With enhanced teaching and leadership capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional education industry.
  • Study anywhere, anytime - the Master of Education is offered as combined face-to-face and online learning providing you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Master of Education is recognised nationally and internationally, allowing you to pursue career opportunities anywhere in the world.

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#5 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate education experience
#6 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate teaching quality
#7 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate student satisfaction
World top 150 ? for Education

What you will study

The Master of Education is designed to propel students towards success in the teaching industry. You will study a range of progressive subjects geared around the theoretical and practical application of teaching, learning and leadership.

Specialisations

The Master of Education is intended for Teachers who wish to retrain in an additional teaching area or gain further professional learning. Teacher Retraining is provided in the areas of:

  • Mathematics;
  • TESOL

Professional Learning is available in:

  • Advanced Studies in Education

International onshore students can only enrol in the following specialisations:

  • Advanced Studies in Education
  • TESOL
  • Domestic and International on-campus student
    • Advanced Studies in Education
  • Domestic and International online student
    • Advanced Studies in Education
    • Early Childhood Teaching
    • ICT and Digital Education
  • International on-campus student
    • ​TESOL
  • International online student
    • TESOL
    • Mathematics Teaching
    • Engineering Teaching
  • Domestic on-campus student - *some courses below may be available online
    • TESOL
    • Geography Teaching
  • Domestic online student - *some courses below may be available on-campus
    • TESOL
    • Mathematics Teaching
    • Engineering Teaching

Our retraining specialisations are structured according to the Subject Content Knowledge Requirements Policy of the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Some courses within these specialisations may count as professional development to maintain Proficient Teacher status for Standards 1, 2, and 3. Please contact the program convenor for specific details of the courses that count as professional development with NESA.

Applicants living in New South Wales seeking to use a retraining specialisation to add an additional teaching qualification to their portfolio must already hold an accredited teaching degree and must be registered as a teacher with NESA. For recognition in other states, territories and countries, graduates should contact the regulatory authority in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as a teacher in that area.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Education prepares you with the skills and knowledge to build on your current teaching experience and pursue a career in educational leadership. You will graduate with an advanced understanding of the values and ethical principles that underlie the broad field of education and the conduct of various research traditions in complex settings in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner. You will enter the professional workforce with the ability to articulate an educational perspective in regards to the broader community issues of ethical conduct, equity and social justice. Graduates can embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • Higher Education Teacher within TAFEs and university sectors
  • Education Consultant or Advisor within TAFEs, universities or schools
  • Specialist Teacher in areas such as language, geography, computing and history, and secondary maths
  • Leadership, Coordination, Specialist or Professional Development positions in school systems

Experience