Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
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
1 year full-time.
Face to Face, Online
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.
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.
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:
Professional Learning is available in:
International onshore students can only enrol in the following specialisations:
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.
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.
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: