University of Canberra

Master of Education

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The Master of Education is intended for registered/accredited teachers across Australia, or student otherwise who hold an education qualification from a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants will have previously completed, or be in the process of completing the nested in courses EDC101 Graduate Certificate in STEM Education and / or EDC102 Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. The Master of Education further develops students' knowledge and skills by providing a critical overview of research perspectives and practices, giving students the opportunity to examine the challenges experienced by learners with diverse needs, apply pedagogies and strategies that can be implemented to support wellbeing and solidify their own personal learning through the development of a professional portfolio. With a close nexus between research and practice, students are provided the most contemporary knowledge and skills to allow them to develop their career as school leaders and specialist educators. The course places emphasis on students being able to understand how research and theory influence teaching practice and on how to reflect on these learnings to further develop educational approaches to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of education. Covering a breadth of subject matter, students will gain an understanding of how learning, teaching and curriculum intersect and articulate strategic initiatives to strengthen education systems. This fully online course is delivered across a series of accelerated units and can be completed in two six month periods of focused study. This course contains the nested courses EDC101 Graduate Certificate in STEM Education and EDC102 Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership.

Designed for

Educational professionals to specialise in a number of areas relevant to their own professional contexts


24 credit points


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

Current registration as a teacher at proficient level or higher with an Australian regulatory authority/registration authority (e.g. TQI, NESA) OR A three-year undergraduate degree in Education or relevant field as approved by the University of Canberra, and at least three years' FTE professional experience in education OR Graduate/Post-Graduate education qualifications as approved by the University of Canberra. This course is intended for practising teachers, school leaders and other professionals working in fields of education. While there is no specific assumed knowledge required, a familiarity with Australian educational contexts (including schooling contexts) is assumed.

Study pathways

Students may apply for credit up to a maximum of 12 credit points; Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $26,600
  • Full-time : 16 months

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