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Lead the future of education

With a Master of Education from Southern Cross University, you’ll be prepared for all the challenges that come with a fulfilling career in education. Choose from one of two specialisations: Educational Leadership and Educational Wellbeing. With a curriculum tailored to your interests and career ambitions, you can choose to grow in the direction you’re most passionate about.


Fast Facts:

  • Graduate in just 16 months part-time
  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes
  • Study on an engaging, social learning environment
  • 100% online study, with no on-campus commitments
  • Gain a qualification from a globally ranked university
  • Access a dedicated Student Support Advisor, five days a week
  • Equivalent to an on-campus qualification
  • Exit early and still gain a qualification

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to the Master of Education online, you must have:

  • four-year Bachelor degree in Education from any Australian university or equivalent; OR
  • an undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level teaching qualification from any Australian university or equivalent; AND
  • be a registered teacher

Non-standard language admission requirements for international students (IELTS) with an overall score of 7.5 or equivalent.
Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Please note: you must be a registered teacher to be eligible for this course.


Prepare for a diverse career in education

Students can choose one of two specialisations (Educational Leadership or Educational Wellbeing) or alternatively, choose to study more broadly by selecting four elective units from across the specialisations.


Educational Leadership

Drive leadership and business strategies in an education setting and manage people, time and resources to improve education outcomes with confidence.

Educational Wellbeing

Bring positive change to the education system with a specialisation in teacher and student welfare.


Why study your MEd online with Southern Cross?

Watch the Master of Education’s course coordinator, Dr Anne Bellert discuss the benefits of further study for teachers and educational professionals.

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Why Southern Cross University Online?

The School of Education has a proud history of making a great contribution to teacher education and to the profession of teaching that stretches back almost 50 years.

To ensure academic rigour, all staff involved in the development, writing and teaching of these units are academics with PhDs in various fields within the discipline of education.

The Master of Education provides you with many opportunities for career progression and what’s more, it’s designed to suit your busy lifestyle.

The course is conducted fully online and the demands of the course are tailored towards your professional needs. You can pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school.

The skills provided by a Master of Education will set you up to lead your department to make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers.

Southern Cross University Online boasts one of the most cost-effective online Master of Education degrees in Australia.


What you can study

Delivered fully online, this Masters degree in education offers a broad range of study options throughout the program.

Student Studying Master of Education

Core Units

  • Contemporary Educational Leadership
  • Contemporary Educational Contexts
  • Leading Professional Learning
  • Educational Investigation

Specialisation: Educational Leadership

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Positive Leader
  • Evaluation for Improved Teaching and Learning

Specialisation: Educational Wellbeing

  • Valuing Diversity
  • Educational Support in Difficult Times
  • Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
  • Enhancing Student Wellbeing

Choose any four units from either specialisation 

Flexible exit options

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the four core units.

Student testimonial

Danielle Harris, Master of Education Student

Studying online has been great. It fits in with my busy schedule. I can plan my time effectively around my studies, work and family life which has been important. The lecturers are always available and supportive of busy schedules. Online study is a great way to incorporate life-long learning with work.

Danielle Harris, online Master of Education student

Download a brochure

For more details about the Master of Education online course, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You’ll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Course duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Industry-related work
  • Student support
  • Career pathways

Download the brochure now »


^ Southern Cross University offer both online and on-campus versions of these units. This information refers to the online version. Please check the unit listing at scu.edu.au or ask your Student Enrolment Advisor for more information.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University February 2019. 

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