Duration

16 months part-time

Advanced standing

Talk to us to find out more

Study periods

Jul, Sep, Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr

Fees

$2,290 per unit, FEE-HELP available ($2,750 per unit for international students)

Units

8

Lead the future of education with an online Master of Education

Advocate for better education. Shape the minds of tomorrow. Be a leading force in your industry. 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.

Our Master of Education online course is designed to enhance the ability of professional educators. We understand that the education sector is constantly evolving, which is why our online Master of Education is structured to help you perform successfully as an educational leader in contemporary contexts.

This course offers three specialisations: Educational Leadership, Educational Wellbeing and Educational Research. With a curriculum tailored to your interests and career ambitions, you can choose to grow in the direction you’re most passionate about and build a rewarding future.

Teachers and educational professionals wishing to further their careers will benefit from a diverse offering of units. Plus, our Masters degree in Education is available online, Australia-wide meaning you can join the classroom from wherever you are based.

Prepare for a diverse career in education

SCU’s online Master of Education comprises three specialisations. Depending on your career objectives, you may choose one of the following:

 

Educational Leadership

Do you want to drive leadership and business strategies in an education setting? Our Master of Education online is designed with contemporary education settings in mind, incorporating real-world learning. It provides you with everything you need to manage people, time, resources and even the books to improve education outcomes with confidence.

Educational Wellbeing

Bring positive change to the education system with a specialisation in teacher and student welfare. Our online Master of Education provides you with the skills you need to see the potential in others, build valuable relationship skills, and offer guidance and support to those who are going through difficult times.

Educational Research

Although this Master of Education degree is a Masters by coursework, this particular specialisation provides a capstone research experience and a pathway to your PhD, focusing on a suite of units under the guidance of a supervisor. You can negotiate your own area of study that’s relevant to your future career aspirations.

 

 


What you can study

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

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Career and industry outlook

With an online Master of Education, your career prospects are endless. On completion, you’ll discover a wide range of senior teaching roles open to you. No matter where you envisage yourself in the education sector, a Master of Education can help you get there.

  • School principal – Pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school. Whether in primary or secondary, the School Principal is responsible for making important decisions and constantly advocating for the education of students.
  • Head of department – The skills provided by studying a Master of Education online will set you up to lead your department, make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers.
  • Academic – Become a thought leader in education. Your strong understanding of educational research and the role of education could prepare you for a career exploring significant developments in education, training and development.
  • Educational consultant – Harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your education background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society.
  • Curriculum developer – Shape the future of education by designing innovative new curriculums to inspire and engage learners. Our online Master of Education prepares you to develop and deliver your own training, workshops, courses and curriculums.

Flexible exit options

We know that plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the online Master of Education degree. If you need to exit early, if home or work commitments demand your full attention, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed.

If you decide to complete your Masters at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree.

  • Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education by completing four units from Part A.

Entry criteria

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

  • A Bachelor degree (or higher award) in education, or equivalent;
  • English language IELTS 7.5 level for international students.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Advanced standing

If you’ve already completed a postgraduate degree in education, you may be eligible for advanced standing.

This recognition of prior knowledge can shave months of your total study time, which means you can graduate even sooner. Talk to our friendly team about any advanced standing you may be eligible for.


Learning with SCU Online

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around work, family and life. Units are delivered by tech-savvy academics via fresh, smart, and collaborative interactive technology.


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100% online and flexible

Complete six, seven-week study periods per year, or skip a study period if life or work demands your full attention.


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Student success support

From first enquiry to graduation, we’re here to provide the ultimate online study experience.


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Networked for success

Connectivity and engagement is part of the deal. Many of our graduates have met future collaborators during their studies.

 

Find out more about studying online.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University March 2017.