Aleasa Brink: "Education is a lifelong skill. So, lifelong learning is something that I talk about within my school and within the profession I work, so modelling that and continuing on that path is something that's very important for me." Subheading: What are you trying to achieve from online study? Aleasa: "I want to progress myself in my career and professionally, it's quite relevant. The learning that I'm doing with the study is helping with my work and my work is helping with my study." Subheading: What are your tips for students considering online study? Aleasa: "My first tip would be just to have a go! And finding a course that is going to complement what you're doing, so for me - not a load on top of what I'm doing. It really fits in seamlessly with what I'm already doing, and enhancing that."
Lead the future of education
With an online Master of Education, specialising in Educational Wellbeing, you'll be able to instil wellbeing practice and initiatives across your school community. Using specialised skills, you can build healthy, supportive learning environments in today's contemporary educational context.
Gain the advanced skills, knowledge and research skills to implement solutions that improve overall social and emotional wellbeing for students, teachers and school communities. Through advanced coursework, develop your understanding of, and appreciation for, diversity in educational contexts, knowing how to meet diverse student needs and increasing your ability to support students through challenging situations.
Unique take on wellbeing
Focus on the needs of teachers as well as learners.
Build thriving environments
Build environments where everyone can thrive.
Learn skills to respond to the diverse needs of students and enhance student wellbeing.
What you will study
To gain your online Master of Education, you will study eight units in total, spanning four core units and four elective units. To complete a specialisation, there are four specific elective units, or for a generalist M.Ed, choose four electives across all specialisations.
We know that plans change, which is why we’ve built flexible completion options into the online Master of Education. If you need to exit early, you could still receive a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing four core units.
We recognise and grant credit for past education or qualifications in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.
Ready to take the next step in your career? It's your time.
At Southern Cross University Online, we've helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
We provide affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time.
It’s time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition.
When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together.
Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your degree, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey.
Our Accreditations & Endorsements
Our online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring quality education.
5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.
Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 150 Young Universities.
Our postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above the national average.
The units specific to wellbeing were my favourite units. The educational leadership with regards to wellbeing was very engaging due to its informative content and high level of relevancy with that is currently happening within schools around Australia.
Online M.Ed (Educational Wellbeing) graduate
After two years of full-time teaching, I decided that it was time to further my skills and qualifications. After looking at courses online and speaking with colleagues, I came across the M.Ed being offered by SCU Online. Throughout this course, I am finding that a lot of what I am studying related perfectly to my everyday work in my school.
The content within the course directly relates to my professional life so I use this time to re-read prescribed texts, research or articles that will help to develop my understanding of the unit as well as develop me professionally. I think it is important to model lifelong learning to my staff and students and this is one way in which I can do that.
Online M.Ed graduate and Primary School Principal
What our students do
Our Master of Education students work in a variety of educational contexts around Australia. Below is a snapshot of some of these roles and jobs.
Deputy Head of School
High School Teacher
Primary School Teacher
Community Wellbeing Coordinator
Watch the Master of Education’s Course Coordinator, Dr Anne Bellert discuss the benefits of further study for teachers and educational professionals.
Subheading: Why SCU Online? Anne Bellert: "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."
Meet our Course Coordinator
Dr Anne Bellert is a teacher and researcher committed to achieving sustainable learning — which involves learning for all, teaching that matters and learning that lasts. Anne is a qualified primary school and special education teacher and consultant who has worked in a wide range of school settings since the late 1990s and holds a PhD from the University of New England.
As well as teaching, Anne has worked closely with classroom teachers, school executives and family members of students with disabilities to promote successful school transitions, inclusive classroom practices and sustainable systemic approaches.