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What will I learn?

High-quality teachers play a critical role in supporting students to reach their full potential. By building on your existing knowledge and experience, you can strengthen your leadership capabilities in order to mentor and guide your colleagues and enhance their level of teaching and leading proficiency.

This degree can assist you in taking the lead, shaping school-wide programs, and leading policy and practice reforms that enhance teaching and learning in diverse educational settings. It can enable you to expand the critical thinking capabilities you’ll need when responding to changing educational environments, as well as learn how to develop, implement and evaluate innovative evidence-based solutions.


  • This is a research-led, evidence-based and practice-focused degree that can enhance your professional knowledge and skills so that you can support and mentor colleagues.
  • You’ll become adept at taking the lead in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that leverage teacher, student, parent and community resources to maximise learning outcomes for students.
  • You’ll integrate research and scholarship from a wide range of education and multidisciplinary sources to facilitate creative thinking and innovation in educational settings.
  • You’ll develop advanced knowledge and skills necessary to engage collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including parents and other professionals.
  • This degree is best suited to education professionals working in early childhood or school education who are keen to pursue advanced studies in education embedded within a research-enriched teaching and learning environment.
  • This degree is offered online, allowing you to study while you work and apply what you learn in the classroom.
  • After you graduate, you’ll have access to ongoing professional learning and cutting-edge professional development through our Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education.
  • Many of the units included in this degree will be available through micro-credentialing.
  • Your learning will be enhanced through our deep relationships with Macquarie University hub and partner schools, which facilitate ongoing engagement with teachers and classrooms, and with our on-campus Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre, our Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) – a school for children with special needs – and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).


Applied Studies in Education

Bilingual Education

Language and Literacy

Learning Technologies and STEM in Education

Special Education Studies


This program is aligned with the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers, and is designed to support the development of teachers' knowledge and skills as they progress through the stages of their career. It is suitable for primary and secondary trained teachers in all school contexts.

Career Opportunities


  • Classroom-based leadership roles
  • Education administrator
  • Education researcher
  • Mentor for other teachers
  • Specialist professional/consultant/adviser in:
    • Language and literacy
    • Policy development and analysis
    • Special education and inclusion
    • STEM education design
    • Teaching and learning technologies


  • Catholic Education
  • Government departments focusing on education
  • Independent schools
  • Non-government organisations concerned with language and literacy learning, special education/needs and inclusion, policymaking and STEM
  • Training agencies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Human Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (16,66,667) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (16,66,667) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognized equivalent. GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

With either of the following:

AQF 7 degree in related field

AQF 7 with approved informal / formal learning

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.


PTE Academic: 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes