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What will I learn?

The Master of Education is designed for professionals working in the education industry including school leaders, teachers, educational consultants and trainers or students wishing to pursue a non-school-based teaching career. It is also suitable to study as preparation to teach in the higher education environment, or to develop your research capacity and transition into educational research and lead educational change.

This flexible degree focuses on six specialisations and electives to meet your professional learning needs.

What will you do?

We offer six areas of specialisation:

Educational Leadership and Innovation

Study leadership and management theory in depth and consider how it can be applied to lead educational change.

Wellbeing

Examine evidence-based approaches to wellbeing support—a key knowledge area for all educators.

Entrepreneurship Education

Explore entrepreneurship and innovation and its impact on education, schools and systems.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Investigate issues, opportunities and student engagement in STEM areas.

English Language Teaching (ELT/TESOL)

Learn the latest strategies for effective English Language Teaching.

Research

Strengthen your educational research skills and understandings, with opportunities to go on to a PhD.

Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Teacher

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Master of Education, applicants without an existing teaching qualification must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising:

1. Core courses to the value of 30 units
2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
3. Elective course to the value of 6 units.

To qualify for the degree of Master of Education, applicants with an existing teaching qualification (Australian recognised B.Ed, G.DipEd or equivalent), two years of teaching practice and have subsequently been granted up to 24 units of advanced standing must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units comprising:

1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
3. Elective course to the value of 3 units.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions

CRICOS

073131G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (20,13,058) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 24 July 2023

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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

Pathways options

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