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What will I learn?

The educational landscape is rapidly changing. Digitisation has transformed the classroom and ongoing research is advancing our understanding of how and why we learn.

With educational contexts becoming more complex, there's never been a better time to update your skills and knowledge with La Trobe's Master of Education.

Advance your career and stay up-to-date with educational best practice. You'll develop your networks and grow your career as an educator and leader.

Explore core subjects on educational leadership, psychology and digital technologies, then dig deeper into a discipline through specialisations and elective subjects in areas such as curriculum design, educational leadership, inclusion and diversity and digital learning technologies.

Study at your own pace, undertaking one to four subjects per semester. You'll expand your skills and expertise, preparing you for the next big step in your career.

You'll learn:

Key issues in education

Explore the issues affecting how, why, where and for whom educational programs are designed.

Curriculum leadership

Learn how to engage with curriculum reforms and design educational programs.

Leadership and team building

Learn how to evaluate current practice and manage diversity in educational organisations.

Learning sciences

Develop evidence-based practice around how humans learn.

Evidence-based practice

Understand how to use data to inform evidence-based practice.


Explore diversity in educational contexts and plan for socially just and inclusive education.

Digital technology in learning environments

Explore emerging technologies for learning and understand how they can help students learn.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career Outcomes

After graduation, you will be well-equipped to find work in educational leadership, community development, workplace mentoring, industry innovation, as well as online and offline social networks.

Possible roles include:

School principal

Oversee the educational and administrative aspects of primary and secondary schools.

Leading teacher

Contribute to the overall leadership in schools and oversee the development of curricula.

Inclusive education coordinator

Support students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Learning designer

Use strategic thinking to lead the design and implementation of educational programs.

Education manager

Oversee educational policy, and provide advice and support to staff and students in educational institutions.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Education



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,400.00 (US$ 21,824) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

27 February 2023


La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

APAC-accredited Australian Bachelor's degree. WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 75%. Applicants must have completed their degree within the last 10 years. Specialisation - compulsory: Psychology. WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) H1 in Honours year.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Selection criteria

Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, an Honours degree, or a relevant graduate diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for advanced standing entry to a 120 credit point program.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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


About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017

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