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The Master of Education is a comprehensive degree that provides an opportunity for existing teachers and other education practitioners to upskill and enhance their research ability and expertise in particular areas of education theory and practice.

You will have a great deal of flexibility when choosing your units, allowing you to chart your individual pathway through the Master of Education, acquiring dynamic skills in specialised areas of education such as career counselling, inclusive practices in the classroom and embedding indigenous themes into the curriculum.

There are several ways to attain your Master of Education, depending on your background. Each pathway allows you to combine five core Master Units, along with a combination of units or Graduate Certificates in the following specialisation areas:

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Entry criteria

There are two broad pathways into the Master of Education. Below are the respective entry criteria for each.

You can gain entry to the 8 unit (96 cp or 1 year full-time) Master of Education with the following:

  • a QUT Graduate Certificate in Education; or
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline and a graduate certificate (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; or
  • a completed bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in teaching or education; or
  • a completed graduate diploma (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; or
  • a completed bachelor degree in teaching or education, and two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in teaching or education.

You can gain entry to the 12 unit (144 cp or 1.5 year full-time) Master of Education with the following:

  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

If you are already a qualified teacher, you will be able to complete a shortened program that includes the Final Stage Master Units below, plus a Graduate Certificate teaching specialisation of your choice. This will take one year of full-time study.

If you come from a non-teaching background, you have three pathways available, each taking 1.5 years of full-time study to complete.

1. Complete the Master Units below, plus two Graduate Certificate specialisations of your choice.

2. Complete the Master Units below, plus one Graduate Certificate specialisation of your choice, plus 48 credit points' worth of units from the five available education specialisations, which you are free to mix and match.

3. Complete the Master Units below, plus 96 credit points' worth of units that you can freely select from the five available specialisations.

Final Stage – Master Units

Introduction to Education Research

Ethics and Integrity in Educational Research

Program Logic Models for Evaluation Research

Practitioner Inquiry – Researching your own Practice

Designing and using Effective Surveys

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Career opportunities

Lead Teacher

Play a varied leadership role as lead teacher, facilitating team teaching lessons, modelling effective and pedagogically-sound teaching practice for newer teachers, and providing mentorship and supervision.

Learning Designer

Design and develop online course content for primary, secondary, tertiary and professional education providers, collaborating with stakeholders as part of a learning design team.

Digital Learning Lead

Use your sophisticated understanding of digital technology, oversee digital engagement programs within primary, secondary, tertiary and professional education contexts. This ensures students acquire the skills they need to succeed in the increasingly digital world.

Curriculum Designer

Seamlessly structure and integrate digital technology into contemporary curriculum frameworks, ensuring classroom teachers have the guidance and support they need to best equip students with future-ready digital skills.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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