Master of Education

What you will study

Each of these Master of Education specialisations comprises the same four core units and then four specialisation units.

The Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) will challenge you to reconceptualise and deepen your knowledge of effective pedagogy and practice, and critically reflect on the latest research and how it influences your role as an early childhood education leader.

The Master of Education (Leading Education) will instil in you the confidence to strategically and ethically lead your people and organisation to enhance learning outcomes for students and maintain the excellent reputation of your organisation in times of unprecedented change and a climate of increased public accountability in the education sector.


Accelerated and 100% Online

Delivered 100% online and with six study periods a year, you could complete the Master of Education in as little as 16 months while continuing to work full-time. Designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, you’ll experience the same quality of education and learning outcomes, as well as the connection with your fellow students and academics, that you would if studying on-campus. You will also receive dedicated one-on-one support from a Student Success Advisor who can assist with all non-academic questions and motivate you to reach your study goals.


Core subjects
  • Leading Education in a Global Context
  • Assessment in Education: Policies, Pedagogy and Equity
  • Inquiry-Based Practice
  • Advanced Seminar

Early Childhood Education units
  • Leading Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice
  • Leading Family and Community in the Early Years
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

Leading Education units
  • Leading in Challenging Contexts
  • Leading for Improvement
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Community Engagement

Grow Your Network

ECU has a large professional teacher and education network, putting you in good company to connect, collaborate and network with experienced and passionate peers globally. Not only do our academics have strong professional networks into educational organisations we also have an established Alumni community -  The 1902 Education Society connecting past and present ECU education students.


Quality Learning Experience

Your learning experience will be of the highest quality, as you’ll learn from experienced, passionate academics who are experts in their field. From our beginnings in 1902 as Claremont Teachers’ College, we have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years.

Entry criteria

Course admission requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Education, you will have a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor level degree in any other field plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching.

Special entry

Special entry may be considered for students with a Bachelor level degree in another area or a three-years trained teacher, both supported by extensive professional experience.