Core subjects
  • Leading Education in a Global Context
  • Assessment in Education: Policies, Pedagogy and Equity
  • Inquiry-Based Practice
  • Advanced Seminar
Leading Education units
  • Leading Under Challenging Circumstances
  • Leading for Improvement
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Community Engagement

What you will study

The Master of Education comprises four core units plus four units from your chosen specialisation.

Master of Education (Leading Education): This specialisation gives you the confidence to lead your people and organisation strategically and effectively. Enhance student learning outcomes and increase engagement with your school community in times of unprecedented change and a climate of increased public accountability.

Master of Education (Science of Learning): Available to new students soon.


Entry criteria

Master of Education (Leading Education)

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. You are required to have 2 years experience in educational setting or organisation, with equivalents considered. You will also be required to meet English Language Requirements (Band 4)

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.


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.

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.

Frequently asked questions
Will a Master of Education allow me to gain a pay rise?

Gaining a Master of Education will not automatically grant you a pay rise. However, postgraduate study can help make you a good candidate for promotions, which can result in a pay rise.

Am I able to study during school holiday periods?

Our online accelerated Master of Education offers six intakes per year and each study period is seven weeks in total. Some study periods will coincide with school holidays but this will not be the case for all of them. You can find the dates of all our study periods on our academic calendar.

How much time to do I need to commit to postgraduate study?

We recommend dedicating 15-20 hours per week to your postgraduate study. Our online accelerated models means you will study one unit at a time over seven-week study periods. This means you can complete your Master of Education in as little as 16 months.

Does the Master of Education require placements?

No. Our Master of Education is for qualified educators who can apply what they learn to their current role, so placements are not required.