Master of Education


Expanding your career options, developing your expertise for your future.

Are you a registered teacher? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree? Are you a trainer, educational consultant or are you wishing to study Education to teach in a Higher Education environment? Are you considering development of your research capacity to transition into educational research?


Why a Master of Education?

The Master of Education is designed for educators who wish to strengthen their curriculum development, teaching areas and discipline study areas, or develop capabilities in educational leadership or policy management. It is also suitable for trainers, education consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education to teach in a higher education environment, or develop their research capacity to transition into educational research.

Aspire to a leadership position in learning and teaching:
The Master of Education program does more than offer courses in inspiring pedagogy, Courses such as Leadership in Diverse Contexts will develop your expertise and knowledge for future opportunities.

Refresh your knowledge in your subject discipline in the Sciences or Mathematics:
This program can be tailored to include courses which will provide this learning opportunity for you, so that you can bring cutting edge expertise to your classroom.

Further inspire your students by giving your learning and teaching strategies a lift:
Elective courses such as; Indigenous Education; Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts; Neuroscience and Education and Online Learning, develop your knowledge and expertise.

Further research a classroom or school activity:
Through the Master of Education program, the University of Adelaide can support you to undertake a Research Project by providing courses in research design and methods for the development of an in depth project which will provide valuable information to support your teaching and possibly to provide relevant researched data to support policy development for your faculty or school goals.

Program Structure

Courses in the program cover issues relevant to today’s education environment . The research component of the program requires the skills acquired in the core courses to be applied to a classroom or school problem. Students further extend their knowledge in their chosen field by choosing the topics which suit them from the list of electives.

You will find further information regarding course choices in Degree Finder: Master of Education

Study Pathways

Study pathways will be determined according to specialisations, entry points and desired exit points. Pathways will consist of suites of courses valued at: 48 units or 24 units (dependent on degree of advanced standing), to complete a Master of Education. Please refer to Degree Finder (link above) for details of advanced standing.

Career Opportunities

This program allows experienced teachers to enhance their existing qualifications and pursue senior policy, administrative and consulting roles. The program also includes the opportunity further develop their areas of expertise.

This program provides advanced career options for trainers across various industries, such as low enforcement, nursing and business, to teach in higher education, including the TAFE and university sectors, and work as education consultants.

*Please note: This program does not constitute the requirements for a recognised teaching qualification. Students who are looking to become teachers will need to complete a Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching program.

How to Apply

Domestic students: Applications t the Master of Education program are made online via SATACS website:

International students: For information about studying at the University of Adelaide please visit:







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