Master of Education

Advance your professional career and become a leader in your field. Expand your understanding of educational leadership, career development or educational research. Explore a range of coursework subjects or focus on a small-scale research project.

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Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career

Flexible study options

Study online or on campus


Available to off-shore students only


  • Online: January, May, September



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 degree plus 2 years' professional work experience in education; or AQF level 7 degree in education; or AQF level 8 qualification with minimum 2 years as professional educator; or AQF level 8 qualification in education

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

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Real stories

  • Student of Master of Education


    Katie Vander Donk

    Master of Education

    The university staff are compassionate, understanding, professional and supportive of the holistic needs of their students. Engaging in these postgraduate studies will allow me to leverage my professional knowledge and understandings to greater build community awareness and action around sustainability.

  • Studied Master of Education


    James Dalitz

    Master of Education

    The structure of the course and the subject options enabled me to enhance my capacity in my interest areas while also developing new educational perspectives. I would recommend the JCU Master of Education to all types of educators looking to take their understanding of education to the next level.

  • Louisa Tomas Engel

    Course Coordinator

    Associate Professor Louisa Tomas Engel

    Master of Education

    The Master of Education is ideal for teachers and others working in the education sector who are seeking a new challenge or who wish to upskill for career advancement. Students engage with contemporary research in education and can study online while they work, at a pace that suits them.

  • Colette Wasson


    Colette Wasson

    Director, Human Resources Business Partnering, Education Queensland

    The Department of Education finds JCU students to be equipped with the knowledge, skill set and willingness to make a difference in Queensland State Schools. Graduates leave JCU with a well-rounded ability to succeed in the classroom, while also stepping outside their comfort zone to begin their professional careers.

  • Jacqui Francis


    Jacqui Francis

    Executive Director, Townsville Catholic Education

    JCU graduates come to us ready to take on the role of guiding and teaching our wonderful students. We recognise their enthusiasm, energy and their willingness to continue in professional development that further enhances their skills. JCU graduates enhance our organisation and add value to our students’ lives.