Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)

The University of Melbourne - Online

Program Description

Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)

The University of Melbourne - Online

Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme provides qualified secondary teachers with the theoretical and practical skills related to the IB Diploma Programme and IB education more broadly. Offered by Australia’s leading university for education*, this course allows students to continue teaching while studying at a time and place that suits them. If you want to further develop your teaching skills, explore new teaching frameworks and methodologies and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online learning experience will be enriched by regular feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. Graduates of this course are also eligible to register for the IB Certificate in teaching and learning through the International Baccalaureate Organisation® which will give educators interested in teaching at IB World Schools a competitive advantage. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject

Who the course is for

This course is for practising teachers who are passionate about education and interested in the IB philosophy. It is for teachers in the early stages of their career who want to expand their career opportunities or teachers who have taught for many years who are looking to up-skill and improve their teaching quality.

Career outcomes

The IB is growing in popularity. Between February 2011 and February 2016, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide grew by 46.40%*. Consequently, demand for secondary school teachers who have this qualification in English is anticipated to climb steadily in places like India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ecuador, Japan, UK and the US. Graduates of this course will be well placed to take up new career opportunities locally and globally.

*International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2016


What you will learn

This course is designed to produce teachers with expertise and specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students will gain high-quality professional development that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection. You will learn the tools and strategies for assessing student learning and how to meet the diverse needs of students. You will also develop a deep understanding of the philosophy of the IB, international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile, as well as explore theoretical implications of international mindedness in the Diploma Programme.

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Course structure

To gain the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme you must complete 100 points comprised of:

  • Four core subjects
  • One 25 point capstone subject or two 12.5 capstone subjects, and
  • Two elective subjects.

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • A four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline and least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education.

Meeting these entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.


Australian Citizens
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies. Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.

Commonwealth supported places
This course does have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens. This means you pay a contribution amount rather than the full fee. The amount is determined each year by the Australian Government and the subjects in which you enrol. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the subjects you take, not the overall course you are studying. Payment of the student contribution amount can be made at enrolment (upfront) or can be deferred through HECS-HELP for eligible students. For more information, please click here.

Students Outside Australia
There are no scholarships available for overseas online students from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organisations and charities may provide scholarships.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 13, 2018
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