Master of Education


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Program Description

At ECU Accelerated Online, you can choose between two course specialisations for your Master of Education. These specialisations are the most in-demand, fulfilling a large and growing need for individuals with expertise in these areas within educational settings in Australia.

Choose a specialisation

Early Childhood Education

For those who wish to lead the way, from pedagogy and practice to policy and leadership, in early childhood education.

Leading Education

For current and future school leaders who want to lead with confidence and create positive outcomes for students, their school, and the communities they serve.

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.

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

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

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. 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.

ECU Online Master of Education

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.

How to apply

Give us a call

We’re here to support you. You can phone and speak with one of our Student Enrolment Advisors before you begin the application process to talk through any questions you may have and help you with your application.

Gather your documents

Your Student Enrolment Advisor will advise what you will need to accompany your application. Documents for a strong application often include transcripts, certificates to verify previous studies and work experience evidence.

Apply now

Visit our website and go to our application system. The great news is you don’t have to complete the whole application in one sitting; you can save it and come back later.

To apply, you will need the course name and code, as well as scanned, certified copies of supporting documents.

Studying online with ECU

Australia's top-ranked public university for student experience 2-years in a row. Receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life.

Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive, but you will also have a dedicated success advisor (SEA) to support you with all non-academic study questions throughout your time at ECU.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Edith Cowan University is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching. We have been rated the maximum of five stars for teaching quality 12 years in a row. F ... Read More

Edith Cowan University is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching. We have been rated the maximum of five stars for teaching quality 12 years in a row. Fit study around your life and graduate sooner with our flexible and accessible accelerated and 100% online postgraduate courses. Read less
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