Master of Education

Southern Cross University

Program Description

Master of Education

Southern Cross University

This course offers maximum flexibility to enroll and study when it suits you - it is 100% online, and can be studied one subject at a time, up to six subjects a year on any internet connected device.

Study periods

Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Aug, Oct

Lead the future of education with an online Master of Education

Advocate for better education. Shape the minds of tomorrow. Be a leading force in your industry. With a Master of Education from Southern Cross University, you’ll be prepared for all the challenges that come with a fulfilling career in education.

Our Master of Education online course is designed to enhance the ability of professional educators. We understand that the education sector is constantly evolving, which is why our online Master of Education is structured to help you perform successfully as an educational leader in contemporary contexts.

This course offers two specializations: Educational Leadership and Educational Wellbeing. With a curriculum tailored to your interests and career ambitions, you can choose to grow in the direction you’re most passionate about and build a rewarding future.

Teachers and educational professionals wishing to further their careers will benefit from a diverse offering of units. Plus, our Master's degree in education is available online, Australia-wide meaning you can join the classroom from wherever you are based.

Prepare for a diverse career in education

Southern Cross University’s online Master of Education comprises two specializations. Depending on your career objectives, you may choose one of the following:

Educational Leadership

Do you want to drive leadership and business strategies in an education setting? Our Master of Education online is designed with contemporary education settings in mind, incorporating real-world learning. It provides you with everything you need to manage people, time, resources and even the books to improve education outcomes with confidence.

Educational Wellbeing

Bring positive change to the education system with a specialization in teacher and student welfare. Our online Master of Education provides you with the skills you need to see the potential in others, build valuable relationship skills, and offer guidance and support to those who are going through difficult times.

Why study your MEd online with Southern Cross?

The Master of Education’s course coordinator, Dr. Anne Bellert discuss the benefits of further study for teachers and educational professionals.

The School of Education has a proud history of making a great contribution to teacher education and to the profession of teaching that stretches back almost 50 years.

To ensure academic rigor, all staff involved in the development, writing, and teaching of these units are academics with PhDs in various fields within the discipline of education.

The Master of Education provides you with many opportunities for career progression and what’s more, it’s designed to suit your busy lifestyle.

The course is conducted fully online and the demands of the course are tailored towards your professional needs. You can pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school.

The skills provided by a Master of Education will set you up to lead your department to make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers.

Southern Cross University Online boasts one of the most cost-effective online Master of Education degrees in Australia.

What you can study

Delivered fully online, this Masters degree in education offers a broad range of study options throughout the program.

Part A – The compulsory units

  • Contemporary Educational Leadership
  • Contemporary Educational Contexts
  • Leading Professional Learning
  • Educational Investigation

Part B – Specialisation: Educational Leadership

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Positive Leader
  • Evaluation for Improved Teaching and Learning

OR Part B – Specialisation: Educational Wellbeing

  • Valuing Diversity
  • Educational Support in Difficult Times
  • Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
  • Enhancing Student Wellbeing

Career and industry outlook

With an online Master of Education, your career prospects are endless. On completion, you’ll discover a wide range of senior teaching roles open to you. No matter where you envisage yourself in the education sector, a Master of Education can help you get there.

  • School principal – Pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school. Whether in primary or secondary, the School Principal is responsible for making important decisions and constantly advocating for the education of students.
  • Head of the department – The skills provided by studying a Master of Education online will set you up to lead your department, make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers.
  • Educational consultant – Harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your education background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society.
  • Curriculum developer – Shape the future of education by designing innovative new curriculums to inspire and engage learners. Our online Master of Education prepares you to develop and deliver your own training, workshops, courses, and curriculums.

Flexible exit options

We know that plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the online Master of Education degree. If you need to exit early, if home or work commitments demand your full attention, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed.

If you decide to complete your Masters at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree.

  • Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education by completing four units from Part A.

Entry criteria

To qualify for entry to the Master of Education online, you must have:

  • a four-year Bachelor degree in Education from an Australian university or equivalent; OR
  • an undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level teaching qualification from an Australian university or equivalent.

Non-standard language admission requirements for international students (IELTS) with an overall score of 7.5 or equivalent.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Please note: you must be a registered teacher to be eligible for this course.

Advanced standing

If you’ve already completed a postgraduate degree in education, you may be eligible for advanced standing.

This recognition of prior knowledge can shave months of your total study time, which means you can graduate even sooner. Talk to our friendly team about any advanced standing you may be eligible for.

Student testimonial

The course is designed to complement what we (as teachers and principals) are working on professionally and, as long as I maintain this synergy, I have found it is less of an imposition on my professional life and more collaboration between study and profession.

Aleasa Brink, online Master of Education student

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 20, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
16 months
Part time
2,355 AUD
per unit. 8 units.