Master of Education

Education is a rewarding career that can truly change lives. Few other jobs let you have such a profound impact on so many people. At UOW, you can choose from a range of specialisations within the Master of Education, each giving you the skills and knowledge to advance your career.

Get up to 75% off your fees in 2022

In 2022, the Government will pay up to 75% of the course fees of eligible Domestic students studying a UOW postgraduate degree in Education. So if you're considering postgrad study, there’s never been a better time to get started on your next qualification.

ELIGIBILITY & FEES

The Master of Education

The Master of Education can be studied over 1.5 years full-time (four subjects per semester). You can also choose to study part-time and work at your own pace. Students who are working full-time often study part-time, choosing to complete one to two subjects per semester, taking three years to complete the full degree.

Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in TESOL

The Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in TESOL can be studied over 6 months full-time (one semester). You can also choose to study part-time, and work at your own pace. Students who are working full-time often study part-time, choosing to complete one to two subjects per semester, taking 12-18 months to complete the full degree.

Master of Education

The Master of Education requires the successful completion of 12 subjects. This is made up of core and elective subjects. You can choose your specialisation including Educational Leadership, Digital Technologies for Learning, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Autism Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.

View the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and learning outcomes.

 

Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in TESOL

The Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in TESOL requires the successful completion of four subjects. This course has one core subject and three electives of your choice from our Master of Education specialisations.

View the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and learning outcomes:

Graduate Certificate in Education

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

SessionSession Details
2022 Autumn (Feb)

Orientation: 22 Feb - 24 Feb 2022
Session: 28 Feb – 23 Jun 2022
Applications Close (Direct): 15 January 2022*

2022 Spring (July)

Orientation: 18 Jul 2022
Session: 25 Jul – 17 Nov 2022
Applications Close (Direct): 25 Jun 2022*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session. Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Master of Education

CampusTotal Course Fee*
Wollongong, UOW Online $5,976 (2022)

Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in TESOL

CampusTotal Course Fee*
Wollongong, UOW Online $1,992 (2022)

The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are University places where, for eligible domestic students, tuition fees are made up of two parts:

  • an Australian Government contribution (for some courses, up to three-quarters of the tuition fee is funded by the Australian Government)
  • a student contribution (which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan)

 To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder.

 *Total indicative course tuition fees shown is for a Commonwealth Supported place. These fees are based on normal course length and progression and are subject to change from year to year. For up to date information on course structure and fees, refer to the UOW Course Handbook.

You can choose to study the Master of Education, Graduate Certificate in Education or Graduate Certificate in TESOL online, or at our Wollongong campus.

UOW Online

UOW integrates online learning into nearly all subjects. However, when your course is offered through UOW Online, 100% of your course will be delivered online, including all tutorials, class discussions and submission of assessments. This delivery mode allows you to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. 

Studying online still means you will be able to connect with our passionate lecturers and teachers and network with your classmates.

 

Wollongong Campus

When you study ‘on campus’ you will attend classes at a UOW campus between Monday and Friday, but you can often choose class times outside business hours to help you organise study around your other commitments. UOW integrates online learning into all of our subjects so the time spent on campus is spent strengthening your understanding and practising your skills.

 

Specialisations

Master of Education (Educational Leadership) 

The Master of Education (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in educational settings such as schools, early childhood, higher education and vocational education. During this degree you will study the fundamentals of educational leadership and management, and learn how to apply this to your practice as an educator. You will also enhance your skills in areas such as mentoring new educators, managing curricula and assessment, supporting staff development, and leading organisational change. Throughout the degree, you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct an individualised research project that ties in with your work and interests.

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus.

Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership)  

The Master of Education Extension(Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in educational settings such as schools, early childhood, higher education and vocational education.

During this degree you will gain extensive practical skills and an advanced theoretical understanding of educational leadership and management, and learn how to apply this to your practice as an educator. You will enhance your skills in areas such as mentoring new educators, managing curricula and assessment, supporting staff development, and leading organisational change. Throughout this degree you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate. You will also conduct an individualised research project that aligns with your work and interests.

You will broaden your Educational Leadership study by undertaking further study in one of the following additional focus areas:

  • Higher Education
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus.

Other options

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for educators seeking a short, flexible degree that can be tailored to their needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education if you are interested in further study. Fee subsidised places available in 2021.

The Master of Education (Digital Technologies for Learning) is for anyone wanting to update and refine their skills in using contemporary digital technologies in teaching and learning. The program is suitable for those who already use digital technologies in their current roles in education and training, and also for those who want to expand their career opportunities. During this degree you will study the theory and practice of digital technologies for learning. Our subjects cover designing for effective digital resources and learning experiences, as well as implementation and evaluation. Our approach to assessment provides opportunities for you to explore digital technologies in your own professional context, with a strong grounding in fundamental principles and emerging ideas in the field.  

The degree includes core subjects that build essential knowledge in educational psychology and research literacy. You can also tailor your degree to your current and future career goals by incorporating electives from other education areas such as educational leadership, TESOL and autism studies, and by pursuing independent projects on topics of interest to you.  

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus.

Other options

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for educators seeking a short, flexible degree that can be tailored to their needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education if you are interested in further study. Fee subsidised places available in 2021.

Master of Education (Special Education)

The Master of Education (Special Education) provides professional training for qualified primary and secondary teachers to take up specialist positions to support students with neurodivergent conditions and disabilities in schools. This program is also appropriate for individuals who wish to implement education programs for individuals with disabilities in community-based settings such as early childhood or adult learning programs.

This degree offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills related to undertaking assessment in order to create and implement evidence-based practices that support the inclusion, learning and achievement of individuals with neurodivergent conditions and disabilities. You will have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas such as Educational Leadership or Information Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), to tailor your degree to your career goals.

You will also benefit from innovative study options, allowing you to engage in interactive online study while learning from practical discussions and learning experiences.

Master of Education (TESOL) 

The Master of Education (TESOL) program is suitable for experienced teachers wishing to upgrade or refine their English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching skills. It is also for people who are new to education and wish to pursue careers in English language teaching in the adult education sector, such as working with private colleges or migrant services.

This degree offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training, with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus.

Master of Education Extension (TESOL)

The Master of Education Extension (TESOL) is a higher degree for professional educators and those who are interested in pursuing a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This degree can be tailored to suit individual career goals by combining TESOL studies with further study in either Educational Leadership or Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training.

This qualification offers theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training.

This degree can lead to an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching qualification for those employed as teachers with the Department of Education.

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus. 

Other TESOL courses

Graduate Diploma in TESOL
Graduate Certificate in TESOL
Graduate Certificate in Education

Accreditation

The University of Wollongong is recognised by the Department of Education (DE) as a provider of EAL/D qualifications for primary/secondary trained teachers. DE accreditation will be dependent upon subject choice.

The Master of Education (Interdisciplinary Studies in Education) is designed for educators seeking a flexible degree that can be tailored to their needs and interests. The program suits education graduates and professionals who are looking to diversify their expertise or change their career direction by gaining specialist knowledge in a new area. The program will also be of interest to graduates from other fields seeking a broad base in education and training to underpin career goals in generalist education roles in fields such as training and professional development, or policy and planning. 

The degree includes core subjects that build essential knowledge in educational psychology and research literacy, plus introductory subjects in educational leadership and digital technologies for learning. You can tailor your degree to your current and future career goals by incorporating electives from other education areas such as educational leadership, digital technologies, TESOL and autism studies, and by pursuing independent projects on topics of interest to you. 

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study 100% online or on-campus.

Other options

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for educators seeking a short, flexible degree that can be tailored to their needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education if you are interested in further study. Fee subsidised places available in 2021.

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Completion of a postgraduate degree equips an educator with the next level of theoretical knowledge to reflect upon and improve practice. My degree has allowed me to do this. Kieren Corbyn, Principal, Lake Heights Public School Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

Graduate Certificate study options

A short, flexible degree that can be tailored to your needs and interests. This course has one core subject and three electives of your choice from our Master of Education specialisations. You can progress into the Master of Education if you are interested in further study.

Graduate Certificate in Education Graduate Certificate in TESOL

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