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 education specialisations to give you the skills and knowledge to advance your career.

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.

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.

Master of Autism

The Master of Autism is an online course designed to enable professionals and parents to lead the development and implementation of strategies that support individuals on the autism spectrum.

This degree takes a social justice perspective to supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum by focussing on creating successful learning, education and employment programs in early childhood and school settings, and employment environments. 

Other options

Graduate Certificate in Autism
Graduate Certificate in Education

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.

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.

Why study education at UOW

Be inspired by industry-leading teachers

  • Our academics — your teachers — are at the forefront of their specialisations. They are published authors, expert researchers and accredited professionals, who are passionate about teaching and learning.

Specialise

  • By furthering your education, you will become a more specialist educator with the knowledge and skills to teach specific groups of people effectively.

Earn a promotion or pay rise

  • In 2020 the median salary of all postgraduate coursework graduates was $87,400*, while the median salary of all undergraduates employed full-time was $64,700*. 

Flexible study options

  • Many UOW postgraduate education courses offer online, or flexible study options. See education courses above for more details..

Graduate Outcomes Survey - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2020

Ways to pay for your degree

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Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

Eligible students will be automatically offered a CSP if places are still available. This means the Government will fund up to 75% of your tuition fees.


HECS-HELP

In addition to CSPs, eligible students can access HECS-HELP to defer all or part of their course fees.

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Without a Commonwealth supported place, studying wouldn't have been an option for me. I've gained given skills and experiences that have set me up for a career in my field. Lisa Gilogley

Education stories from UOW

Your teachers at UOW are at the forefront of their field and are using education research for the betterment of society, and so too are UOW students. They are tackling areas such as early childhood outcomes, helping schools meet the Autism challenge and closing the gap in digital inequality.

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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 SchoolMaster of Education (Educational Leadership)

Top 200

UOW ranks among the world's top 200 universities for Education.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2021