Designed for school leaders, teachers, education consultants and professionals working in the education sector, our education degrees will help you lead educational change and innovation.
Your next career move
Put yourself in contention for a leadership salary of more than $100,000* or become an expert by specialising in education growth areas such as STEM and Entrepreneurship Education.
Align yourself with a leading university
The University of Adelaide is South Australia's number one university for graduate employability* and our degrees build a strong foundation for an outstanding career in education.
Recognise your experience
If you’ve already completed a teaching qualification and worked as a teacher in Australia for two years, you may be granted up to 24 units of credit towards the Master of Education.
Flexible study options
Learn flexibly and at your own pace with classes offered in a range of convenient ways, including face-to-face and via online learning, workshops and intensives. The Professional Certificate and Graduate Certificate are available online or face-to-face while some courses in the Master of Education can be studied online. See Degree Finder for more information.
Commit to a level of study that suits you
Studying Online during COVID-19
"The Master of Education at The University of Adelaide has dealt with the transition to online learning incredibly well and has given us International students an efficient and thorough learning platform as well as a team of incredibly wonderful professors and support staff to encourage us to persevere through these tough times.Through Zoom lectures, group discussions and wellbeing conferences as well as interactive presentations and insightful online lectures I have been able to focus on my learning as well as identify self development strategies. I thank Associate Professor Mathew White and the entire faculty of Education at the University of Adelaide for utilising innovative pedagogies and at the same time providing us the support and motivation that is needed to cope in these stressful times!"
- Educational leadership and innovation
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- English Language Teaching (ELT)
- Education manager
- Community development manager
- Curriculum developer
- Corporate learning and development
- Higher Education teacher
- Education consultant
- Policy adviser
- School principal
Studying Online during COVID-19
"The shift from blended learning to virtual flipped intensive has offered me a rich experience of online learning. Every discipline in Master of Education is surprisingly interactive through emails, question answer forums, discussion board, assignments and Zoom conferences. I have learned just as much online as I would have in a blended approach. Each professor keeps excellent communication throughout the course through emails, notifications and feedback. Reading materials, videos, pre-recorded lectures allow flexibility and at your own pace learning. Zoom conferences are always interesting because you get to see everyone simultaneously. The sessions are lively with high energy levels of the professors and ensure student-student interaction through breakout sessions. I have not experienced anything different in virtual classes than in traditional classes."
Located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural and shopping precinct
We are the only university in SA where you can study education in the city.
Head of School, Professor Faye McCallum
"Our postgraduate programs are evidence-based with a focus on quality and contemporary learning and teaching. Numerous Alumni who have graduated from this program are demonstrating a significant impact on the broader education community in South Australia."
Jiaxin (Jessie) Yu
"In these last few years of study I learned not only different languages, values and cultures, but also how to navigate the wider world. I have learned to reflect on and learn from mistakes. I can meet different people and learn how to work with them with different strategies. The University of Adelaide is a great place to study - I truly enjoy discussing educational issues with professors and students from many background."
"The University of Adelaide recently introduced a completely new and thorough Masters of Education program that has been put together by some of the country's leading educators and program designers. I am enjoying the flexibility that the university offers me that allows me to complete aspects of my degree online while also attending intensives on campus. The high quality professors and educators that lead and conduct the classes offer beneficial 21st century subjects. Subjects that are relevant and engaging in the way the course is taught."
"I have really enjoyed studying as an international student at the University of Adelaide. The focus and attention that the University puts on student wellbeing is to be recognised. They strive to ensure students are engaged, supported, and connected through many forms of support from exam preparation and study guidance to social events and engagement initiatives. The course structure, research, assessment style, lectures and tutorials, all reflect the quality and education style that I hope to deliver in a Higher Education setting myself."
Start in 2021
The next entry for the Master of Education is in early 2021.
*The Department of Jobs and Small Business Projects predicts future jobs growth for Education and Reviewers by 17.3%. Occupation projections – five years to May 2023, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Labour Market Information Portal.