Postgraduate Education

Become a changemaker and shape the future of education in South Australia and beyond.


Designed for school leaders, teachers, educational consultants and professionals working in the education sector, the Master of Education will help you lead educational change and innovation.

The University of Adelaide is SA's highest ranked university for education, and in the top 100 worldwide. 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.

Postgraduate education classes are offered face-to-face and via blended online learning, workshops and intensives, providing you with flexibility so you can learn at your own pace.

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Specialisations and electives

The flexible Master of Education degree focuses on six specialisations and electives designed to meet your professional learning needs.

Educational leadership and innovation: Aspire to a leadership position and create positive change. This specialisation emphasises evidence-based strategies to build your self-awareness and leadership capability to lead positive and sustainable change in diverse educational settings.

Wellbeing: Build whole community wellbeing and understand the link between student social and emotional wellbeing and engaged learning. Designed to examine evidence-based approaches to wellbeing in education, this specialisation is essential for all educators working in education settings.

Entrepreneurship education: Explore the rise of 21st Century Skills. The Entrepreneurship Education specialisation focuses on design thinking, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and its impact on education, schools and systems.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Connect curiosity with innovative STEM applications. The STEM specialisation allows you to investigate issues and opportunities facing education in STEM areas and discover how to increase levels of student engagement.

English Language Teaching (ELT): This practical specialisation equips you with the latest strategies to become an effective educator of English Language Teaching in culturally diverse settings.

Research: Get a taste for educational research. Develop the skills to undertake education research with our internationally recognised team. The Research specialisation allows you to work closely with one of our researchers on a dissertation in an area of your interest.​​​​​​


"Teaching relies on having a strong community of practice, and support networks are essential in this profession. The School of Education recognises the benefits of face to face lectures and tutorials, and I have made lifelong friends who I can share ideas and resources with."Daisy Ashby


Career options

  • Education manager
  • Community development manager
  • Curriculum developer
  • Corporate learning and development
  • Higher Education teacher
  • Education liaison
  • Tutor
  • Principal
  • Educational consultant
  • Child care director

Average graduate salary

Median salary $85,000 (Graduate Careers Australia, 2015)

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