Course Description

If you are an educator looking for your next professional challenge, the Master of Education offers advanced learning and development opportunities across a range of specialisations. Taught by active researchers and designed for experienced educators, leaders and future leaders of education, this flexible and rigorous degree will enhance your knowledge and practice, and deepen your understanding of educational theory and research.

This program is designed to develop and support the careers of trained teachers who are teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers.

You can choose to complete your course with units of study that suit your interests from our field offerings, including educational management and leadership, educational psychology, international education, special and inclusive education, sports coaching, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

If you're seeking a professional teaching qualification and hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline, please refer to the Master of Teaching.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.9% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 79.0% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.0% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.3% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 2.4% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 000674B
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAEDUCAT4000

Entry Requirements