The Master of Education is designed to help education professionals engage with advanced knowledge, critical analysis and research skills in the broader area of educational studies.
This qualification examines the practice of existing education leaders, practitioners and wider educational professionals to gain a master's level qualification in education. The programme offers the option of a coursework pathway or a research pathway that aims to prepare students to undertake research in education.
This is not a teaching qualification, and it does not lead to registration as a teacher. The Master of Education can be taken with or without a specialisation.
To enrol in one of the specialisations in the Master of Education you must have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience or approval of the programme leader.
International student entry requirements
You can also complete the Master of Education without a specialisation.
You need a total of 180 points to successfully complete the Master of Education. You may elect to complete the degree by coursework only or by coursework and research (either a dissertation or a thesis where you can explore a topic of your interest).
1 Courses listed are those offered in 2022. To see the courses offered in 2023 and 2024, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Relevant professional experience is necessary to take this course. Programme leader approval required.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Education are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Master of Education graduates will have a broad range of research skills for application to their area of education.
This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.
The Master of Education can serve as a pathway to doctoral study.
Our initial teacher education qualifications can prepare you to become a teacher:
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.