La Trobe University

Master of Education


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Fees and costs
$21,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

If you are a graduate with either a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you're teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry teaching program.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates may work in positions such as adult educator, leading teacher, and lecturer/tutor in universities.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$21,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: