La Trobe University

Master of Education


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 400

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

Academic entry requirement

A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

Graduate positions can include adult educator, leading teacher and lecturer/tutor.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 400


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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

Completion of a minor thesis in this program provides eligibility for a direct pathway into Doctoral studies (EdD and PhD). If you complete the program by coursework, you may apply for the EdD but need to achieve a B grade average in the coursework component to be eligible for the Doctoral thesis.

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:

CRICOS code: 011412M