Master of Education

Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.

Teach. Innovate. Lead.

As a teacher and educator, you know the importance of continued learning. Western’s Master of Education is an innovative program that will further your education career. 

This part-time, online degree critically examines recent developments in theory, policy, practice and research methodologies for educators across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings. Learn to design original evidence-based investigations; and analyse a range of data about complex educational problems in order to reframe problems and generate solutions.

Why study the Master of Education?

  • Receive Credit for Prior Learning for your work experience
  • Option to progress to further doctoral study
  • Assessment focus is on professionally relevant tasks for teachers and school leaders

Top 50 Worldwide for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education

Western is ranked 37th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.

Upskill Your Education

Why Undertake Further Education?

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

The Master of Education, Learner Wellbeing testamur major is designed to expand the knowledge, skills, and capacities of professionals working within educational settings to enable learners to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful. Students will critically examine what constitutes, promotes, and sustains learner wellbeing within an educational context from a multidisciplinary, strengths-based perspective. Informed by a whole school and person-centred approach, students will engage in problem solving, and apply pedagogical knowledge to identify and respond to learner mental health needs, and to improve wellbeing and connectedness within educational contexts.

The Master of Education,  STEM testamur major is designed for teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and their capacity to plan, deliver and evaluate effectively integrated STEM learning experiences. Students will develop specialised skills to enable them to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise multi-disciplinary approaches to STEM teaching, drawing on appropriate theoretical knowledge, allowing them to plan and deliver exemplary practice in STEM teaching. Students will also gain the skills required to be STEM leaders in schools, developing, enacting and evaluating interdisciplinary curriculum reform for the future.

The Master of Education, Mathematics Education testamur major equips primary and secondary school teachers of mathematics with specialist skills, knowledge, and dispositions to assist them in strengthening their role as mathematics specialist teachers within primary or secondary school settings. Through a combination of course content and independent research, graduates will develop deep mathematical pedagogical content knowledge, a strong understanding of the importance of research-based enquiry to inform teaching and leading in mathematics, and skills in mentoring and coaching colleagues.

The Master of Education,  Leadership testamur major is designed for educational leaders who value the strategic importance of leadership and its impact on educational success. This major critically explores concepts and practices of leadership across educational contexts. It recognises that leadership emerges and is enacted in diverse ways, is crucial for fostering change and educational transformation and that educational leaders are responsible for developing the leadership capacities of others. Students will develop knowledge of research principles and practices in educational leadership and review and evaluate theory and scholarship. Students will apply concepts and theories to bodies of knowledge and practice. They will design original evidence-based investigations and analyse and synthesise a range of data to reframe problems and generate solutions. They will develop and evaluate innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace settings, communicate their findings to diverse audiences and contribute to scholarship in educational leadership.

The Master of Education, Leadership and Management testamur major is designed for emergent and experienced professional leaders in a range of educational organisations, locally and internationally. Subjects are drawn from the School of Education and the School of Business, providing professionals with comprehensive skills and knowledge to strategically foster teaching and learning, and effectively lead organisations in an ever-changing business climate. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to solve a real-world education business management problem through action-learning. Focusing on theory and practice, the specialisation has significant application to the global and dynamic context of education.

Fees and delivery

Fees:  Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: Online

This program is offered fully online and is only available to International Students who are non Students visa holders.



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"This degree provided me with the most current pedagogical knowledge and resources to educate within a future-focused learning environment."

— Grant Jones. Master of Education (STEM)

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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