Master of Education

Take the next step in Christian
Educational Leadership.

Admission Requirements

Grow your knowledge and career opportunities

As a professional teacher, you’ve learned to set goals for your students. Whether they’re working towards a test, a public performance or major assessment, you work alongside them to envision and achieve success together. Now, as you consider your own career goals, Excelsia College Online is there to help you take your next step with a Master of Education (MEd).

Perhaps you want to hone your skills in the classroom, increase your earning potential or become a leader in your professional learning community. Perhaps your eye is on a future role as a principal or curriculum leader. Whichever path you want your career to take, our online MEd prepares professional educators for advancement in any area of educational research, leadership and practice.

This 100 per cent online course can be completed in as little as 16 months part-time, allowing you to maintain your work, home and other commitments without compromising your study.

A faith-based approach to learning

Excelsia College’s respected academics will guide your learning from a faith-based perspective, teaching you to reflect deeply on the ways in which your Christian worldview impacts your role as a teacher and leader. Our courses are aligned with AITSL standards, and students will graduate with the confidence to lead in both religious and non-religious educational environments.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

The entry criteria for admission to the Master of Education are:

  • a four-year Bachelor of Education or equivalent qualification, and:
  • the completion of postgraduate studies in a relevant field; OR
  • professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study

The entry requirements for those with postgraduate initial teaching education degree are:

  • a bachelor's degree AND
  • ONE of the following postgraduate qualifications
    •  Master of Teaching;
    • Graduate Diploma in Education; OR
    • Equivalent postgraduate teaching qualification

Applicants whose qualifying undergraduate studies were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum overall result of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0.

Other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency

  • Approved language courses within Australia: successfully completed no more than 2 years prior to your commencement at Excelsia College.
  • Tertiary degree studies undertaken in Australia: Successful completion of 2 years of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Australia.
  • Tertiary degree studies taught in English outside Australia: Successful completion of at least 2 years full-time of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America.
  • Residency of an English speaking country: If you have lived in Australia or another English-speaking country for 10 years or more.

The Master of Education is not available to overseas/international students.

Course Units

Excelsia's online Master of Education will give you the tools you need to be a leading classroom teacher and progress into leadership roles in education.

To earn an MEd, you must complete eight units:

Core units (Part A)

One of the following specialisations (Part B)



Compulsory research units (Part C)

To receive further information about these units, speak to one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 02 9819 8888

Course Master of Education
Length 16 months part-time
$1,910 per unit. FEE-HELP is available.
Faculty School of Education


Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to make an immediate impact on your career. Offering two specialisations in highly regarded fields, Leadership and Curriculum, you can apply your new skills to your classroom or curriculum immediately.



Delivering six study periods across the year, you will focus your learning on one unit per study period. Each study period runs for seven weeks, so you will complete units faster, enabling you to focus your learning. You can start at a study period that suits your schedule, and should you need to, skip a study period if other life commitments require your full attention.



Receive one-on-one support from a dedicated Student Success Advisor throughout your study journey. Whether you need support scheduling your workload, reminders of assignment due dates or motivation to hit your next milestone, we’re available to work with you when you need us.