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The Faculty of Education is home to some of the world’s most recognised education experts. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research nationally and globally. Our mission is to equip graduates to address the major educational challenges of our times. Become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education.
We offer full-time, part-time, online and in person options, from short courses all the way through to masters level, granting you greater flexibility.
Our courses for professionals are built for practical application in the real world, leaving our graduates highly employable. Gain a strong foundation in education practice and theory where you can delve into contemporary education issues, connect with the latest developments in the field, and garner the expertise to move beyond the classroom.
Our flagship Master of Education is designed for a range of education professionals who want to develop or extend their expertise in education so they can move into leadership, specialist or coordinator positions. Flexible course with eight specialization areas.
Drawing on the pioneering research and insights from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Education and leading education researcher John Hattie, our 100% online Evidence-Based Teaching program is the only program of its kind in Australia. Explore our Evidence-Based Teaching courses to deepen your teaching methods and skills to improve student outcomes.
Explore the science of learning and how the brain works with the Professional Certificate in Educational Neuroscience. You’ll examine how this emerging and exciting field can be successfully translated to improve classroom teaching and learning.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research is for those with a coursework masters who are contemplating further research study.
International Education (International Baccalaureate)
Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, our International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are internationally recognized to provide qualified teachers with the theoretical and practical skills to become IB specialists anywhere in the world. The flexible 100% online IB courses enable you to gain high quality professional development whilst maintaining your current practice.
At a time when communities all over the world are experiencing unprecedented challenges, languages education plays a crucial role in working towards inter-cultural understanding and promoting culturally inclusive societies. You’ll benefit from rigorous teaching, teaching practice placements, and a diverse student cohort. Explore our language education courses in TESOL, Modern Language and more to become an effective Languages educator.
Explore our Learning Intervention courses to better understand children and young people with learning difficulties and learn how to create an inclusive environment to promote effective learning and positive behaviour in delivering greater student achievement.
Developed for current and aspirational educational school leaders, explore our Instructional Leadership courses to build your leadership skills and knowledge to enhance effective teaching and learning, and contribute to greater student achievement.
Psychology and Wellbeing
Explore our courses in positive psychology and wellbeing with an evidence-based approach. Gain a scientific understanding of how humans flourish and communities and institutions can be strengthened through positive psychology so you can apply these principles in your professional and personal life.
We also offer one of only four educational psychology degrees in Australia where you’ll be taught by internationally recognised education experts preparing you to work as a registered psychologist supporting individuals with developmental and learning issues.
Become a Teacher
Study the Master of Teaching to start a rewarding career in teaching. Our Master of Teaching program here at the Faculty of Education brings together theory and practice in a way that gives you powerful insights into children and young people and how they learn. Connect with the latest research and become skilled at assessing individual abilities and adapting your teaching to support the needs of each student as they grow and develop over time. Early childhood, primary and secondary streams are available.
Designed by the Centre for Program Evaluation, our Master of Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Evaluation courses offer students a rare opportunity to develop the evaluation skills needed to inform programs and policies with reliable evidence, support communities, and drive organisational change across a range of sectors and activities. Whether you are currently working in an evaluation role, supervising evaluations, or seeking a career change, our 100% online multidisciplinary Evaluation courses can fit your needs and prepare you to confidently engage in real-world evaluation practice.
Graduate Research in Education
Research discovery is at the forefront of all our research programs, from masters by research to doctoral degrees. Explore our research degrees in education to discover new knowledge and generate evidence that has the potential to inform education policy or practice.
Aligned to industry and workforce needs, these small, highly accessible courses equip you with in-demand skills and knowledge for your job now, and help you build a diverse skill-set for the future.
The Abecedarian Approach is one of the few evidence-based, proven programs that integrates basic principles of human learning and development into a fun, affordable, and effective approach to early childhood education.
|Closing date (DOM|INT)||March, April, August, October|
The CLASS Observation Training program teaches students to observe teacher-child interactions and provide feedback to help new and experienced teachers become more effective. The program also helps educational leaders and teachers to lead and develop other educators in CLASS so they can use it in their setting.
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|Closing date (DOM|INT)||March, June|
Explore frameworks, research and literature to help you evaluate the benefits of learning technologies and resources. Gain an evidence base and criteria that can help explain the value of digital tools in your classroom.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||March 13|
Gain a multifaceted understanding of educational leadership to better support teachers of young children in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||17 July|
Gain the skills to lead educators in providing quality educational programs and practices for young children in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||25 April|
Gain a research and policy-informed understanding of approaches to advocacy and activism and how they can achieve equitable outcomes for young children and families.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||9 October|
Enhance your capacity as an educational leader to build collaborative partnerships to further support young children's learning in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||5 June|
Explore strategies to lead and guide your colleagues to develop teaching and learning practices that improve student experiences and outcomes within innovative learning environments.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||25 April|
Lead change in schools through implementing and transitioning to innovative learning environments.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||6 Nov|
Explore strategies and scenarios for managing online student interactions, bullying, feedback, moderation and peer-to-peer learning in new and emerging digital environments, including augmented reality and virtual reality. Review online learning spaces to ensure they are safe and ethical.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||17 July|
Discover how your mind frame influences your teaching within innovative learning environments.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||13 March|
Gain practical strategies and tools to support effective teaching practices in innovative learning environments, as well as the capabilities to impart your knowledge to colleagues.
|Closing date (DOM | INT)||February, October|
Why study at the University of Melbourne?
Be taught by internationally recognised education experts.
Our curriculums are thought-leading, relevant and research-informed.
No.1 Education school in Australia and No.12 in the world.*
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Education
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Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.