Career advancement

Thank you for considering us to help you advance in your career as an educator.

The programs in our Educational Studies suite develop your capacity to succeed in a world of rapid social and technological change where education is recognised as playing an increasingly important role.

They focus on the development of skills, understandings and attributes towards specialist abilities related to your chosen Fields of Study which may include:

  • Guidance, Counselling and Careers
  • Behaviour Management
  • Leadership
  • Supporting Diverse Learners
  • Curriculum

The Master of Educational Studies (Guidance, Counselling and Careers) is now accredited by the Australian Counselling  Association. Graduates of this course are eligible to become Registered Counsellors.  For further information please click here.   

Please note that these programs are not for teacher preparation.  If you are interested in a teaching career please go to the Become a teacher page.

Master's degrees
Apply online for the 16 unit Master of Educational Studies (#16 MEdSt) if:
  • You have an Honours research degree (or higher) in Education and would like to undertake some professional development study towards a master's degree.

  • You have a teaching degree (Bachelor of Education or Graduate Diploma in Education) and have been teaching or working in an educational context for over 5 years.
Apply online for the 24 unit Master of Educational Studies (#24 MEdSt) if:
  • You have a degree in education in a similar discipline (or a similar Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) with a minimum grade average of 4 and would like to undertake some professional development study towards a master's degree.

  • You have a degree outside of Education but have been teaching or working in an educational context for over 3 years
Apply online for the 32 unit Master of Educational Studies (#32 MEdSt) if:
  • You have a degree with a grade average of 4 and would like to undertake some professional development and study towards a master’s degree.
Apply online for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies if:
  • You would like to move into the education sector but your degree is not an education/teaching qualification.
  • You do not have a degree but have worked in the education sector for more than two years.
  • You are a practising teacher and would like to return to study but do not want to have to make a long-term or heavy-workload commitment.

What our students say

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the courses I chose for my Masters Degree. All of the lecturers were easily contactable and helpful.
  • Overall it's a great program and I would highly recommend it.
  • Wow!  I feel I have learnt so much this year - many thanks to the education team at UQ for putting together such a great masters program!
  • This program opened my eyes more to the many layers behind education and educational leadership.
  • I'd recommend it for sure. It is completely relevant and worthwhile in terms of refining my teaching.
  • It is high quality, I really enjoyed studying this program and I learnt a lot.
  • Very relevant to school contexts and an excellent form of professional development.
  • I would recommend the program for the commitment of lecturers; I would recommend it because lecturers provide a critical analysis of education.