Course overview

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Capstone subjects* Next term starts Applications close Total course fee**
1 year 2 years 4 2 1 or 2 16 July 2018 25 June A$25,728

* Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Students can choose between one 25 point capstone subject or two 12.5 capstone subjects.
** The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme provides qualified secondary teachers with the theoretical and practical skills related to the IB Diploma Programme and IB education more broadly.

Offered by Australia’s leading university for education*, this course allows students to continue teaching while studying at a time and place that suits them.

If you want to further develop your teaching skills, explore new teaching frameworks and methodologies and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad, this course is for you.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject

Course aims

This course is designed to produce teachers with expertise and specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students will also gain high quality professional development that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection.

Graduates of this course are eligible to register for the IB Certificate in teaching and learning through the International Baccalaureate Organisation® which will give educators interested in teaching at IB World Schools a competitive advantage.

Who the course is for

This course is for practicing teachers who are passionate about education and interested in the IB philosophy. It is for teachers in the early stages of their career who want to expand their career opportunities or teachers who have taught for many years who are looking to up-skill and improve their teaching quality.

Career outcomes

The IB is growing in popularity. Between February 2011 and February 2016, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide grew by 46.40%*. Consequently, demand for secondary school teachers who have this qualification in English is anticipated to climb steadily in places like India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ecuador, Japan, UK and the US.

Graduates of this course will be well placed to take up new career opportunities locally and globally.

*International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2016

What you will learn

  • Theories and concepts of the IB philosophy

  • Tools and strategies for assessing student learning

  • The ability to design and critique curriculum

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Nicky Dulfer
    Nicky Dulfer, Course Coordinator and Lecturer
  • Pip Robinson
    Pip Robinson, Lecturer
  • Julie Mitchell
    Julie Mitchell, Lecturer

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  • Your dedicated student support team

Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online Student Support Consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.