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GET STARTED

Start here to get Minecraft: Education Edition for your classroom, school, or district.

Your school account is ready to use with Minecraft: Education Edition. Visit our Download page to install the app.

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Minecraft: Education Edition

WELCOME TO MINECRAFT

The steps below will help you start your Minecraft journey. We will show you how to create an account, begin a free trial, purchase the app – and how to play and teach with Minecraft.

Get an O365 Account

To login to Minecraft: Education Edition, you will need an Office 365 Education account. To check to see if your school account is already verified, enter your school email address below. If you don’t already have a valid account, we’ll redirect you to a sign-up page.

Download a Free Trial

Anyone with a valid O365 Education account can download a free Minecraft: Education Edition trial. There are a limited number of logins allowed before you will be asked to purchase a subscription.

For Windows and macOS, Click here.
For iPad, visit the App store.

Purchase & Manage Licenses

Minecraft: Education Edition is licensed via yearly subscriptions purchased through Authorized Education Partners or directly with the Microsoft Store for Education.

For detailed guidance on deployment, visit aka.ms/meedeployguide.​

Learn more about the impact Minecraft: Education Edition is making in classrooms around the world.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY & TEACH

How To Play & Teach With Minecraft

Start with an easy training – My Minecraft Journey – and watch this series of how-to videos to learn the basics. Explore hundreds of lessons for inspiration and activities to start using Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom.

Connect With Global Mentors

Find an educator near you who can provide support, advice, and camaraderie as you start using Minecraft: Education Edition. Search our community of more than 300 mentors in 70 countries.

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Get Support When You Need It

Know where to go if you need help. For more information, visit the Help Center and search the Knowledge Base, engage with our Community in the forums, or Submit a Request.