At this time, Minecraft: Education Edition is supported on the newest operating systems for PC and Mac. On PC, Minecraft is supported for Windows 10. On macOS, Minecraft is supported for Sierra and High Sierra systems. This article will cover the following:
- Technical Requirements
- How to upgrade your system
- Next steps
If your device meets the minimum hardware specs for Windows 10 or macOS, it will run Minecraft: Education Edition. If you have a suggestion for a different platform support based on your school environment, please get in touch with us.
Here are specifications for each operating system we support: Windows 10 or macOS.
Upgrading your system
To upgrade your device to Windows 10, it must already be running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 can be purchased as a digital download or a boxed product from the online Microsoft Store, with special savings for students, parents, and faculty. To upgrade to Windows 10, you can click here for information.
For resources to update your macOS please use this link.
Make sure you have the latest version of macOS installed on your device. To check this, go to the Apple menu, click “About this Mac” and click “Software Update” if necessary.
|Technical Requirements||Hardware Requirements|
|Windows||Windows 10 and Windows 10S||
• CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
• RAM: 2GB
• GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*
• GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
• HDD: At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files
|OS X 10.9 Maverick and up|
- Check your eligibility (guidelines | countries)
- Confirm it is available in the languages you prefer
- Set up your Office 365 for Education accounts
- Install Minecraft: Education Edition
- Learning to Play Minecraft: Education Edition
Updated June 5, 2018