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How to get Minecraft: Education Edition (with or without a school email, purchase necessary)

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

I am not responsible for any purchases made


This post holds instructions on how to get a Minecraft: Education Edition account with or without having a school (or other associated) email. Follow step 1 and if you have an account, follow step 2. If step 1 does not work, follow the rest of the steps starting at 3.


WARNING: If you do not have an account thru school (or other) and still want an account, you will have to pay for it! Do not continue if you are not willing to spend money! I am not responsible for any purchases made.


minecraft education edition logo

Minecraft: Education Edition will be represented as MC: EE

Steps

  1. Go to MC: EE sign in page and try signing in with your school account information

  2. If it worked: download the game and learn to play

  3. If it didn't work follow the steps below - the following steps require you to spend money, do not continue if you are not willing to spend money

  4. $$ Create a basic business account with Microsoft, get a Microsoft domain when creating your business identity - costs $5.00 per month, $65.00 per year, I am not responsible for any purchases made

  5. Use your Microsoft business account and log in to Microsoft

  6. Using the left hand side bar, go to the Admin center

  7. With the left side bar, click "Billing" and then "Purchase Services"

  8. Use the search bar to find "Minecraft: Education Edition"

  9. $$ Purchase a license - costs $12.00 per person per year, I am not responsible for any purchases made

  10. Go to step 2


Resources

Step 1

"Get started with MC: EE (all platforms)" from MC: EE community hub

Step 2

"Download" from MC: EE

"Learn to Play" from MC: EE community hub

Step 4

"Microsoft 365 Business Basic" from Microsoft

Step 5

"Microsoft 365 administration" from Microsoft

Step 6

"Microsoft 365 admin center" from Microsoft

Additional

"Microsoft 365 for business" from Microsoft - options for basic, standard, and premium business subscriptions

"Purchase MC: EE Licenses in the Microsoft Admin Center" from the MC: EE community hub - in depth articles from Microsoft/Minecraft employees and community on purchasing MC: EE

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