Master of Education

General

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Program Description

Provides an opportunity for motivated professionals concerned with educational practice to undertake advanced coursework in a field of particular interest.

The course provides students with knowledge and understandings across a range of specialist areas suited to each student's needs and choices.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 8)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Education. Alternatively, applicants can have a Bachelor level degree in any other field, plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or a Master of Teaching, with equivalents, considered.

Special entry may be considered for students with a Bachelor level degree in another field or a three-year trained teacher, both supported by extensive professional experience.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Accelerated online mode

Early Childhood Education and Leading Education specialisations can be completed in 16 months via Accelerated online mode.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6195 Advanced Seminar 10
EDU6160 Leading Education in a Global Context 15
EDU6170 Assessment in Education: Policies, Pedagogy and Equity 15
EDU6172 Inquiry-Based Practice 20
Unit from Specialisation x 4 60

Specialisations you can study in this course

  • Catholic Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Leading Education
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Literacy Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to critique educational strategies and practices and synthesise complex ideas in authentic situations.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to contributions to professional practice/scholarship.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of educational research.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to plan a substantial project.

Career Opportunities

This course will support graduates in professional advancement as teachers, leaders and administrators.

Possible future job titles

Principal, Teaching Coordinator, School Leader, School Administrator, Level 3 School Teacher, Lecturer.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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