The Master of Education is for current and future leaders in education in a dynamic climate of educational change and innovation. It is designed to develop and support the careers of teaching professionals, education administrators, researchers and policy makers.
The Master of Education program does not lead to a professional teaching qualification.
The Master of Education is a flexible program, allowing students to specialise in a number of different streams or, alternatively, graduate with a general Master of Education degree.
It is intended for trained teachers or those who wish to better understand educational theory and research.
Students can choose to complete the Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies with a stream.
This means that candidates concentrate their studies in one of the designated areas within the program and graduate with the stream (in brackets) as part of their award name area.
To qualify for a Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, candidates need to complete the required number of core, elective and capstone units of study required for that stream. The units of study are specified under the specific streams.
The available streams are:
* This stream is only offered at the Graduate Certificate level. Candidates completing this stream can progress to the Graduate Diploma or Master degree; however the Graduate Diploma or Masters will be awarded with no stream.
This approach is best suited to those students who have a broad range of interests and wish to select units of study from across the entire Master of Education program.
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
To qualify for the award of Master of Education, candidates are required to complete a total of 48 credit points, including:
Students who intend on undertaking a higher degree by research (MPhil or PhD) in future should enrol in the dissertation option (please note that entry requirements apply for this unit of study. Consult your course convenor for further details).
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies, candidates are required to complete a total of 36 credit points, including:
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising: