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  • Objectives
    The Master of Education (generic and specialisations) aims to provide: * an introduction to the traditions of thought and analysis that have been used to discuss and illuminate matters of educational policy and practice; * advanced insights into theoretical and practical matters in education in such a way as to improve the making of professional decisions; * some opportunity for specialisation in educational topics of particular value or interest to the student; and * an introduction to the variety of educational research methods and some capacity to compare their effectiveness. Learning outcomesIt is expected that graduates from a Master of Education will be able to: * critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of educational policy and practice; * examine recent writing in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective; * translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into educational practices; * contribute to the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved three-year degree in a relevant field or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and have not less than two years relevant work experience. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.CREDITEligible students may be granted up to 36 units of credit for an approved four-year degree and relevant work experience. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Education of the University or an approved equivalent in a related field receive credit when progressing to the MEd programs.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education
  • Course description
    INTRODUCTION

    The Master of Education is a 72-unit flexible coursework program that allows students to create individual programs to suit their interests and thus shape their own educational pathways.

    The Master of Education is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    Credit of up to 36 units may be granted for approved prior studies and work experience. See Credit or Program of Study below for details. Accedited Professional Development Pathways modules may also be recognised.

    Students can choose to apply for admission to either the generic Master of Education or one of the following optional named specialisations:

        * Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice) #
        * Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
        * Master of Education (Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
        * Master of Education (Social Justice in Education)
        * Master of Education (Special Education) #
        * Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
        * Master of Education (Gifted Education)
        * Master of Education (Studies of Asia) #

    # Also available in external mode

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [January, 2009]

    To qualify for the Master of Education a student must complete 72 units, including approved credit, with a grade of P or NGP or better in any topic listed below, or additional 6-unit topics offered in any Master of Education specialisation, or approved topics at this level from other awards in the University.

    The coursework topics are normally selected from those designated for the coursework graduate education programs in that year.

    However, the Faculty Board may approve an alternative pattern or the inclusion of other topics from an appropriate graduate certificate or masters program offered by the University or another institution.

    Except with permission of the Board, the program must be completed full-time within four consecutive semesters or the equivalent part-time. These periods will be reduced pro-rata if credit is granted.

    The coursework topics are normally selected from the following AND/OR from those offered in the specialisations:

    EDES9020
        

    Information and the Analysis of Count Data
        

    6

    EDES9301
        

    Sociology of Education
        

    6

    EDES9401
        

    Learning Development and Educational Practice *
        

    6

    EDES9402
        

    Psychology and Instruction *
        

    6

    EDES9407
        

    Issues in Professional Learning
        

    6

    EDES9408
        

    Leading Professional Learning
        

    6

    EDET9320
        

    ICT Skills and Techniques for Educators and ICT Coordinators
        

    6

    EDSP9016
        

    Transition from School to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities
        

    6

    ESOL8701
        

    Second Language Classroom Research 1
        

    6

    ESOL8702
        

    L2 Literacy
        

    6

    ESOL8703
        

    ESL Methodology
        

    6

    LEGL9200
        

    The Legal Context of Teaching *
        

    6

    SCRN9001
        

    Australian Cinema *
        

    6

    THEO8201
        

    Interpreting the Gospels
        

    6

    THEO8301
        

    Jesus Christ: Introducting Christian Theology
        

    6

    *Available in external mode

    STUDENTS ARE REMINDED TO VIEW THE TOPICS IN EACH SPECIALISATION AS THESE ALSO ARE AVAILABLE TO MASTERS STUDENTS.

    In addition, a student may select the following topics with the approval of the Master of Education coordinator:

    EDES9001A/B
        

    Thesis
        

    36

    EDES9008
        

    Coursework Project
        

    12

    EDES9009
        

    Dissertation
        

    18

    EDES9019A
        

    Research Thesis
        

    24

    EDES9630A
        

    Culture and Education
        

    6

    All specialisations include a research pathway and students undertaking a research project of 18 units or greater will normally take at least one research methodology topic.

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