Course summary

The Master of Education is an innovative and practical course for professional educators. It has pathways relevant for teachers and educational leaders from all sectors, including early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education. It enables educators to significantly advance their practice in a range of areas including leadership, innovation and change, student wellbeing and educational research and evaluation. 

Significant advanced standing (or credit) is available for those with relevant previous learning and expertise. Educational professionals can enrol in the full award or complete individual units as professional development.

The Master of Education is an innovative and practical course for professional educators. It has pathways relevant for teachers and educational leaders from all sectors, including early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education. It enables educators to significantly advance their practice in a range of areas including leadership, innovation and change, student wellbeing and educational research and evaluation. 

Significant advanced standing (or credit) is available for those with relevant previous learning and expertise. Educational professionals can enrol in the full award or complete individual units as professional development.

Students choose from a wide range of units of study with the following themes:

  • Career planning and developing a professional portfolio
  • Educational leadership
  • Change and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Student wellbeing

Work-based research and evaluation.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Analyse critically, reflect on, synthesise and evaluate educational information, problems, concepts and theories.

Apply knowledge of evaluation and research principles and methods to investigate issues and solve problems in educational contexts

Creativity

Demonstrate initiative by identifying innovative and creative responses to educational challenges, issues and opportunities for change in education

Ethical practice

Demonstrate a highly developed commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in scholarship, research and professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and practical understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the discipline of education.

Locate, evaluate, manage and use theory, information and data necessary for evidence-based professional practice

Lifelong learning

Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and plan and regulate ongoing personal and professional learning.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability when responding to change in the workplace

Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely, appropriately and professionally in an oral and written form in both an academic and professional settings.

Demonstrate leadership and the capacity to work collaboratively with individuals and teams

Cultural competence

Engage in educational practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity and respect for the rights of all persons

Units in this course are aligned with the national professional standards of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).


Course overview

Course code

1207250

Course abbreviation

MEd (c/w)

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of Master of Education a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units comprising:

  1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
  2. ten (10) units selected from Part B of the Schedule.
  3. Notwithstanding Requirements for an Award Rule (b), the Course Coordinator may approve the substitution of up to four (4) relevant postgraduate coursework units from elsewhere in the University’s offerings for those in Part B of the Schedule.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

EDU91001 - Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part A Introductory
EDU91002 - Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part B Introductory
EDU00751 - Critical Literature Review Advanced
EDU93001 - Research Methods in Education Advanced
EDU00754 - Research Project Advanced Note 1

Part B


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Contact the School of Education for this course progression.

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit