Course summary

Advocate for better education. Shape the minds of tomorrow. Be a leading force in your industry. With a Master of Education from Southern Cross University, you’ll be prepared for all the challenges that come with a fulfilling career in education.

Our Master of Education online course is designed to enhance the ability of professional educators. We understand that the education sector is constantly evolving, which is why our online Master of Education is structured to help you perform successfully as an educational leader in contemporary contexts.

This course offers three specialisations: Educational Leadership, Educational Wellbeing and Educational Research.

With a curriculum tailored to your interests and career ambitions, you can choose to grow in the direction you’re most passionate about and build a rewarding future.

Learn more about the online course offering.

The Master of Education consists of compulsory units and a specialisation of your choice. Select one of three specialisations: Educational Leadership, Educational Wellbeing or Educational Research with a curriculum tailored to your interest. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically analyse, synthesize and evaluate educational contexts, concepts and theories to arrive at a conclusion, and justify that decision. Apply knowledge of evaluation and research principles and methods to analyse issues and solve problems in educational contexts.

Creativity

Demonstrate initiative by identifying innovative and creative responses to emerging educational challenges. Conceive preferable educational futures, and propose inventive ways to achieve them.

Ethical practice

Critically evaluate the implications of challenging ethical issues in education at the interpersonal, organisational, and governance levels. Demonstrate a commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in professional practice, scholarship, and research.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and practical understanding of a specialised area of education with a global perspective. Locate, evaluate, and implement theory to generate reliable data, making defensible evidence-based professional and organisational decisions about complex educational problems.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional learning. Critically reflect on demonstrating professional discernment, autonomy, resilience, responsibility and accountability when responding to change.

Communication and social skills

Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in both academic and professional settings. Demonstrate responsive leadership and the capacity to facilitate collaboration between a diverse range of individuals and teams.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate a commitment to education founded on respect for the rights or all persons. Critically reflect on how a global perspective of educational practice can encourage inclusivity and cultural competence.


Course overview

Course code

1209200

Course abbreviation

MEd

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Domestic duration

16 months part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

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

  1. To be eligible for the award of Master of Education a candidate must successfully complete eight (8) units (96 credit points), comprising:
    1. All units listed in Part A; and
    2. one (1) four (4) unit specialisation from Part B of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
  2. a candidate who, while enrolled in the Master of Education, has successfully completed not less than four (4) units (48 credit points) being all units in Part A of the Schedule attached to these Rules, may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Education, following withdrawal from candidature for the Masters’ degree.