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Master of Education

Masters by Coursework

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    MEd

  • Course code

    1209200

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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

This course offers specialisations in Educational Leadership, Educational Wellbeing and Educational Inclusion and Diversity.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Engage with research and apply specialised knowledge in educational contexts and render justifiable conclusions for decisions made.

GA2: Creativity

Formulate future-oriented initiatives by generating innovative and creative responses to emerging educational challenges.

GA3: Ethical practice

Critically evaluate the implications of challenging ethical issues in education at the interpersonal, organisational, and governance levels.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge through research-related practices within a specialised area of education with a global perspective.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Critically reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional learning.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in both academic and professional education settings for leadership, collaboration and teamwork effects.

GA7: Cultural competence

Critically reflect on global perspectives of educational practice and demonstrate respect for inclusion and diversity.

The Master of Education consists of four core units and three specialisation options: Educational Leadership, Educational Wellbeing and Educational Inclusion and Diversity.

A further option is to complete the four core units and then select four more units from the course offerings, tailored to your interest.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Education students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Educational Leadership or Educational Wellbeing or Educational Inclusion and Diversity (96 credit points); OR

  • 5 core units (60 credit points) and any 3 units from the Specialisations (36 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Anti-requisites HRMT6003 - Human Resource Management
EDUC6012 Evaluation for Improved Teaching and Learning
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
ACCT5003 -  Accounting for Managers (Online) OR PROJ5002 -  Project Management Principles
MGMT5003 -  Organisational Behaviour (Online) OR MGMT6003 -  The Positive Leader (Online)

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
WELF5002 Supporting Students in Difficult Times
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC6008 Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
WELF6002 Enhancing Student Wellbeing
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
EDUC5006 Valuing Diversity
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
WELF5002 Supporting Students in Difficult Times
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
TCHR6002 Technology and Collaboration to Support Learning and Participation
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
TCHR6003 Inclusive Education, Theory, Policy and Practice
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
EDUC5006 Valuing Diversity
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
1 unit from: (No specialisation options)
1 unit from: No specialisation options
EDUC6008 Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
1 unit from: No specialisation options

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the above four (4) core units.
EDUC6008 Educational Leadership and Wellbeing

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Select 3 option units from the following:
EDUC6012 Evaluation for Improved Teaching and Learning
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
EDUC5006 Valuing Diversity
WELF5002 Supporting Students in Difficult Times
WELF6002 Enhancing Student Wellbeing
TCHR6003 Inclusive Education, Theory, Policy and Practice
TCHR6002 Technology and Collaboration to Support Learning and Participation

Specialisations

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the above four (4) core units.
EDUC6012 Evaluation for Improved Teaching and Learning
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)
Choose one (1) of the following units:
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Choose one (1) of the following units:
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the above four (4) core units.
EDUC5006 Valuing Diversity
WELF5002 Supporting Students in Difficult Times
EDUC6008 Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
WELF6002 Enhancing Student Wellbeing

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC6004 Contemporary Educational Leadership
EDUC6005 Contemporary Educational Contexts
EDUC5005 Leading Professional Learning
EDUC6007 Educational Investigation
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing the above four (4) core units.
EDUC5006 Valuing Diversity
WELF5002 Supporting Students in Difficult Times
TCHR6003 Inclusive Education, Theory, Policy and Practice
TCHR6002 Technology and Collaboration to Support Learning and Participation