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Master of Education - 924AA

Course Code: 924AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880410
CRICOS Code: 054827K
Lowest Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Master your proficiency in education

If you are an Education graduate looking to take your career to the next level, this one-year postgraduate course will provide you with a deepened knowledge of the issues affecting modern education. You will explore areas including contemporary theory, critical research and the effects of globalisation on the reconfiguring of the education sector.

Engaging and flexible, the course can be taken either full-time or part-time, and tailored to meet your individual professional needs, with your study culminating in the presentation of a substantial piece of scholarship. You will be required to offer an evidence-based analysis on a topic relevant to your field of practice which you will then present as part of a group-based capstone unit. Upon graduation, you will be well-positioned for additional postgraduate education study, career progression within your own workplace, or ready to succeed in a new role as a senior education professional.

Study a Master of Education at UC and you will:

  • understand the contemporary developments that have an impact across a variety of professional practice fields in education
  • examine the globalised character of educational theory, curriculum development, policy and practice
  • develop the capacity to analyse and critique professional knowledge
  • analyse how globalisation's interdependent economic, political, cultural and technological dimensions affect education
  • review research perspectives and practices in the social sciences and humanities, with particular reference to education and communication.

Work Integrated Learning

This course has been developed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at its core. The content has been created by education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You will undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of education, dealing regularly with real-world problems and case studies, and will be encouraged to apply course learnings to your own educational employment context.

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Head of department
  • Executive teacher
  • Year adviser
  • Schools policy adviser
  • Educational policy developer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Higher education researcher
  • Vocational education and training instructor
  • Education assessment specialist

Course-specific information

To apply for this course, students must have:

  • a four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education, and in either case a minimum of three years’ professional experience in an educational context; OR 
  • a three-year undergraduate degree in education or a cognate discipline deemed equivalent by the University’s Admissions Committee, and in either case a minimum of four years’ professional experience in an educational context.

This course is not externally accredited and, therefore, it is not recognised as a teaching qualification in Australia. If you are looking to transition into a teaching career, UC offers a selection of suitable postgraduate courses.

A clear pathway of study exists between the Graduate Certificate in Education and this degree. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Education may apply and receive credit for units within the Master of Education.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

A four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year graduate diploma in education, and in either case a minimum of three years professional experience in an educational context;
OR
A three-year undergraduate degree in education or a cognate discipline deemed equivalent by the University Admissions Committee, and in either case a minimum of four years professional experience in an educational context.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Education MEd

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Education

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will gain new knowledge and understanding through reflection upon and engagement with contemporary developments and issues that have impact across fields of professional practice in education; Communication:
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry:
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving:
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility:
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Graduates will gain new knowledge and understanding through critical analysis and inquiry of the globalised character of educational theory, curriculum development, policy and practice; Communication:
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry:
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving:
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility:
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Graduates will demonstrate the capacity to theorise and critique professional knowledge in educational practice; Communication:
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry:
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving:
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility:
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Graduates will have knowledge of research principles and methods and be able to apply them to their professional field of work and learning; Communication:
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry:
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving:
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility:
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Graduates will plan and present a substantial piece of research-led scholarship communicating across fields of practice and sectors. Communication:
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry:
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving:
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility:
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum six semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Education is subsumable into this course.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 YES NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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