The Master of Education is an in-depth coursework program that allows students to create individual programs to suit their interests and thus shape their own educational pathways. The program is designed to meet the increasing demand for professional development for educators across a diverse range of specialisations.

Students need to refer to the specific admission requirements for some specialisations.

The Master of Education is a 72-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law on campus and in distance mode.

Students may tailor a program to meet their own needs or elect to complete a specialised program of study. The specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Note that the specialisations marked with * are also available in distance mode and those marked with ** are only available in distance mode.

Students will choose to apply for either the

Or one of the following named specialisations

Or one of the following, which are only available to students residing in China:

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete 72 units of study for the Master of Education.

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

In addition to this generic admission requirement, some specialisations in the Master of Education have additional admission criteria, as follows

  • The Master of Education (Higher Education) normally requires that applicants are employed in a teaching position in a higher education institution
  • The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) requires that applicants are currently employed as a teacher in an IB school.
  • The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) requires that applicants have not less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.
  • The Master of Education (Special Education) requires applicants to hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in disability studies, psychology, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or a closely related discipline may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units.

In addition to this generic admission requirement, there are additional admission criteria for Advanced Entry into some specialisations in the Master of Education as follows

  • The Master of Education (Higher Education) normally requires that applicants are employed in a teaching position in a higher education institution.
  • The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) requires that applicants are currently employed as a teacher in an IB school.
  • The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) requires that applicants have not less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Credit

Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development: or relevant work experience.