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The Master of Education a coursework degree that aims to extend the professional skills and knowledge of practising teachers and other professionals in educational fields. The degree enables students to gain an introduction to educational research and to choose to learn in individual areas of interest, including educational leadership, information technology, learning pedagogies, research and evaluation and evidence-based practice.
The units of study available in this degree are particularly appropriate for teachers and professionals in fields of school, professional or higher education who wish to extend their current skills and knowledge, or advance into new areas of education or leadership.
Units in this course are aligned with the Standards of Teaching Australia and the NSW Institute of Teachers.
Compulsory units are:
To qualify for the Master of Education a total of 192 credit points (usually 16 units) must be completed.
Please note that some majors and units may not be available at each location. Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1|
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||2 years full-time; 4 years part-time|
|Fees and Charges||scu.edu.au/fees (Commonwealth supported places are available)|
|School||School of Education|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||www.scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||T +61 2 6620 3616
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
Innovative online technologies are used to facilitate enhanced interaction and content delivery. Units are delivered online and most include regular online interaction and guest presentations by national and international experts in the field. This provides opportunities for students to discuss content and issues as a group and with their tutor.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The Elluminate Live web-based audio-conferencing software may be use in some units of study. Students can have online real-time discussions with their lecturers and class while viewing PowerPoint presentations, websites, a virtual whiteboard or other shared applications — all of which are interactive. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning Materialsinclude Unit Information Guides, Study Guides and Readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU Library provides a wide range of services, print and electronic resources including librarian assistance, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, eBooks, eReadings, full-text journal literature, and podcasts.
Assessment tasks vary for each unit and may comprise a mix of assessment types, including critical literature reviews, reflective journals, case-study reports, small research project work and formal practical work. The MEd units increasingly use innovative on-line interaction, seminars and group-work so that students can see how they are progressing and be given guidance if they require it. There are generally no written examinations.
General campus resources are available including access to computer laboratories for individual study purposes.
Further application requirements specific to this degree
Please note: You must provide certified copies of your academic qualifications (e.g. a full academic transcript signed by a Justice of the Peace).
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Master of Education involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Advanced standing may be granted to a student for tertiary studies successfully completed within the last ten years at this university or at another approved post secondary institution including TAFE, private providers or other universities.
We recommend that you apply for advanced standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
Applicants for admission to candidature shall hold at least the equivalent of a three-year degree.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Education a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units comprising:
EDU01551 - Enquiry I: Qualitative Research in Education
EDU01552 - Enquiry II: Quantitative Research in Education
EDU00558 - Professional Practice in Education I
EDU00559 - Professional Practice in Education II
EDU00754 - Research Project#
EDU03023 - Research Project (Part 1 of 2)
EDU03024 - Research Project (Part 2 of 2)
TCH03403 - Evidence-Based Teaching
Professional Practice Strand
EDU00017 - Vocational Education and Training Studies
EDU03134 - Inclusive Education
EDU03133 - Behaviour Management
EDU03138 - Schooling in the Middle Years
EDU03235 - Teaching the Gifted and Talented
TCH03404 - The Professional Learning Portfolio
TCH03405 - Educating Globally
TCH03406 - Social Justice in Education
Educational Leadership Strand
EDU00554 - Educational Leadership
EDU00557 - Developing School Communities
MNG00510 - Mentoring for Early Career Professionals
TCH03407 - Leadership for Student Outcomes
TCH03408 - Enhancing Teacher Quality
Higher Education Strand
TCH03193 - Foundations of Academic Practice in Higher Education
TCH03194 - Assessment and Learning in Higher Education
TCH03195 - Curriculum Design and Review in Higher Education
TCH03196 - The Scholarship of Academic Practice
TCH03409 - Clinical Teaching and Supervision
TCH03410 - Community Engagement: Scholarship and Practice
TCH03411 - Higher Degree Research Supervision
TCH03412 - Being a Researcher: Career Development and Planning
Youth Studies Strand
CYS03341 - Engaging with Children and Young People
CYS03345 - Strengthening Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing
CYS03346 - Supporting Young People's Health and Safety: Perspectives on Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health
CYS03348 - Young People and Popular Culture
CYS03349 - Indigenous Children: Realities, Rights, Policy and Practice
Educational Information Technology Strand
ISY00550 - Educational Information Technology for the School Practitioner
ISY00551 - Integrating Information Technology into Classroom Practice
ISY00552 - Management of Information Technology in the School Environment
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Strand
TCH03157 - Pedagogical Practices for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TCH03215 - Linguistic Concepts for TESOL
TCH03216 - Language Acquisition and Assessment
# Double-weighted unit.