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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 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.

DurationLocationStudy Period

2P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
DurationLocationStudy Period

2P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

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.

Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match typical work tasks: reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. Practical assessments ensure you graduate with key industry skills and knowledge. Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Weekly activities, readings and case studies are laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you'll tackle increasingly sophisticated concepts and employ critical analysis.

Our intensive, seven-week study model comprises of six study periods per year, enabling you to start studying at a time that suits your existing work, family and life commitments. 

Coursework and assessments fit seamlessly into your schedule, thanks to an intuitive online learning environment. You'll be able to connect with your academics and peers in real-time via interactive discussion boards. 

Learn on-the-go — anytime, anywhere and on any device. 

With an online Master of Education, your career prospects are endless. On completion, you’ll discover a wide range of senior teaching roles open to you. No matter where you envisage yourself in the education sector, a Master of Education can help you get there.

School principal – pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school. Whether in primary or secondary, the school principal is responsible for making important decisions and constantly advocating for the education of students.

Head of department – the skills provided by studying a Master of Education online will set you up to lead your department, make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers.

Academic – become a thought leader in education. Your strong understanding of educational research and the role of education could prepare you for a career exploring significant developments in education, training and development.

Educational consultant – harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your education background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society.

Curriculum developer – shape the future of education by designing innovative new curriculums to inspire and engage learners. Our online Master of Education prepares you to develop and deliver your own trainings, workshops, courses and curriculums.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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