Master of Education

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 3:18 PM on Wed, 26 May

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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Duration
2 years part-time
2 years part-time
Location
SCU Online
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
January, February, April, June, August, October
Course code
1209200
Course abbreviation
MEd
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course 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.

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.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

The minimum entry requirement for this course is:

  • a  four year Bachelor degree in Education from any Australian University, or equivalent, or
  • an undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level teaching qualification from any Australian university, or equivalent, or
  • a three year Bachelor degree in Teaching and an education-specific Graduate Certificate from any Australian University, or equivalent.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score or equivalent 7.5

About the course

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.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$27,600 ($3,450 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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.

Demonstrate initiative by identifying innovative and creative responses to emerging educational challenges. Conceive preferable educational futures, and propose inventive ways to achieve them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Assessment methods

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.

Teaching methods

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. 

Career opportunities

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 curricula to inspire and engage learners. Our online Master of Education prepares you to develop and deliver your own training, workshops, courses and curricula.

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Course requirements

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

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.


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