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Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

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Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

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CSU's Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) is a professionally recognised, specialist qualification targeted to meet the needs of teachers who wish to become fully qualified teacher librarians.

  • Why study this course?

    This course is a leader in the field of teacher librarianship. We are committed to your development to become a:

    • dynamic leader, who enriches curriculum design and teaching and learning programs
    • successful collaborator who works with and alongside teachers to incorporate information literacy, literacy, literature and digital technologies into the curriculum
    • skilful practitioner who provides information services that support learning and teaching needs throughout the school community
    • information specialist who develops and implements rich inquiry processes and strategies to improve student learning and
    • informed educator who is a reflective practitioner, evaluating programs using evidence based principles to support your professional practice.

  • Career opportunities

    The course offers career development for those working  or seeking employment as:

    • teacher librarians
    • information services managers
    • leaders in digital resourcing in education organisations
    • leaders in e-research and digital services
    • strategic leadership in information policy and education practice.

    The course ensures that graduates are able to respond to the demands of 21st Century schooling, through the acquisition of the required knowledge and skills to meet the Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians which have been developed and endorsed by the Australian Library and Information Association, and the Australian School Library Association. This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice.

  • Workplace learning

    The development of professional workplace experience is a vital part of the course. Students undertake a professional study program comprising four days of visits to a range of information agencies, and a two-week professional placement. These components, together with a reflective e-portfolio, provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the workplace, and the capacity to reflect on theory and practice in these contexts.

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    ETL507 Professional Experience and Portfolio

  • Subjects
    Students undertaking the Master degree will study six core subjects, with a choice of two electives from areas of interest in literature or digital environments. The course is designed to develop professional knowledge in multiple areas including specialist knowledge of information resources, technology and library management; leadership within professional communities; collaborative planning and teaching of information literacy and literature outcomes; and knowledge of learning and teaching to cater for the social, cultural and developmental needs of learners in program implementation and curriculum resourcing.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course requires completion of 64 points comprising six (6) core subjects and two (2) elective subjects.

    Core subjects

    ETL401  Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL503  Resourcing the Curriculum
    ETL504  Teacher Librarian as Leader
    ETL505  Describing and Analysing Education Resources
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    ETL507  Professional Experience and Portfolio

    Restricted elective subjects (choose two of the following)

    ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum
    ETL501 The Dynamic Information Environment
    ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF506  Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532  Knowledge Networks for Educators
    INF533  LIterature in Digital Environments



    The key subject for this course is:
    ETL401 Introduction to Teacher Librarianship

    Enrolment pattern

    The following enrolment pattern is provided as a guide for a part time distance education study sequence. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment sequence according to their individual needs and subject availability, but must take ETL401 in the first session of study.

    Session 1

    ETL401   Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL503   Resourcing the Curriculum

    Session 2

    ETL505   Describing and Analysing Education Resources
    ETL504   Teacher Librarian as Leader

    Session 3

    ETL507   Professional Experience and Portfolio (commenced)
    EER500  Introduction to Educational Research
    [Restricted Elective/s]

    Session 4

    ETL507   Professional Experience and Portfolio (completed)
    [Restricted Elective/s]


    ETL402   Literature across the Curriculum
    ETL501  The Dynamic Information Environment
    ETL523   Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF506    Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532    Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533    LIterature in Digital Environments

  • Admission information

    An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) must have the following qualifications:

    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary); or
    • Possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Access to allowances for study

    Students in the Masters degree may be eligible for student income support from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). Eligible students undertaking approved Masters degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests. Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 2490 for further information.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaCGSYYYEEST
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOEST
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJEST

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must complete 64 points (eight subjects), comprising six (6) core subjects and two (2) electives, at pass level or better.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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  • About the School

    The School of Information Studies is one of the leading providers of online education for the information industries. The School has an international faculty of more than 20 academic staff, and has strong links with the professions both nationally and internationally.

    The School is based in New South Wales, Australia at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. A key characteristic of the School is its lack of geographical boundaries. It is a truly national and international School, with large numbers of its students living and studying throughout Australia and across the world.

    Find out more about the School

  • Preparing for Study


    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS026 - Developing Skills in Information Technology

    Any of the following subjects are recommended for students who wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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