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Master of Education (with specialisations)

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Master of Education (with specialisations)

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CSU's Master of Education is a flexible degree providing a coursework program for professionals who are associated with the practice of education and wish to advance their skills, knowledge base and qualifications.

  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Education, which has specialisations in Educational Leadership, Information Technologies, Contemporary Literacies, and Educational Research, is a flexible degree providing a coursework program for professionals who are associated with the practice of education and wish to advance their skills, knowledge base and qualifications. The degree is designed to encourage and permit critical appraisal of policy, theory and practice in the education professions; improve the educator's professional competence and enlarge the capacity for self development; provide the basis for leadership in the educator's chosen educational venture; increase awareness of the importance of educational research; and permit highly qualified graduates of the programs to proceed to higher research degrees.

    Educators in the following fields will benefit from the Master of Education:

    • primary education
    • religious education
    • police education
    • nurse education
    • speech therapy
    • counselling / guidance
    • secondary education
    • consultancy / advisory services
    • early childhood services
    • youth work
    • vocational education and training
    • continuing professional education
    • educational administration
    • rural education
    • distance education
    • workplace training and staff development

    The degree is designed to:

    • encourage and permit critical appraisal of policy, theory and practice in the education professions
    • improve the educator's professional competence and enlarge the capacity for self development
    • provide the basis for leadership in the educator's chosen educational venture
    • increase awareness of the importance of educational research
    • permit highly qualified graduates of the programs to proceed to higher research degrees
    Specialisations

    The course offers specialisations in:

    • Educational Leadership
    • Information Technologies
    • Contemporary Literacies
    • Educational Research  
    Requirements for further study

    If you wish to meet the requirements to proceed at a later stage to a Doctor of Philosophy program, you should normally complete and achieve at a very high level the three subjects in Educational Research Methodology and the project, namely:

    • EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    • EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    • EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

    It is also recommended that you undertake the project:

    • ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)

  • Subjects
    Requirements for further study

    If you wish to meet the requirements to proceed at a later stage to a Doctor of Philosophy program, you should normally complete and achieve at a very high level the three subjects in Educational Research Methodology and the project, namely:

    • EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    • EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    • EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

    It is also recommended that you undertake the project:

    • ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)

    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

    This course consists of 64 points of study. A maximum of two 8-point level 4 subjects may be chosen (except with prior written permission from the Course Coordinator*). The requirements for the individual Master of Education program and specialisations are listed below.

    * Normally available to those students intending on exiting with the Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies.

    Master of Education

    The general Master of Education (MEd) has two compulsory subjects, namely,

    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study);
    EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study); and

    48 points (or the equivalent of six 8-point subjects) chosen from

    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
    EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
    EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    ELN500 Exploring Literature
    ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
    ELS504 Understanding Writing
    EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process
    EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
    EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    EEB504 Data-informed Practice
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)
    EER505 Researching to Inform Practice
    ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
    ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
    ESA513 Leading Learning
    ESC515 Classroom Technologies
    ESC516 Web Pedagogies
    ESS540 Designing the Inclusive School.

    Subjects that are suitable and relevant to the aims and objectives of this course may be selected from within or external to the University. A maximum of 16 points (two 8-point subjects) may be chosen except with prior written permission from the Course Coordinator.

    Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

    The Master of Education (Educational Leadership) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Educational Leadership specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

    ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
    ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
    and choose one from:
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    ESA513 Leading Learning

    Master of Education (Information Technologies)

    The Master of Education (Information Technologies) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Information Technologies specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

    ESC515 Classroom Technologies
    ESC516 Web Pedagogies
    EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
    EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT

    Master of Education (Contemporary Literacies)

    The Master of Education (Contemporary Literacies) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Contemporary Literacies specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

    ELN500 Exploring Literature
    ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
    ELS504 Understanding Writing
    EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process

    Master of Education (Educational Research)

    The Master of Education (Educational Research) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including one compulsory education subject, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Educational Research specialisation as shown below and a further 24 (or the equivalent of three 8-point subjects) or 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    and choose one from:
    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review (must be undertaken in final session of study)
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (must be undertaken in final two sessions of study)

    Note 1: With the permission of the Course Coordinator, students may be able to substitute one subject in a specialisation (with EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review) or two subjects in a specialisation (with ERP502 Master of Education Project [16 points]). If EEB501 and/or ERP502 are to be included as substitutes the submissions required in these two subjects must be based on a topic related to the specialisation.

    Note 2: Before enrolling in ERP502 MEd Project, students are strongly advised to complete EER500 Introduction to Educational Research, EER501 Qualitative Research Methods or EER502 Quantitative Research Methods and EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review.

    * Key Subject

    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century is a key subject in all courses.

    Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (exit point only)

    Students wishing to exit from the MEd with a Graduate Certificate must have completed four subjects (32 points).

    Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies (exit point only)

    Students wishing to exit from the MEd with a Graduate Diploma must have completed eight subjects (64 points).

    Enrolment pattern

    Because there are a limited number of compulsory subjects in the MEd it is impossible to provide a specific enrolment pattern. The patterns shown below indicate possible patterns of study utilising Session 1 and Session 2. However, some subjects in the MEd program are also offered in Session 3 and enrolment in this Session is also possible.

    Master of Education

    General program and Specialisations in:

    • Educational Leadership;
    • Information Technologies; and
    • Contemporary Literacies.

    Full-time

    Year 1 Session 1
    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 1
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 2
    [      ] Restricted elective

    Year 1 Session 2
    EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 3
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 4
    [      ] Restricted elective

    Part-time

    Year 1 Session 1
    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 1
    Year 1 Session 2
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 2
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 3

    Year 2 Session 1
    [      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 4
    [      ] Restricted elective
    Year 2 Session 2
    EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    [       ] Restricted elective

    Note: For Master of Education – Specialisations in: Educational Leadership; Information Technologies; Contemporary Literacies the above enrolment pattern will include a minimum of 32 points from the specialisation subjects as Restricted electives.

    Master of Education (Educational Research)

    Full-time

    Year 1 Session 1
    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review or  [            ] Restricted Elective
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – commenced or  [            ] Restricted Elective

    Year 1 Session 2
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – completed or  [            ] Restricted Elective
    [             ] Restricted Elective

    Part-time

    Year 1 Session 1
    EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    Year 1 Session 2
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

    Year 2 Session 1
    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – commenced or  [            ] Restricted Elective
    Year 2 Session 2
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – completed or  [            ] Restricted Elective
    [             ] Restricted Elective

    Note: For the Master of Education (Educational Research) specialisation the above enrolment pattern will include a minimum of 32 points from the specialisation subjects including EER500, EER501, EER502 and EEB501 and/or ERP502.

  • Admission information

    An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Education must have at least the following minimum qualifications:

    • hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution and have a minimum of 1 years experience in an educational role at graduate level;
      or
    • hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution;
      or
    • hold a Bachelor 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);
      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.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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  • 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 WaggaFPPGYYYOEMC
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJEME
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaCGSNYYEEMC

    LEGEND
    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

    In order to graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points  at Pass level or better. If students are to graduate with a specialisation, they must satisfactorily complete 32 points within that specialisation.

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  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

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

    •  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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