Master of Education

With specialisations
Graduate Certificate in Education [exit point only]

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What is this course about?

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.

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

  • 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 program 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


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)

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.

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