The course is currently under review. This may result in changes to the course structure in 1997. Students are advised to consult the Course Coordinator prior to enrolment.
The Master of Education (Honours) program:
· prepares educators to conduct, interpret, and apply educational research;
· provides the opportunity to investigate a research problem in-depth;
· provides research training for doctoral programs.
Wagga Wagga campus
Normal course duration
Full-time 2 years (4 sessions)
Part-time 4 - 6 years (8 - 12 sessions)
The minimum period of candidature is normally the equivalent of two full-time years; the maximum is six years.
An applicant for admission to the Honours program must:
· hold the degree of Bachelor of Education with Honours from CSU or from another tertiary institution; or
· hold the degree of Bachelor with Honours from another Faculty
of CSU and hold a Diploma in Education from CSU or hold similar
qualifications from another tertiary institution;
· hold a Masters degree in Education (with meritorious performance)
from CSU or from another tertiary institution;
· hold qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent
to those specified above;
· have completed any additional qualifying subjects or courses prescribed by the Faculty.
To graduate, candidates must satisfactorily complete 128 subject
Candidates for the Honours degree are expected to:
· have an undergraduate academic record at an average level of credit or above;
· successfully complete as part of their Honours candidature,
or prove competence in three subjects:
EER402 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
· prove competence in the area in which the research is to be conducted;
· submit an acceptable research proposal (ERT600 Preparation of the Thesis Proposal) which incorporates a preliminary review of the literature in the field of study.
Working with a supervisor, a candidate must:
· determine an area of study;
· prepare a research proposal;
· conduct appropriate research;
· write a thesis under supervision;
· submit the thesis for examination.
The thesis counts 128 subject points and is the sole basis for the award of the level of Honours. Students may study in any area acceptable to the Faculty and for which there is supervision available.
Students may have to meet additional coursework requirements as determined by the Faculty Board.
Transfer among postgraduate programs
With the permission of the Faculty and subject to certain stipulations, students may transfer candidature from the Master of Education or the Master of Education (Special Education) degree to the Master of Education (Honours) degree or vice versa with portability of credits gained if appropriate.
Appropriately qualified candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Education (Honours) course and who are performing at a satisfactory level may be permitted to transfer candidature to the Doctor of Philosophy or the Doctor of Education program with portability of credits gained if appropriate.
A Faculty handbook entitled Postgraduate Programs in Education is available from the Faculty Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs or from the Student Administration Office located on each campus.
Professor Eddie Braggett
School of Education
Telephone (069) 33 2453 or (069) 33 2441
Facsimile (069) 33 2804
Last revised: 3 January 1996