Education

This program is for leaders and future leaders in education in a dynamic climate of educational change and innovation. It is intended for trained teachers or those who wish to better understand educational theory and research.

Education and Social Work offers two forms of this program, with or without a designation/specialisation.

1) Designated degrees

Students can choose to complete the Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies with a designation/specialisation.

This means that candidates concentrate their studies in one of the designated areas within the program and graduate with the specialisation (in brackets) as part of their award name area, eg Master of Education (TESOL).

To qualify for a Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, candidates need to complete the required number of core, elective and capstone units of study required for that designation.

Designations/specialisations

  • Educational Management and Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • International Education
  • Special and Inclusive Education
  • Sports Coaching
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2) General degrees

This approach is best suited to those students who have a broad range of interests and wish to select units of study from across the entire Master of Education program.

Master of Education without a designation

To qualify for the award of Master of Education, candidates are required to complete a total of 8 units of study (48 credit points), including

  • a minimum of 3 units (18 credit points) from one specialisation; comprising:
    - a minimum of 2 units (12 credit points) of core units of study; and
    - a minimum of 1 unit (6 credit points) of elective unit from that specialisation; plus
  • a minimum of 1 unit (6 credit points) of capstone units of study; and
  • a maximum of 4 units (24 credit points) of elective units from any designation within the Master of Education program.

3) Capstone Experience

A capstone unit is completed in the last semester of the award course. It provides an opportunity to integrate ideas and understandings drawn from units of study taken in the course. The capstone is a compulsory requirement and is undertaken by completing a special project or a dissertation with an upper limit of 12,000 words.

Students who intend on undertaking a higher degree by research (MPhil, PhD, Doctor of Education or Doctor of Social Work) in future should enrol in the Dissertation option (please note that entry requirements apply for this unit of study. Consult your Course Convenor for further details).

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies without a designation

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies, candidates are required to complete a total of 6 units of study (36 credit points), including

  • a minimum of 2 units of study (12 credit points) of core units from one specialisation; and
  • a maximum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) may be chosen from any specialisation within the Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies without a designation

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, candidates are required to complete a total of 4 units of study (24 credit points) from any specialisation within the Master of Education program.