Master of Education

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Education
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online)

Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code016888A
Deakin course codeE700

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Education is offered to professional educators. Students can choose to do coursework only, or combine coursework with a research paper.

The Master of Education builds upon the Graduate Certificate offered within the Faculty and, if undertaken with a research paper, may articulate to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

As a graduate of this course students will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; translate into practice your experiences and understandings of the program; and have demonstrated their ability to undertake educational research projects.

Students will be expected to have computer and internet access.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)

Teaching methods

Students may receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers and classmates is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Articulation

Master of Education students who successfully complete two credits of research method studies and a two credit point research paper, at an appropriate standard, may apply for entry into PhD studies.

Those who complete a Master of Education by coursework alone, will be required to complete some level of research training at an appropriate standard before being accepted for doctoral studies.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

To be awarded a Master of Education, students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:

General coursework only

  • a minimum of 8 credit points of study from any units at Masters level offered by the School of Education. Participants are encouraged to select from across the full unit range or focus on a group of units covering an area of interest.

In consultation with the course director, students may include other Masters level units offered by the School of Education or elsewhere.

General Coursework with research paper

  •  A minimum of 4 credit points of study from any Master of Education units; and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX703 & EDX704 Research Paper Part A and Part B **

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the course director.

** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

In consultation with the course director, students may include other Masters level units offered by the School of Education or elsewhere.

General coursework with minor thesis

  • Two credit points of study from any Master of Education units;
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX705 & EDX706 Minor Thesis Part A and Part B **

Note: This option is available only in special cases with approval from the course director after completion of two units at Distinction level or higher.

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the course director.

** Minor Thesis Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

In consultation with the course director, students may include other Masters level units offered by the School of Education or elsewhere may be included.

Course structure

This course is highly flexible and students may select any 8 units from below unit listings, allowing participants to choose units from across the range on offer to build individual strengths. Any of the specialist units can be included to develop a specialist stream such as EEG701 and EEG702 for International Schooling.

Coursework units

ECL751Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL752Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL753Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL774Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL777Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education

ECM704Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration

ECM705School Cultures and Contexts

ECN704Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

ECP703Child Protection

ECV704Expanding Ideas of Competency

ECV712Situated Learning At Work

ECX703Teaching and Learning in An Online World

ECX712Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education

EEG701Contemporary Issues in International Education

EEG702Professional Learning Theory and Practice in International Education

EEG703Governance and Capacity Building in International Education

EEG704Curriculum and Assessment in International Schools

EEI714Individualised Program Planning

EEI715Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments

EEL700Knowledge Creation in the Media Age

EEL701Inquiring Into Contemporary Literacy Issues and Professional Learning

EEL702New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs

EEN706Lifelong Learning

EEN707Student and Client Centred Learning

EEN708Youth Learners in Adult Environments

ESM701Teaching Mathematics Successfully

ESM704Problem Solving and Modelling

ESM733Exploring Space and Number

ESP701Education and Development of Exceptional Learners

ESP703Student Welfare and Discipline Issues

ETL703Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms

ETL712Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching

ETL713Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts

ETL714Language Testing and Assessment

Notes:

(i) EEI714, ESM701 are cloud (online) mode units

(ii) ESM733 offered in alternate years 2017, 2019.

Generic units focus on general contemporary educational issues. Each generic unit may be tailored toward the specialist interests of the student.

ETL715Internationalising the Curriculum

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE732Social Justice and Difference

EXE733Assessing Learning

EXE734New Technologies in Education and Training

EXE735Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability

EXE736Knowledge, Learning and Learners

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

EXE738Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts

Note: EXE734 is a wholly Cloud (online) unit 

Research units

EDX703Research Paper A **

EDX704Research Paper B **

EDX705Minor Thesis A

EDX706Minor Thesis B

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project