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Award granted Master of Education
Campus

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and off campus

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code016888A
Deakin course codeE700

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.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)
Graduate Certificate of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (E546)

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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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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;
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology (B, X)  *
    and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project (X)  
    and
  • EXR796/797 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 may be included.

 

 

General coursework with minor thesis

  • Two credit points of study from any Master of Education units;
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology (B, X)  *
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project (X)  
    and
  • EXR798/799 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.

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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


ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom (B, X)  

ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum (B, X)  

ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching (B, X)  

ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching (B, X)  

ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts (B, X)  

ECL774 Learning An Additional Language (B, X)  

ECL775 Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms (B, X)  

ECL776 Language Testing and Assessment (B, X)  

ECL777 Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education (B, X)  

ECM704 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration (X)  

ECM705 School Cultures and Contexts (X)  

ECN704 Applied Learning (X)  

ECP703 Child Protection (X)  

ECV704 Expanding Ideas of Competency (X)  

ECV712 Situated Learning At Work (X)  

ECX703 E-Learning Technologies and Media (X)  

ECX712 Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education (X)  

EEG701 International Schooling   

EEG702 Professional Learning in International Contexts   

EEG703 Power and Politics in International Schooling   

EEG704 Curriculum and Assessment in International Schools   

EEI714 Individualised Program Planning (ONLINE)  

EEI715 Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments (X)  

EEL700 Knowledge Creation in the Media Age (ONLINE)  

EEL701 Inquiring Into Contemporary Literacy Issues and Professional Learning (X)  

EEL702 New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs (ONLINE)  

EEN706 Lifelong Learning (X)  

EEN707 Student and Client Centred Learning (X)  

EEN708 Youth Learners in Adult Environments (X)  

ESM701 Teaching Mathematics Successfully (ONLINE)  

ESM704 Problem Solving and Modelling   

ESM733 Exploring Space and Number (X)  

ESP701 Education and Development of Exceptional Learners (X)  

ESP703 Student Welfare and Discipline Issues (X)  


Notes:

i) EEI714, ESM701 are wholly online units

ii) ESM733 offered in alternate years 2013, 2015.

iii) ESM704 offered in alternate years 2014, 2016.

iv) EEG701, EEG702, EEG703 and EEG704 are not offered 2013, re-offered 2014.

 

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


EXE731 Professional Learning and Development (X)  

EXE732 Social Justice and Difference (B, X)  

EXE733 Assessing Learning (B, X)  

EXE734 New Technologies in Education and Training (ONLINE)  

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability (B, X)  

EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners (B, X)  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations (B, X)  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts (B, X)  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum (B, X)  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study (B, X)  

 

Note: EXE734 is a wholly online unit


 

Research Units


EXR781 Education Research Methodology (B, X)  

EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project (X)  

EXR796 Research Paper Part A (B, X)  **

EXR797 Research Paper Part B (B, X)  **

EXR798 Minor Thesis Part A (X)  

EXR799 Minor Thesis Part B (X)  

  

** EXR796, EXR797 trimester 3 subject to the availability of appropriate supervisors and in consultation with the Course Director.

 

 

 

 

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