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Master of Education

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Award granted Master of Education
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
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)

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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; and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; 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*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; 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  

ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum  

ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching  

ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching  

ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts  

ECL774 Learning An Additional Language  

ECL775 Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms  

ECL776 Language Testing and Assessment  

ECL777 Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education  

ECM704 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration  

ECM705 School Cultures and Contexts  

ECN704 Applied Learning  

ECP703 Child Protection  

ECV704 Expanding Ideas of Competency  

ECV712 Situated Learning At Work  

ECX703 Teaching and Learning in An Online World  

ECX712 Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education  

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  

EEI715 Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments  

EEL700 Knowledge Creation in the Media Age  

EEL701 Inquiring Into Contemporary Literacy Issues and Professional Learning  

EEL702 New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs  

EEN706 Lifelong Learning  

EEN707 Student and Client Centred Learning  

EEN708 Youth Learners in Adult Environments  

ESM701 Teaching Mathematics Successfully  

ESM704 Problem Solving and Modelling  

ESM733 Exploring Space and Number  

ESP701 Education and Development of Exceptional Learners  

ESP703 Student Welfare and Discipline Issues  


Notes:

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

ii) ESM733 offered in alternate years 2015, 2017.

iii) ESM704 offered in alternate years 2014, 2016.

iv) EEG702, EEG704, EEL700 not offered 2014.  Reoffered 2015 subject to approval.

 

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  

EXE732 Social Justice and Difference  

EXE733 Assessing Learning  

EXE734 New Technologies in Education and Training  *

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability  

EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

*EXE734 not offered 2014, reoffered 2015 subject to approval.

 

Note: EXE734 is a wholly Cloud (online) unit


 

Research Units


EXR781 Education Research Methodology  

EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project  

EXR796 Research Paper Part A  **

EXR797 Research Paper Part B  **

EXR798 Minor Thesis Part A  

EXR799 Minor Thesis Part B  

  

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

 

 

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