Master of Education

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Education
CRICOS course code016888A
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Deakin course code E700

Pipelining course from 2015. Final intake T3 2014.

Trimester 1 2015 commencing students to refer to 2015 course version.

Domestic students 

International students

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.

Career opportunities

This course offers relevant professional learning to qualified teachers who seek to move into, or who already occupy, leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems, or who seek to move from school education to other education and training sectors.

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.

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


ECL751Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom

ECL752Innovation in Language Curriculum

ECL753Linguistics for Language Teaching

ECL756Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching

ECL773Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts

ECL774Learning An Additional Language

ECL775Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms

ECL776Language Testing and Assessment

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

EEG701International Schooling

EEG702Professional Learning in International Contexts

EEG703Power and Politics in International Schooling

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


Notes:

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

ii) ESM733 offered in alternate years 2015, 2017.

iii) ESM704 offered in alternate years 2016, 2018.

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


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

EXE739Internationalising the Curriculum

EXE740Independent Reading Study

Note: EXE734 is a wholly Cloud (online) unit


Research Units


EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

EXR796Research Paper Part A**

EXR797Research Paper Part B**

EXR798Minor Thesis Part A

EXR799Minor Thesis Part B

 

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


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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

The normal minimum educational requirement is:

  • four years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to an approved teaching qualification, or
  • four years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to at least three years of teaching experience.

Candidates with:

  • three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to an approved teaching qualification, or
  • three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to at least three years teaching experience.

who have satisfactorily completed a Graduate Certificate of Education at credit level or higher will be eligible to enrol directly into the Master of Education for studies in the same general area.

Special entry
Special entry is also available and assessed at the time of application.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered as follows:

  • Applicants who have completed graduate certificate/graduate diploma/masters units at a fifth-year level (in addition to four-year minimum entry requirements) are eligible to apply for up to 4 credit points of credit transfer for study in the same general area.
  • Applicants who have completed modules with assessment through the Victorian Professional Development Network (in addition to four-year minimum entry requirements) are eligible to apply for up to 2 credit points of credit transfer;

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)
 

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