Master of Education

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Education
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online)

Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Tel 03 9246 8100  or  03 5227 1359

Email artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Directors

Coral Campbell, +61 3 522 71485, coral.campbell@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code016888A
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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee help information for post graduate students information is available on the Deakin web site fee help information

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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.

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

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 - specific

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or major sequence in the field of Education, whether or not it is an initial teacher qualification or approved international equivalent.

Admission is available through a number of categories. In all admission categories, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on Deakin Admissions Policy visitThe Guide.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)
 

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