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Master of Education

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Education
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

Indicative annual fee 2013

$16,140 - Full-fee paying place

Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education
Tel 03 5227 1359 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Tel 03 9244 3723 Burwood (Melbourne)

Email artsedstudentsupport@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

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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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 2014, 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 2014 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.

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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 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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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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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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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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.

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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.

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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 for 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 for credit transfer;

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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. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Alternate exits

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

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