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MC-EDUC

Education

Master by coursework

Further your knowledge and skills to inspire and lead educational improvement and transformation.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Education
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    004005G
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2022

Special Study Period 3

On campus and online

Special Study Period 4

On campus and online

2023

Special Study Period 1

On campus and online

Special Study Period 2

On campus and online

Special Study Period 3

On campus and online

Special Study Period 4

On campus and online

2024

Special Study Period 1

On campus and online

Special Study Period 2

On campus and online

Special Study Period 3

On campus and online

Special Study Period 4

On campus and online

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Simranjeet Kaur

Being an international student, this course has given me a platform to excel professionally in a way that will enable me to be a teacher in any part of the world. It’s also opened new doors for me in the teaching profession in my home country of India.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked in the top 100 in the world for education.

Broad career options

Choose to specialise in STEM, advanced pedagogies or language, literacy and applied linguistics.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

This course is designed for educators working in diverse learning and educational contexts who wish to enhance their knowledge of contemporary educational practice and issues. 

Designed and delivered by experienced educators and researchers, this course will utilise and enrich your professional knowledge and experience, through engaging, thought-provoking and industry-relevant learning.

You’ll choose to study one of the following specialisations, each incorporating leading-edge research and innovative learning design that will build your capabilities in curriculum and pedagogical leadership:

  • Innovative Learning and Teaching
  • Innovative STEM Education
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.

You can also customise your course with a combination of subjects from across these specialisations. 

This course also includes a capstone project that gives you the opportunity to research and transform educational knowledge and real-world practices. 

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed to doctoral-level studies.

See our handbook for more course information.

Why study

  • Australian national and state initiatives emphasise the importance of continuing professional learning for teachers, and postgraduate qualifications in education are therefore viewed favourably in applications for promotion.
  • The Master of Education is the ideal way to take your professional practice to the level, advance your teaching career and lead positive change in education.
  • This course is designed flexibly to meet the needs of postgraduate students. Curtin offers a choice of four intakes per year and a choice of full-time (two units per study period) or part-time (one unit per study period). You can also customise your course with a combination of subjects from across the three areas of specialisation.
  • We provide an immersive e-learning and blended learning environment to optimise your engagement and learning.
  • The course’s capstone project provides an opportunity for you to both research and inform educational practices.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate knowledge and critical use of current and leading edge educational research and theory
  • identify, access, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a wide range of sources
  • use technologies to effectively communicate information and ideas for specific knowledge users
  • consider educational and professional issues from a variety of research-informed perspectives with a view to improving educational and professional knowledge and practice
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences, socially-justice and ethical practices, and the implications these have for knowledge production, and effective practice and professionalism in education settings
  • demonstrate the capacity for leadership and innovation in the field of education

Admission criteria

  • An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree.*

*A four year degree in education is normally a Bachelor of Education, a four-year combined/double education degree, or a three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Not all units are offered every semester and the availability of off-shore study cannot be assured for all units.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $19,373*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-EDUC
  • CRICOS code: 004005G
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022