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MC-EDUC

Education

Master by coursework

Specialise in an area of education to add to your classroom skills and lead improvement at your school.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Education
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    004005G
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Why study Education at Curtin?

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.

Outline

Outline

Building on your professional knowledge and experience, this course offers engaging and intellectually challenging units of study that contain relevant, current and cutting edge knowledge and research in a range of specialist areas.

Delivered by dedicated educators and researchers, this course comprises coursework and a research project where you can investigate an area of personal or professional interest.

You can choose to study one of the following specialisation options:

  • STEM
  • Advanced pedagogies
  • Language, literacy and applied linguistics.

You can also study across specialisations.

This course is useful for those aspiring to promotion in school systems.

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

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Master of Education lead to?

National and state initiatives are emphasising the importance of continuing professional learning for qualified teachers. Postgraduate qualifications in education are now favourably considered in applications for promotion in school systems.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate and apply comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of educational research and theory
  • formulate and investigate educational problems and solutions via critical engagement with relevant and contemporary empirical and theoretical literature
  • identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
  • communicate information and ideas effectively through a range of mediums and in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences and education stakeholders
  • engage critically and effectively with innovative and appropriate technologies for a range of purposes
  • demonstrate a capacity for independent learning, critically evaluate personal performance and respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
  • consider educational and professional issues from a variety of national and international perspectives with a view to informing and improving educational and professional knowledge and practice
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences, and the important implications these have for knowledge production, effective practice and professionalism in education settings
  • work both independently and collaboratively in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to socially-just and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of education

It is wonderful to feel that the research I undertook is cutting edge and the knowledge I gained from doing the course is relevant, useful and important in shaping the future of education.

Fleur McLennan

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

  • 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.

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.