Master of Education

Course Code 2050
CRICOS Code 057327F
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: One year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus*
*distance education available (units are offered in one-year teaching periods and full-time enrolment is normally not possible due to unit availability).

Location Lake Macquarie
Fee Support

FEE-HELP*

*for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au. 

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The Master of Education (MEd) course is designed for teachers and school leaders wishing to pursue postgraduate study in Education. Particular focus is given to the role of the Christian teacher/administrator in enhancing moral and faith development within a context of Christian education. The MEd is offered as either a coursework degree or a combination of coursework and project or minor thesis.  Studies are available in four specialisations: 

  • Educational Administration
  • Religious Education
  • Curriculum and Teaching Studies
  • Special Education



 


Career Opportunities


Master of Education graduates leave with the skills to gain employment in the following areas:

  • Principal
  • Head Secondary Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Head of School
  • Education Consultant

 


Admission Criteria


DIRECT ENTRY

Applicants must typically have a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in education or a Degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education or equivalent.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

At least two years of experience in a teaching role.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Overseas applicants will have their qualifications assessed by Avondale Admissions. Overseas applicants are also required to satisfy Australian Government visa requirements http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5 for speaking and listening, with no individual band score less than 6.0. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form.


Course Structure


Course duration: One year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus and distance education
Maximum time to complete: 4 years

The course is offered in four patterns. All patterns include a Christian Education unit and one unit in research methodology. The major independent research project option offers students research experience which can form the basis for progression to further studies. All 6 credit point units require a notional time commitment of 150 hours.

Pattern 1 - a non-specialisation specifc, coursework only pattern involving 8 units (48 credit points) as follows:

  • One Christian Education unit
  • Introduction to Research
  • Four units (as approved by the Course Convenor)
  • Independent Research project
  • Extension of the Independent Research Project or one elective

Pattern 2 - a specialisation specific, coursework pattern of 8 units (48 credit points) as follows:

  • One Christian Education unit
  • Introduction to Research
  • Four specialisation units (all in the same specialisation)
  • Independent Research project
  • Extension of the Independent Research Project or one elective

Pattern 3 - a specialisation specific, coursework pattern of 8 units (48 credit points) as follows:

  • One Christian Education unit
  • Introduction to Research
  • Three specialisation units and an independent project (all in the same specialisation)
  • Extension of the Independent Research Project and one elective, or two electives

Pattern 4 - a coursework and major research project pattern of 8 units (48 credit points) as follows:

  • One Christian Education unit
  • Introduction to Research
  • Research Methods
  • Two specialisation units (all in the same specialisation)
  • Major Independent Research Project (in chosen specialisation) 18 credit points

To find out more about any of the units listed here, copy the unit code and then search for that unit here.

Where to get further information


Course Enquiries

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Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: study@avondale.edu.au
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Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon

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FEE-HELP is available for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au. 


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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Avondale students. View all scholarship information. http://www.avondale.edu.au/future-students/finance/scholarships/ 

Testimonials

"Seeing kids reach their potential...and being able to affirm them so that they pursue it...that's what I love about teaching."
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduate