Master of Education (Coursework)

MEd

80 credit points

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Duration1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Available at    Ballarat Campus VIC (Aquinas)
             Canberra Campus ACT (Signadou)
             Melbourne Campus VIC (St Patrick's)
                Strathfield Campus NSW (Mount Saint Mary)

                ACUweb

Overview

The Master of Education (Coursework) program is designed for graduate students interested in pursuing a broad academic study of education. It provides studies in a range of academic areas, including Career Education, Evaluation, Information and Communication Technology, Inclusive Education, Learning and Teaching, Literacy, Mathematics Education, School Counselling and Guidance, TESOL, Vocational Education and Learning. Up to 3 approved units may be taken from the Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Religious Education and Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programs. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recent research, and/or professional developments related to their program of study. They will be offered opportunities to engage and interact with other students from diverse professional backgrounds.

Mode of Study

This course is offered on-campus, and by distance education from the Brisbane campus (McAuley at Banyo) and online.

Entrance requirements

Normal Entry
Applicants will normally be required to have completed a first degree in Education.
or
a first degree in an area other than Education and a Graduate Diploma in Education (or approved equivalent).

Special Entry
Applicants whose educational qualifications do not satisfy the requirements for admission to the course, but, who have a sound and sufficient basis for application supported by documentation, may be granted admission if they satisfy special admission criteria, determined by the Faculty of Education.

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit may be given for previously completed relevant studies taught and assessed at the Masters level or its equivalent. The maximum credit that may be allowed into the Masters course is half of the course program. Within the Faculty there is also provision for recognition of prior learning. Students applying for transfer of credit or recognition of prior learning must follow the proper processes and procedures set out by the Faculty.

Admission

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
Apply to UAC.

'Apply-by-Web' applications are available at www.uac.edu.au. Go to the postgraduate section then click on the Apply-by-Web under Login Access and follow the instructions provided. Application Forms (Form PG) and instructions are also available from the Student Centre or UAC. Applications through UAC do not require academic records as they are available electronically.

Queensland and Victoria
Application should be made on the Direct Entry Application Form available on the ACU National website, www.acu.edu.au/forms.cfm or from the Student Centre. Direct Entry Application Forms, together with any supporting documentation, should be submitted to the ACU National Admissions Section.

ACUweb
Applicants for courses offered in the online study mode must apply and enrol online through ACUweb at www.acuweb.com.au

Students may choose to study in mixed mode, that is, on-campus and online. A student who is currently enrolled in a course on-campus and who elects to study some online units should not reapply through ACUweb for admission to the same course. However, students must apply through ACUweb to enrol in, and to withdraw from, their online units of study.

Applicants normally require a first degree in Education or a first degree in an area other than Education and a postgraduate Diploma in Education (or approved equivalent).

Special Admission

Applicants whose educational qualifications do not satisfy the requirements for admission to the course, but who have a sound and sufficient basis for application supported by documentation, may be granted admission if they satisfy special admission criteria determined by the Faculty of Education.

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Credit

Credit may be given for previously completed relevant studies taught and assessed at the Master's level or its equivalent. The maximum credit that may be allowed into the Masters course is half that of the program. Within the University there is also provision for the recognition of prior learning.

Credit must be applied for when enrolling in the course and be accompanied by relevant documentation.

Course Structure

Unit Offerings

Unit offerings will vary subject to student demand and lecturer availability.
Elective units will vary between campuses and from year to year.
To complete the Master of Education (Coursework) students are required to:
Complete eight units of coursework (80 credit points) including:

         one compulsory unit (10 credit points); and

         up to seven elective units (70 credit points).

Up to three of these electives may be taken, with the approval of the course coordinator from other Masters courses.

Research projects worth either 10 or 20 credit points may also contribute to the required total of 80 credit points.

Students may choose to conduct a supervised research project worth either 10 or 20 credit points as part of their 80 credit points.

Students have the option to exit with the award of one of the following Postgraduate Certificates after completing 40 credit points in units which contribute to one of the designated specialisations:

         Postgraduate Certificate in Career Education
         Postgraduate Certificate in Early Numeracy
         Postgraduate Certificate in Evaluation
         Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education
         Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology
         Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
        
Postgraduate Certificate in Literacy

        
Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Education

        
Postgraduate Certificate in School Counselling and Guidance
         Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL
         Postgraduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Learning

Students who choose not to specialise and complete 40 credit points from across the range of units offered at Masters level may exit with the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

Students also have the option of enrolling directly into one of the Postgraduate Certificates named above. Prospective students are advised to check on the availability of units at particular campuses before they enrol.

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List of Available Units

All of the units listed below contribute to the award of the Master of Education. The units are listed according to the specialisation to which they contribute and to the campus at which they are offered.

Compulsory Unit

EDFD632 Reading and Interpreting Research in Education

Elective units available in 2005
Career Education


EDSS604

Community Assistance for Work Seekers

Strathfield

EDSS605

Curriculum Strategies for Career and Work Education

Strathfield

Early Numeracy

EDMA611

Number Learning in the Early Years

Fitzroy, Ballarat

EDMA612

Measurement and Space in the Early Years

Fitzroy, Ballarat

EDMA613

Additional Assistance and Intervention 1

Fitzroy, Ballarat

EDMA614

Additional Assistance and Intervention 2

Fitzroy, Ballarat

EDMA615

Resources and Effective Teaching Strategies

Fitzroy

EDMA616

Leadership and Teamwork in the Early Years

Fitzroy

Inclusive Education

EDTS606

Current Issues in Inclusive Education

Fitzroy, Ballarat

Information and Communication Technology

EDST501

Online Instructional Design

ACUWeb

EDST603

Implementing Change in Information and Communication Technology

ACUWeb

EDST604

Implementing Online Learning Environments

ACUWeb

EDST605

Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training

ACUWeb

Learning and Teaching

EDCU603

Current Issues in Curriculum

Strathfield, Brisbane

EDTS505

Curriculum in Action

Canberra

EDST605

ICT in Education and Training

Canberra

EDTS602

Teacher Growth and Change

ACUWeb

EDTS603

Contemporary Issues in Learning

ACUWeb

EDTS604

Creating Collaborative Learning Communities

Brisbane

YSED608

Learning that Works, Diversifying the Curriculum for Successful Outcomes

Canberra

Literacy

EDLA513

Language and Literacy

Strathfield

EDLA601

Current Developments in Literacy Learning

Strathfield

EDLA610

Trends, Issues and Research in English Education

Strathfield

Mathematics Education

EDMA609

Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Development

Fitzroy

EDMA618

Teaching for Learning in Numeracy in the Primary School

Strathfield

EDMA620

Numeracy Education Project

Strathfield

EDMA617

Current Development in Numeracy: National and Global

Strathfield

EDMA619

Trends, Issues and Research in Numeracy Education

Strathfield

School Counselling and Guidance

EDFD636

Issues in School Counselling and Guidance

Fitzroy

EDFD645

School Counselling and Guidance

Fitzroy

TESOL

EDLA506

Foundation Studies in TESOL

Fitzroy

EDLA502

Advanced Studies in TESOL

Fitzroy

Other units

EDST601

Education for the 21st Century

Canberra

EDFD648

Engaging the Learner in the Early Years

Brisbane

EDFD647

Nurturing Connections in the Early Years

Brisbane

EDCU607

Project

Strathfield, Fitzroy,

Ballarat, Canberra

EDFD617

Research Project (20 credit points)

Fitzroy, Ballarat, Strathfield

EDFD632

Reading and Interpreting Research

Fitzroy, Canberra, Brisbane, online, ACUWeb, distance

EDFD633

Methods of Educational Research

Strathfield


Requirements for Completion of Award

Satisfactory completion of approved Masters level units.
Total of 80 credit points.

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