80 credit points
Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
at Ballarat Campus VIC (Aquinas)
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.
This course is offered on-campus, and by distance education from the Brisbane campus (McAuley at Banyo) and online.
and Recognition of Prior Learning
Capital Territory and New South Wales
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.
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.
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
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 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.
offerings will vary subject to student demand and lecturer availability.
· 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.
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.