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Education

Masters by Coursework

MC-EDUC

Course
Master of Education
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200

Outline

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

Fleur McLennan

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.

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 2021.

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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.

Why study

  • You will be immersed in an e-learning environment, using the web extensively to complement your studies.
  • You will be encouraged to participate in the learning process and benefit from a focus on group interaction and continuous assessment.
  • We are proud to receive consistently positive feedback from employers who say Curtin teachers are of excellent quality and well prepared for the education industry.

Career information

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

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
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
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

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

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  • Curtin course code: MC-EDUC
  • CRICOS code: 004005G
  • Last updated on: June 29, 2022