Masters by Coursework
- Master of Education
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Specialise in an area of education to add to your classroom skills and lead improvement at your school.
Being an international student, this course has given me a platform to excel professionally in a way that will enable me to be a teacher in any part of the world. It’s also opened new doors for me in the teaching profession in my home country of India.
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.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
A four-year degree in education or a three-year bachelor degree in a non-education discipline plus a teaching qualification such as a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education).
Those who do not meet this requirement may be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
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.
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$15,500*|
|Total indicative course fee||$31,000*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$31,000*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
On Campus and Online
Semester 1 and Semester 2
All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.
The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MC-EDUC
- CRICOS code: 004005G
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020