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Master of Education

Graduation requirements

Students wishing to exit from the Master program with a Graduate Certificate in Education must have completed four subjects (32 subject points).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Education is a flexible degree providing a coursework program for professionals who are associated with the practice of education and wish to advance their skills, knowledge base and qualifications.

Educators in the following fields will benefit from the Master of Education program:

  • primary education
  • religious education
  • police education
  • nurse education
  • speech therapy
  • counselling/guidance
  • secondary education
  • consultancy/advisory services
  • early childhood services
  • youth work
  • vocational education and training
  • continuing professional education
  • educational administration
  • rural education
  • distance education
  • workplace training and staff development

The degree program is designed to:

  • encourage and permit critical appraisal of policy, theory and practice in the education professions
  • improve the educator's professional competence and enlarge the capacity for self development
  • provide the basis for leadership in the educator's chosen educational venture
  • increase awareness of the importance of educational research
  • permit highly qualified graduates of the programs to proceed to higher research degrees

Specialisations

The course offers specialisations in:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Information Technologies
  • Contemporary Literacies

  • Educational Research  

Requirements for further study

If you wish to meet the requirements to proceed at a later stage to a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy program, you should normally complete and achieve at a very high level the three subjects in Educational Research Methodology and the project, namely:

  • EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
  • EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

It is also recommended that you undertake the project:

  • ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)

Course structure

This course consists of 64 points of study. A maximum of two 8-point level 4 subjects may be chosen. The requirements for the individual Master of Education program and specialisations are listed below.

Master of Education

The general Master of Education (MEd) has two compulsory subjects, namely,

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study);
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study); and

48 points (or the equivalent of six 8-point subjects) chosen from

EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
ELN500 Exploring Literature
ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
ELS504 Understanding Writing
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process
EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
EEB504 Data-informed Practice
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)
EER505 Researching to Inform Practice
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
ESA513 Leading Learning
ESC413 Web Pedagogies
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
ESS540 Designing the Inclusive School.

With approval from the Course Coordinator, subjects that are suitable and relevant to the aims and objectives of this course, may be selected from within and without the University. A maximum of 32 points/four 8-point subjects may be chosen.

Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

The Master of Education (Educational Leadership) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Educational Leadership specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
and choose two from:
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
ESA513 Leading Learning

Master of Education (Information Technologies)

The Master of Education (Information Technologies) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Information Technologies specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

ESC413 Web Pedagogies
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT

Master of Education (Contemporary Literacies)

The Master of Education (Contemporary Literacies) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including two compulsory education subjects, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study) and EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (which must be undertaken in the final session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Contemporary Literacies specialisation as shown below and a further 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

ELN500 Exploring Literature
ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
ELS504 Understanding Writing
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process

Master of Education (Educational Research)

The Master of Education (Educational Research) consists of 64 points (or the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects) including one compulsory education subject, namely, EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century* (which must be undertaken in the first session of study). Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (or the equivalent of four 8-point subjects) from the Educational Research specialisation as shown below and a further 24 (or the equivalent of three 8-point subjects) or 16 points (or the equivalent of two 8-point subjects).

EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
and choose one from:
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review (must be undertaken in final session of study)
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (must be undertaken in final two sessions of study)

Note 1: With the permission of the Course Coordinator, students may be able to substitute one subject in a specialisation (with EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review) or two subjects in a specialisation (with ERP502 Master of Education Project [16 points]). If EEB501 and/or ERP502 are to be included as substitutes the submissions required in these two subjects must be based on a topic related to the specialisation.

Note 2: Before enrolling in ERP502 MEd Project, students are strongly advised to complete EER500 Introduction to Educational Research, EER501 Qualitative Research Methods or EER502 Quantitative Research Methods and EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review.

* Key Subject

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century is a key subject in all courses.

Graduate Certificate in Education as an exit point

Students wishing to exit from the MEd with a Graduate Certificate must have completed four subjects (32 points).

Enrolment pattern

Because there is a limited number of compulsory subjects in the MEd it is impossible to provide a specific enrolment pattern. The patterns shown below indicate possible patterns of study utilising only Session 1 and Session 2. However, several subjects in the MEd program are also offered in Session 3 and enrolment in this Session is also possible.

Master of Education

General program and Specialisations in:

  • Educational Leadership;
  • Information Technologies; and
  • Contemporary Literacies.

Full-time

Year 1 Session 1

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective

Year 1 Session 2

EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective

Part-time

Year 1 Session 1

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ] Restricted elective

Year 1 Session 2

[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective

Year 2 Session 1

[      ] Restricted elective
[      ] Restricted elective

Year 2 Session 2

EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[       ] Restricted elective

Note: For Master of Education – Specialisations in: Educational Leadership; Information Technologies; Contemporary Literacies the above enrolment pattern will include a minimum of 32 points from the specialisation subjects as Restricted electives.

Master of Education (Educational Research)

Full-time

Year 1 Session 1

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
 [     ] Restricted Elective or ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – commence

Year 1 Session 2

EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review or ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) - complete
[     ] Restricted Elective
[     ] Restricted Elective

Part-time

Year 1 Session 1

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research

Year 1 Session 2

EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
[     ] Restricted Elective

Year 2 Session 1

EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
[     ] Restricted Elective or ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) – commence

Year 2 Session 2

EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review or ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) - complete
[     ] Restricted Elective

Note: For the Master of Education (Educational Research) specialisation the above enrolment pattern will include a minimum of 32 points from the specialisation subjects including EEB501 and/or ERP502.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

2 years by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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