Master of Education
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM151
The Master of Education is designed for educators who wish to strengthen their curriculum development, teaching areas, discipline study areas, or develop areas of education such as educational leadership or policy management.
It is also suitable for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study education to teach in a higher education environment or develop their research capacity to transition into educational research.Study pathways will be determined according to specialisations, entry points and desired exit points. Pathways will consist of suites of courses valued at 12 units (normally exiting with a graduate certificate); and 48 units or 24 units (dependent on degree of advanced standing) exiting with a Master of Education.
Those seeking to develop their knowledge of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will be particularly interested in the elective courses TESOL in Practice – Lesson Planning and Teaching Practice; TESOL Methodology; Introduction to English Language Studies for Teachers; and Language and Culture.
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SATAC Code 3CM151 Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry Successful completion of a completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM151
CRICOS 073131G Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $23,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
This degree provides advanced career options for trainers across various industries (e.g. police, nursing or business); to teach in higher education, including in the TAFE and university sectors; or take on roles as education consultants. It also enables teachers to enhance their existing qualifications.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Professional AccreditationThis program does not constitute the requirements for a recognised teaching qualification. Students looking to become teachers will need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Education, prior to entering the Masters.
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
To qualify for the Master of Education a candidate shall successfully complete courses to the value of 48 units. This will consist of:
*Please note these courses are currently under review. You are advised to consult the Faculty of Arts prior to enrolment.
EDUC 7550 Educational Policy Studies
EDUC 7551 Curriculum Development and Innovation
EDUC 7552 Pedagogical Engagement and Learning
EDUC 7553 Assessment and Evaluation
EDUC 7054 Research Design
EDUC 7031 Education Major Project (6 unit) OR EDUC 7033 Education Dissertation (12 unit)
EDUC 7011 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research
Electives up to the value of 21 units (if undertaking 6 unit Major Project) or 15 units (if undertaking 12 unit Education Dissertation)
EDUC 7055 Research Communication
EDUC 7058 Research Processes
EDUC 7015 Measurement, Assessment Evaluation in Education
EDUC 7059 Advanced Qualitative Research
EDUC 7021 Advanced Quantitative Educational Research
EDUC 7063 Online Learning
EDUC 7418 Intro to English Language Studies for Teachers
EDUC 7419 Language and Culture
EDUC 7420 TESOL in Practice - Lesson Planning and Teaching Pract
EDUC 7421 TESOL Methodology
EDUC 7008 Indigenous Education
EDUC 7013 Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts
EDUC 7018 Neuroscience and Education
or any course listed in Academic Program Rules 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 not counted towards a specialisation.
Up to 9 units of courses from any discipline studies deemed to be appropriate in Education, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Languages, History, Geography, Psychology, English, ESL, Music and Business.
Applicants with an existing teaching qualification (Australian recognised B.Ed., G.Dip.Ed or equivalent) will be granted up to 24 units of Advanced Standing.
8. Repeating Courses
A student who has failed a course twice may not enrol in that course again except by special permission of the Faculty and then only under such conditions as the Faculty may prescribe.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Seminar participation, reports, essays, research project, book reviews and examinations.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017