Master of Education (Basic level entry)
Create a bright future for you and your students.
Engage with local and global perspectives and practices associated with education, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Explore methods of working collaboratively and nurturing interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships.
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Flinders University is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We offer world‐class education that develops the critical and creative thinking skills to support a student’s success. Our courses offered through OUA span business, education and law. They are designed with flexibility in mind, while delivering the advanced qualifications to take careers to the next step.
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Graduates will be able to apply in-depth knowledge of:
- local and global, social, cultural, political and economic perspectives and practices associated with the education of children, young people and adults;
- curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes and well-being for students/clients;
- methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively;
- evaluate current literature in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective;
- develop dispositions, cognitive skills, reflective awareness and creativity to facilitate the application of evidence-based knowledge, skills and capacities to educational practices.
This degree does not lead to teacher registration in Australia.
Graduates are suitable for careers in a variety of positions ranging from work as teachers in school classrooms, school coordinators and principals, curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education, and as advisers to government and other policy makers.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
This degree is intended for people currently employed in education, education management and for those who have an interest in developing their knowledge and practice in these areas. It introduces knowledge and skills in your area of interest, with a focus on understanding and changing practice.
It provides an introduction to matters of educational policy and practice and offers educational topics of particular value or interest to the student including educational research methods topics.
It is 2 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are required to undertake study two compulsory subjects: EDUC9761 Approaches to Research and EDUC9719 Independent Research Study. The remaining subjects to complete the basic entry level for the course are chosen from an extensive range of elective subjects.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four subjects per semester and part-time students undertake two subjects per semester.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Education (Basic level entry), students must successfully complete two core (compulsory) subjects and fourteen elective subjects chosen from an extensive range of electives.