Master of Education (Higher Education) (Progressive level entry)
Become a better teacher.
Extend your existing qualification and work towards better learning outcomes in higher education. Construct quality learning experiences for diverse student groups. Apply advanced research principles and methods.
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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:
- contemporary issues, priorities and contexts in higher education and their implications;
- scholarly practice in higher education;
- curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes in higher education;
- methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively;
- research principles and methods and their application to higher education.
This degree does not lead to teacher registration in Australia.
Graduates are suitable for careers in a variety of positions within higher education and as advisers to government departments and other policy makers.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in education, teaching or in a closely related discipline; or hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline and also hold a Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) or equivalent qualification.
Work and Life
All applicants must normally be employed in a teaching position in a higher education institution by the commencement date of the course.
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 academics working in the tertiary sector or who aspire to teach at tertiary level, and those whose personal, professional or research interests include a focus on higher education.
It is designed to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and develop and apply in-depth knowledge to transform practice knowledge into an education for practice.
It is 1.5 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete six core (compulsory) topics and six option topics chosen from a range of option topics available including research preparation topics.
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 (Higher Education) (Progressive level entry), students must successfully complete six core (compulsory) subjects and six elective subjects chosen from an extensive range of electives.