Master of Education (Progressive level entry)
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Build on your existing study in education or a related field. Explore methods of nurturing interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships. Review perspectives and practices associated with education, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
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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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It is expected that graduates will be able to:
- evaluate current literature in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective
- critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of educational policy and practice
- develop dispositions, cognitive skills, reflective awareness and creativity to facilitate the application of evidence-based knowledge, skills and capacities to educational practices
- synthesise knowledge gained from reading, discussion, and writing to generate conceptual frameworks that are used to evaluate educational research, policies and practices
- invoke contemporary evidence-based knowledge when assuming leadership roles in educational contexts
- advocate for and contribute to the generation of evidence-based educational policies and practices
- formulate research questions to investigate issues of interest and/or current concern in Education
- generate detailed proposals for educational research, including consideration of ethical research standards, methods and timelines
- undertake a substantial independent research project
- communicate findings from analysis and synthesis of reading and personal research using high standards of academic literacy.
The courses are designed to meet the increasing demand for professional development of current teachers and other professionals. They are not designed to be an initial preparation for teaching and do not lead to teacher registration. 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.
Graduates will not be eligible for teacher registration.
Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or in a closely related discipline; or hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline and hold the Graduate Certificate in Education or equivalent qualification.
Applicants who hold qualifications in other disciplines are encouraged to apply for the Master of Education (2 years).
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 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 1.5 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete two core (compulsory) topics and ten option topics chosen from an extensive range of option topics available making it possible for students to create their own program of study depending on their interests.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four topics per semester and part-time students undertake two topics per semester.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Education (Progressive level entry), students must successfully complete two core (compulsory) topics and ten option topics chosen from an extensive range of option topics available.