Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Specialised teaching knowledge for higher education research and practice
A postgraduate course that empowers passionate educators. Gain contemporary credentials to secure employment in the higher education sector. Apply research skills to the field of adult learning. Choose electives to enhance professional capabilities.
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- 04 Feb 24
- 07 Jul 24
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this program students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Critically reflect on the complex environment of contemporary higher education to enhance quality educational outcomes
- Use an evidence-based approach to inform good practice in learning and teaching in a relevant discipline
- Apply critical analysis to develop solutions to engage a diverse range of students
- Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to investigate personal practice and wider learning and teaching phenomena
- Implement continuing professional learning plans using life-long learning attributes
Upon graduation from the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, you will have the contemporary credentials and qualifications that are becoming increasingly necessary for a career in the field of tertiary education. You will be able to plan engaging educational experiences and use a scholarly approach to improve the overall student learning experience, qualities that are quickly becoming requirements for promotion opportunities. If you are not already working in the higher education sector, graduating from the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will greatly increase your employability, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and ensuring high quality teaching standards.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor degree in any discipline area or a Graduate Diploma or equivalent in learning and teaching for higher education.
English Proficiency Requirements
Defined as the successful completion of secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland.
Education students who have English as an Additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained n overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 reading and writing.
All English language tests are valid for two years from the date of completion
Credit for previous study or work
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
Delivered fully online, the program is designed to help those engaged in the practice of higher education to adopt a more scholarly evidence-based approach. It provides the opportunity to cultivate research skills that investigate teaching and learning challenges relevant to one’s discipline. Individuals will use a systematic investigation of their practice in which the new knowledge is applied to solve the challenge and share with peers. The flexible structure of the program enhances professional capabilities by enabling individuals to choose electives to further their interests and career goals.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Four Compulsory subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate
- EDUC5115 Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5116 Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
- EDUC5011 Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- EDUC5117 Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
Plus four Compulsory Subjects
- PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life
- MEDI5001 Scientific Literacy and Communication
- EDUC6059 Designing a Pedagogical Action Research Project (Coming Soon)
- RSCH7002 Scholarly Reading and Writing Methods
Plus four elective subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma
- EDUC5119 Supervising Postgraduate Research
- EDUC5012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Higher Education (Coming Soon)
- EDUC5009 Global Learning in Higher Education (Coming Soon)
- EDUC5013 Leadership in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5014 Learning and Teaching for Optimal Wellbeing (Coming Soon)
Plus one subject from existing postgraduate offering within the University (with approval of the Program Coordinator). This program is only offered part-time.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education students must complete a minimum of 12 subjects chosen from the subjects listed in the Recommended Study Pattern, comprising:
- 8 Compulsory Subjects, and
- 4 Elective Subjects
An exit award pathway is available. If a student has completed subjects that meet the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education, they may transfer to that award and immediately apply for graduation with that award. If a student has completed subjects that meet the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, they may transfer to that award and immediately apply for graduate with that award.
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