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Master of Education

  • Masters (Coursework)

Graduates of this course will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; will be able to translate into practice their experiences and understandings of the program; and will have demonstrated their ability to undertake...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
E771
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

Graduates of this course will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; will be able to translate into practice their experiences and understandings of the program; and will have demonstrated their ability to undertake educational research projects.

Entry requirements

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications. Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, your course may be:

1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

This course offers relevant professional learning to teachers who seek to move into, or who already occupy, leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems, or who seek to move from school education to other education and training sectors.

For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '

Course structure

The Master of Education is typically 8 or 12 credit points.

The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money

To qualify for the award of Master of Education, students must complete one of the following options:

Option 1: Dual Specialist Strand

  • 2 credit points of core units
  • 4 credit points of research units (EDX701, EDX712, EDX703, EDX704)
  • 4 credit points of course electives from a single specialist strand
  • 2 credit points of course electives from another specialist strand

Option 2: Research Intensive Strand

  • 2 credit points of core units
  • 6 credit points of research units (EDX701, EDX712, EDX705 (2cp), EDX706 (2cp))
  • 4 credit points of course electives from a single specialist strand

Students must also complete

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Deakin University.
81.6%
Overall satisfaction
73.6%
Skill scale
71.8%
Teaching scale
87.5%
Employed full-time
$78k
Average salary