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Master of Education

Course Description

The Master of Education enables you to extend your studies in education, building on the knowledge and understanding you developed in your initial teaching degree.

The course consists of a core research component involving research preparation and a dissertation together with a coursework component. You are able to pursue areas of individual interest through the units Independent Study 691 or Professional Practice 624. Subject to approval by the head of school, you may substitute two additional optional coursework units for the core research component, Masters Dissertation 696.

If you aim to undertake doctoral level study in the future you are required to complete the research dissertation. Graduates of the research stream are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, develop and/or evaluate projects with a high degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.

Career opportunities

National and state initiatives are emphasising the importance of continuing professional learning for qualified teachers. Postgraduate qualifications in education are now favourably considered in applications for promotion in school systems.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Alternative formal professional development experiences are considered when determining recognition of prior learning.

Other notes

Not all units are offered every semester and the availability of off-shore study cannot be assured for all units.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Education page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree. A four year degree in education is normally a Bachelor of Education, a four-year combined/double education degree, or a three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.0, Speaking- 6.0, Reading- 6.0, Listening- 6.0, Overall band score- 6.5.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $17,700, International: TBC

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