Education - D6002

Education

Expert master degree

Please note: this course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. Students seeking an initial teaching qualification should refer to the Master of Teaching course.

Do you want to develop your professional expertise and advance your career in education? The Master of Education addresses the professional learning needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education in the wider community. Step beyond where you are now and position yourself as a thought leader, as you connect with research excellence and transform how you practice.

This course addresses learning in schools, workplaces and community. It connects research and practice to make you a stronger thinker, an engaged practitioner and an advanced specialist. You’ll broaden your knowledge of key learning constructs, advance your capacity as a professional inquirer and deepen your professional learning in one of the following specialisations:

  • Adult learning
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Digital learning
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational leadership and policy
  • Expert teaching practice
  • General education studies
  • Inclusive and special education.

In the Master of Education you can graduate with a broadly applicable qualification, by choosing general education studies and selecting units to suit your requirements. Alternatively, you can choose one of the seven other specialisations and graduate with a qualification highlighting your particular expertise. The flexible structure means you do not have to finalise your decision before being admitted to the course.

Flexible course delivery also allows you to continue working while completing the course. You can choose to engage via a fully online offering or to combine online studies with face-to-face workshops.

Graduate outcomes are wide-ranging, and are closely tied to the different specialisations and your specific career goals.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration 1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. Enrolment in this course must be continuous. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 3:
Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using these course codes:

  • Adult learning - D60021
  • Applied behaviour analysis - D60027
  • Digital learning - D60022
  • Early childhood education - D60023
  • Educational leadership and policy - D60024
  • Expert teaching practice - D60025
  • General education studies - D60020
  • Inclusive and special education - D60026

Applications for Semester one (February) 2020 close on 24 January 2020.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using these course codes:

  • Adult learning - D60021
  • Applied behaviour analysis - D60027
  • Digital learning - D60022
  • Early childhood education - D60023
  • Educational leadership and policy - D60024
  • Expert teaching practice - D60025
  • General education studies - D60020
  • Inclusive and special education - D60026

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$32,600

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Adult learning - D60021: 078862J
  • Applied behaviour analysis - D60027: 078862J
  • Digital learning - D60022: 078862J
  • Early childhood education - D60023: 078862J
  • Educational leadership and policy - D60024: 078862J
  • Expert teaching practice - D60025: 078862J
  • General education studies - D60020: 078862J
  • Inclusive and special education - D60026: 078862J

The course is structured in four parts. Part A. Orientation to education, Part B. Key constructs in education, Part C. Enhanced professional learning and Part D. Professional inquiry. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A and some units from other parts.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]