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Start Date
January
June

Campus
Magill

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
MMEL

SATAC Code
4CM137 (Internal)
4CM153 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
Online

Fees
$AU 20,600 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2018

Key features

  • Study 100% online.
  • Gain advanced research, leadership and management skills. 
  • Study a curriculum that is informed by our world-class research1.
  • Graduate with a highly sought-after qualification (our Education degrees are ranked number one in SA for graduate employment2).
  • Benefit from flexible learning options, including online study and intensive on-campus workshops. 
  • Use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including doctoral studies. 

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2QILT Graduate Destinations 2014-2015 Full-time Employment Indicator and Australian Graduate Survey 2016

Snapshot

Snapshot

This master degree is specifically designed for educators and professionals who are already working in education, training and development roles within the education sector. 

Advanced research skills and leadership skills are highlighted, and you will have the opportunity to interact with others who are studying and researching in similar settings. You will also have the opportunity to cover topics including:

  • assessment and evaluation
  • educational leadership
  • inclusive education
  • student wellbeing
  • digital technologies
  • literacy education
  • numeracy education

You may be eligible for Advanced Standing and complete the requirements of this qualification in less than 1.5 years. Please see entry requirements for further details. When applying through SATAC, please refer to the codes below. If you are uncertain about your eligibility for Advanced Standing, please include more than one SATAC code in your list of application preferences. 

1.5 year - SATAC CODE 4CM137
1 year - SATAC CODE 4CM153

Why Master of Education

Why this Degree

We are South Australia’s largest tertiary school of education. The curriculum for this master degree is informed by our world-class research – research that has been ranked number one in SA1 – and you will get the opportunity to complete specialist courses that will focus on your particular areas of interest.

As Australia’s university of enterprise:

  • we are No. 1 in South Australia for student satisfaction2
  • we are the largest university in South Australia with more than 31,000 students
  • we hold 26th spot in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old in 20163

Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 nationwide Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above. It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2 QILT: Course Experience Questionnaire 2015-2016 Overall Satisfaction Item
3 2017 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

 

Real-world connections

We have a strong reputation as a dynamic, vibrant and connected research organisation, and as such we have extensive national and international research links. These industry relationships are of great benefit to students and will form part of your important industry network. 

Our teaching staff and many of our academics are also highly regarded researchers, and you will have the opportunity to work alongside these practicing professionals throughout your study. We host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Online study

Online study

This degree is offered online. This means that you:

  • will study online, including accessing access videos and course resources
  • participate in an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. 

Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on the degree webpage.

Your career

Teachers have a passion for learning and a dedication to the social, emotional, physical and psychological development of children. Well-developed interpersonal skills, patience, as well as impeccable organisational and communication skills, are key attributes of successful primary educators. 

The demand for teachers is high1 and UniSA education degrees are ranked number one in the state for graduate employment2.

This master degree extends your learning and skills in the areas of leadership, management and research. Careers to consider may include:

  • curriculum developer: research relevant, current topics that are beneficial to student learning, and assist teachers by informing them of the most recent techniques and educational approaches
  • educational leader: review current learning and, in collaboration with teaching staff, develop strategies to enhance teaching outcomes

1Australian Governments Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
2 QILT Graduate Destinations 2014-2015 Full-time Employment Indicator and Australian Graduate Survey 2016

What others are saying

This is the most exciting period of time to be a student. We are in a revolutionary age of learning where technology is accessible and cost effective. Technologies exist because someone built them and I want my students to be those engineers who inspire the next leap in technology.

Emil Zankov

Master of Education

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Emil Zankov

Master of Education

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will graduate with advanced research, leadership and management skills and will have the opportunity to cover topics such as:

  • assessment and evaluation
  • educational leadership
  • inclusive education
  • student wellbeing
  • digital technologies
  • literacy education
  • numeracy education

This master degree is separated into two streams, and you will choose from either the Education Project pathway or the Education Thesis pathway. Students who have at least five years of professional experience as an educator and have been assigned to a recognised leadership role in an educational setting can also undertake the Educational Leadership stream as part of the Education Project pathway. 

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include: 

  • literature reviews
  • discussion papers
  • reports
  • proposals
  • research thesis

There may also be essays, assignments and examinations. 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
EDUCATION PROJECT PATHWAY
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
New Pedagogy Studies: Frontiers and Provocations EDUC 5238 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 6
The Networked Educator EDUC 5240 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 6
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2,6
Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2,6
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 3 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Elective 4 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Elective 5 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 6 4.5 Note(s): 2
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Research Methods and Issues in Education EDUC 5033 9
Project in Education EDUC 5030 9 Note(s): 3
EDUCATION THESIS PATHWAY
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
New Pedagogy Studies: Frontiers and Provocations EDUC 5238 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
The Networked Educator EDUC 5240 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Research Methods and Issues in Education EDUC 5033 9
Design for Education Thesis EDUC 5216 9
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Education Thesis A EDUC 5205 9
Education Thesis B EDUC 5206 9

I am the Program Director for the Master of Education, Master of Education (TESOL) and the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies (Digital Learning). I am also a Lecturer in English Language and Literacy in the School of Education. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Arts(Hons) and Master of Arts in linguistics at Deakin University (Melbourne), and my PhD in linguistics at the University of Sydney.

Dr David Caldwell

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Magill

Magill is a quick drive, cycle or bus trip from the city. On campus there are TV, radio and sound studios, social work studios, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, a psychology clinic, a language lab, a journalism newsroom, a theatre, a gym and a swimming pool. It’s only a short walk to local shops. Explore Magill >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the relevant SATAC code (see below) then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

You may be eligible for Advanced Standing and complete the requirements of this qualification in less than 1.5 years. Please see entry requirements for further details. When applying through SATAC, please refer to the codes below. If you are uncertain about your eligibility for Advanced Standing, please include more than one SATAC code in your list of application preferences. 

  • 1.5 year - SATAC CODE 4CM137
  • 1 year - SATAC CODE 4CM153

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