Master of Education

Program code

5601

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$20,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher
  • Any Bachelor degree or higher and work experience

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

To be eligible for the award of Master of Education (MEd), a student must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • Standard pathway:
    • 60 credit points for core courses;
    • 40 credit points for a major;
    • 20 credit points for listed electives and/or approved electives.
  • General Studies pathway:
    • 40 credit points for core courses;
    • 80 credit points for listed electives and/or approved electives.

To be eligible for the award of Master of Education (MEd), a student admitted with 40 credit points of advanced standing must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • Standard pathway:
    • 40 credit points for core courses;
    • 40 credit points for a major.
  • General Studies pathway:
    • 40 credit points for core courses;
    • 40 credit points for listed electives and/or approved electives.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Exit point

To be eligible to exit the Masters program with the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies award, a student must acquire 40 credit points of courses.

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Note: The Graduate Certificate exit point is not available to students admitted to the Masters program with advanced standing.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Program options

Students must complete one of the following options:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Standard pathway (see Note 1) 120
OR
Tri 1,2   General Studies pathway (see Note 2) 120

Students admitted with advanced standing must complete one the following options:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Standard pathway with advanced standing (see Note 1) 80
OR
Tri 1,2   General Studies pathway with advanced standing (see Note 2) 80

Note 1: For students undertaking a major.
Note 2: For students not undertaking a major.

Standard pathway

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7016EDN Understanding Research  10
Tri 1,2 7017EDN Introduction to Research Methods  10
Tri 1 7018EDN Learning and Teaching in Global Communities  10
Tri 2 7019EDN Interrogating the Three Message Systems of Education  10

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (3294). To exit (after successfully completing 40 credit points of courses), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7021EDN Independent Research Study (capstone course) 20
Tri 1,2   Listed Education electives  20
OR
Tri 1,2   Approved electives (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2   Major courses  40

Note 1: Postgraduate courses from elsewhere in the University and students must ensure that these courses are not restricted and any requirements are met. Students should contact the Program Director for any further advice.

Standard pathway with advanced standing

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7016EDN Understanding Research  10
Tri 1,2 7017EDN Introduction to Research Methods  10
Tri 1,2   Major courses  40
Tri 1,2 7021EDN Independent Research Study (capstone course) 20

General Studies pathway

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7016EDN Understanding Research  10
Tri 1,2 7017EDN Introduction to Research Methods  10
Tri 1,2   Listed Education electives  80
OR
Tri 1,2   Approved electives (see Note 1) 80
Tri 1,2 7021EDN Independent Research Study (capstone course) 20

Note 1: Postgraduate courses from elsewhere in the University and students must ensure that these courses are not restricted and any requirements are met. Students should contact the Program Director for any further advice.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (3294). To exit (after successfully completing 40 credit points of courses), a student should apply for a program transfer.

General Studies pathway with advanced standing

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7021EDN Independent Research Study (capstone course) 20
Tri 1,2   Listed Education electives  40
OR
Tri 1,2   Approved electives (see Note 1) 40
Tri 1,2 7016EDN Understanding Research  10
Tri 1,2 7017EDN Introduction to Research Methods  10

Note 1: Postgraduate courses from elsewhere in the University and students must ensure that these courses are not restricted and any requirements are met. Students should contact the Program Director for any further advice.


This major is offered at Mt Gravatt and online.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7008EDN Leading Learning and Change  10
Tri 1 7255EDN Reconceptualising Children, Childhood and Identity  10
Tri 1 7256EDN Children's Literature: Tools for Active Engagement in the Early Years  10
Tri 2 7199EDN Positive Behavioural Support in the Early Years  10

This major is offered at Mt Gravatt and online.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7008EDN Leading Learning and Change  10
Tri 1 7009EDN Educational Leadership in Policy Contexts  10
Tri 2 7010EDN Leading, Mentoring and Coaching in Learning Contexts  10
Tri 1 7248EDN Leaders, Ethics and the Law  10

This major is offered at Mt Gravatt and online.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7008EDN Leading Learning and Change  10
Tri 1 7131EDN Digital Culture, Games and Education  10
Tri 2 7134EDN Making Sense of Learning and New Technologies  10
Tri 1 7130EDN Youth, Digital Culture and New Learning  10

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7131EDN Digital Culture, Games and Education  10
Tri 1 7009EDN Educational Leadership in Policy Contexts  10
Tri 1 7255EDN Reconceptualising Children, Childhood and Identity  10
Tri 1 7130EDN Youth, Digital Culture and New Learning  10
Tri 1 7256EDN Children's Literature: Tools for Active Engagement in the Early Years  10
Tri 1 7248EDN Leaders, Ethics and the Law  10
Tri 1 7018EDN Learning and Teaching in Global Communities  10
Tri 2 7008EDN Leading Learning and Change  10
Tri 2 7134EDN Making Sense of Learning and New Technologies  10
Tri 2 7010EDN Leading, Mentoring and Coaching in Learning Contexts  10
Tri 2 7199EDN Positive Behavioural Support in the Early Years  10
Tri 2 7019EDN Interrogating the Three Message Systems of Education  10