Master of Education (MEd)

Program Code

MEDUC

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Education is designed for educators who wish to strengthen curriculum development, teaching areas, discipline study areas or develop areas of education such as educational leadership. It is also suitable for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education to teach in a higher education environment or develop their research capacity to transition into educational research. 

Graduates of this program will not be eligible for teacher registration.

The Master of Education is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years. Students may be eligible to complete the program in a full-time standard duration of 1 year on the basis of prior learning.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Lead evidence-based approaches to transform education outcomes positively
2. Inspire and lead the creation of safe, inclusive and innovative learning environments
3. Lead and engage diverse communities by inspiring exemplary cultures of learning, professionalism and respect
Conditions

Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 
 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Education

There shall be a Master of Education.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Education, students must complete satisfactorily a program of study of one of the following requirements:

An Educational Leadership and Wellbeing Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 30 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units

An Educational Leadership and Wellbeing Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 3 units

An English Language Teaching Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 30 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units

An English Language Teaching Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 3 units

Research Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 18 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units

Research Specialisation with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  2. Specialisation courses to the value of 18 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 3 units