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Master of Education

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Build on your professional knowledge and develop a broader range of employment opportunities in teaching, scholarship and research with this Master of Education course.

In addition to the core units of the course, you are able to select optional units that focus your studies into three areas: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); language, literacy and applied linguistics; and advanced pedagogies. You may choose to specialise in one area or select units from two or more areas of study to broaden your skill set.

This course is delivered on-campus or partially online at Curtin University by expert educators, providing you with insight into education as both a profession and area of research.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree, i.e.:
    • A Bachelor of Education; OR
    • A four-year combined/double education degree; OR
    • A three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Foundations of educational research
  • Negotiated research project
  • International trends in education
  • Language in society
  • Language teaching course design and assessment
  • Sustainable education
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning environments
  • Introduction to science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics instructional design and evaluation
  • Philosophy of pedagogy
  • Advanced pedagogies design and assessment
  • Educational applications of digital technologies
  • Language acquisition
  • Language teaching methodologies

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Education from Curtin University.

This course allows you to pursue a range of varied career options, including teaching positions across a broad range of subject areas, scholarship and research. You may also wish to pursue a doctoral degree on completion of your master's, opening doors to further research opportunities and positions in academia.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • University Lecturer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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