Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 2 years part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

As learning environments evolve, the demand for multimodal access to literature and information resources and a need for guidance and support in using these resources effectively has opened up a space for the teacher librarian. 

The Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course offered by Charles Sturt University gives you the knowledge and skills to become a qualified teacher librarian, and meet the need for expertise in multi-literacies, information fluency and collaborative evidence-based practice.

Designed specifically for teachers who seek to become teacher librarians, or practising teacher librarians who lack formal qualifications, this comprehensive master’s degree will teach you everything you need to know about being a teacher librarian, from storing, classifying and retrieving bibliographic information to conducting educational research to implement resource- and inquiry-based strategies.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have a Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution and a minimum of one years' experience in an educational role at a graudate level

OR

  • Have a Bachelor of Education (Honours), or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution

OR

  • Hold a bachelors degree, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution with an end-on integrated professional teaching qualification

Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.

Practical work placement

Students must complete a practical work placement as part of this course to ensure they graduate with appropriate practical skills to accompany their academic foundation. This comprises four days of visits to various information agencies, plus a two-week professional placement.

You will be required to undertake a workplace learning component for the Professional experience and portfolio unit.

Areas of study

In this teacher librarianship course, the subjects you will study include:

Core subjects:

  • Introduction to teacher librarianship
  • Resourcing the curriculum
  • Teacher librarian as leader
  • Describing and analysing education resources
  • Introduction to educational research
  • Professional experience and portfolio

And two restricted elective subjects:

  • Literature across the curriculum
  • The dynamic information environment
  • Digital citizenships in school
  • Social networking for information professionals
  • Knowledge networks for educators
  • Literature in digital environments

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CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.

How will this course advance my career?

The students of today have a wealth of information at their fingertips, and providing appropriate guidance and support in the effective use of these resources has emerged as a vital role.

As a teacher librarian, you can enable the management and use of information within teaching and learning, and become a leader in the development of information literacy.

By taking this teacher librarian course, you will not only develop an understanding of the cornerstone role of the teacher librarian in contemporary education, but become a better and more flexible teacher with the theoretical perspective and practical skills to provide a well-rounded education.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Upon graduation you will be eligible for admission as an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

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Financial assistance

Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.

CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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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).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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