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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Education

The Master of Education is a course designed for professional educators who shall be admitted on the basis of their prior qualifications and who, in most cases, will be working in school settings. Successful completion of this course will deepen students' knowledge in a range of educational disciplines and engage students with contemporary practice and theory in those disciplines. The course has, in addition to an undesignated program pathway with a large range of curriculum options, specializations that are designed to meet the needs of educators in a variety of professional contexts. 

These specializations are eLearning, Indigenous Australian Education, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)). The design of the Master of Education includes a nested program of Graduate Certificates that provide optional exit points. The course, with its focus on the needs of busy professionals, is available in full and part-time mode using a variety of online learning technologies. The Master of Education (Special Education) is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Campus Information

Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisiona;/Unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

In our Master of Education (Coursework), you will develop the specialist knowledge and expertise to enhance your education career, including:  

  • professional enrichment as an educator and education decision-maker 
  • re-orienting your current teaching focus 
  • moving into a leadership position in education, whether in a school, TAFE College or University 
  • pursuing a new specialization pathway career path 
  • enhancing your leadership capabilities in an educational setting. 

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 four year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognized Australian University or tertiary institution (or overseas equivalent as assessed by Australian Education International National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR)); or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree and an AQF Level 7 or Level 8 or Level 9 one or two-year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognized Australian University (or overseas equivalent as assessed by AEI-NOOSR); or

(c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in eLearning or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Comparative Education) or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Gifted and Talented: Teaching for High Potential) or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Literature and New Literacies) or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education or the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Australian Education or the Graduate Certificate in International Schooling, Education and Development or the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership or the Graduate Certificate in Special Education or the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages award of the University of New England*; or

(d) hold the AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Education Studies of the University of New England; or

(e) hold an AQF Level 7 non-initial teacher education Bachelor degree and an AQF Level 8 degree of Bachelor with Honours or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of a University in a non-relevant discipline**; or

(f) hold a minimum AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent as assessed by AEI-NOOSR, and satisfy the School by the provision of evidence (by providing a Statement of Service on company letterhead documenting a minimum two years' full-time equivalent relevant teaching experience) of adequate preparation for candidature**; and

(g) comply with the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

*Candidates admitted under Rule (c) who hold the Graduate Certificate in eLearning or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (TESOL) or the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages may specialize in the same or different area or not specialize. Candidates admitted under Rule (c) who hold the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Comparative Education) or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Gifted and Talented: Teaching for High Potential) or the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Literature and New Literacies) or the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education or the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Australian Education or the Graduate Certificate in International Schooling, Education and Development or the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership or the Graduate Certificate in Special Education must choose a different specialization or not specialize.

Candidates admitted without a pre-service teaching qualification shall not be permitted to undertake the following specializations: Indigenous Australian Education or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL-EAL/D).

Note for International Students

This course is only available on-campus in the TESOL specialization

The Special Education specialization requires, and TESOL-EAL/D specialization may require, contact with children in an educational setting (professional experience). Students will not be permitted to attempt this unless they have first completed online Anaphylaxis training, an online Child Protection Awareness module, and have obtained a valid NSW Working with Children Check clearance (for those students wishing to complete their placement in NSW) or equivalent (for those students wishing to complete their placement outside NSW). Students are referred to the Office for Professional Learning - Professional Experience Placement webpage for further information.

  • Course Code: 006327F
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 40280 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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