Handbook

960BA Master of Education (Stream 150) Major Thesis

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 002127B
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.

Coordinator

Associate Professor John Polesel

Contact

Education Student Centre
Level 2 Alice Hoy Building
Course Overview:

The Master of Education is directed at practising professionals in a broad range of fields related to education - early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational and adult. The degree will also meet the needs of other professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility.This is a research classified course.

Please note that this course will not provide you with registration to teach in Australia.

Objectives: Students completing this course should be able to:
  • demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice in general and in a specialised area in particular;
  • express informed opinions about particular areas of current educational interest;
  • have an understanding of the theory and practice of educational research needed to evaluate research literature and carry out appropriate research activity;
  • make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in addressing professional problems;
  • have the depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues in particular professional situations;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles which should characterise leaders in the education profession.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students are required to undertake 2 core subjects (25 points) 2 x 12.5 point subjects (25 points) and 20,000 word thesis including specialist research methods (100 points)

A student enrolled in this research stream would need to achieve an H2A average in the fifty points of coursework to proceed to the thesis. The coursework matches the first fifty points of the Coursework program, and so if a student commences the coursework Masters and achieves an H2A average, she/he would be able to transfer into the research stream.

Subject Options:

Core subjects

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January, Semester 2
12.50
August, Semester 1
12.50

Area Option: Arts Education

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Area Option: Curriulum and Pedagogy

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Area Option: Digital Technologies

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Area Option: Early Childhood Education

Plus any two subjects from either the Curriculum and Pedagogy or the Education and Social Equity Areas
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Area Option: Equity, Youth and Identity

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Area Option: Gifted Education

Area Option: Language and Literacy Education

Area Option: Mathematics Education

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Area Option: Science and Environmental Education

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Not offered in 2011
12.50

Area Option: Thinking, Knowledge and Creativity

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Area Option

A coherent program of four subjects from the area options listed above of particular interest to the student.

Electives

25 points of elective study such as:

  • Additional subjects from the area option(where available)
  • Subjects from one of the Specialist Masters or specialist streams for which the student has the prerequisites
  • A relevant postgraduate subject from another Faculty/Graduate School for which the student has prerequisites, with permission
  • A negotiated project
Entry Requirements:

An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Master of Education, Stream 150, if the applicant has:

  • an undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent, or
  • a four-year education degree, or equivalent.

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Graduate Attributes: The University's general graduate attributes are located on the Office of the Provost's website:http://www.unimelb.edu.au/about/attributes.html
Links to further information: www.education.unimelb.edu.au

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