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Master of Education

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

Entry requirements

English Language
IELTS 6.5+
TOEFL 550.0+

What you will learn

A Master degree qualifies individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice and as a pathway for further learning.

Upon completion of the Master of Education (Coursework) you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and workplace practice in education.
  • Critically evaluate current and past scholarship and professional practice in the field of education in the light of contemporary research, of workplace practice, including perspectives grounded in Christian scholarship.
  • Demonstrate your ability to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in education for application across multi-disciplinary contexts.
  • Demonstrate your intellectual independence by making complex, creative and original contributions to the body of knowledge and workplace practice in education at both an abstract and practical level.
  • Communicate, justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences through prepared presentations and projects in a variety of settings.
  • Model a high level of self-discipline, professional judgment, personal integrity, teamwork and respect for the dignity of individuals and groups in study and workplace settings.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of research principles and methods in the discipline of education.
  • Plan and execute a substantial research project.

Each unit you take in the Master of Education (Coursework) program will contribute towards the fulfilment of these broader learning outcomes.

Course structure

  • 7
  • 7

The Master of Education (Coursework) comprises 7-8 units of study (or subjects). Each unit represents 3 credit points, with the exception of the optional Major Research Project unit which is worth 6 credit points. To fulfil the requirements of the MEd award, you will need to complete a minimum of 24 credit points.

Core units (2-3 units)
  • ED550 Worldview Foundations of Education
  • ED692 Educational Research Methods

If you are an international student, you will also be required to take a third core unit:

  • ED509 Introduction to Education in Australia
Specialisation (3-5 units)

In this course, you will specialise in a field of study. Each specialisation has its own required and elective units.

You can select your specialisation from one of the following fields:

Educational Studies

  • ED620 Curriculum Construction: Analysis and Perspectives (Core)
  • ED630 Assessment and Evaluation: Refining Understanding and Practices
  • ED631 Mentoring
  • ED635 Cognitive Science in Education
  • ED642 Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Selection from Educational Leadership specialisation

Educational Leadership

  • ED631 Mentoring (Core)
  • ED620 Curriculum Construction: Analysis and Perspectives
  • ED673 Leading School Improvement
  • BU673 Organisational Leadership
  • One Sheridan postgraduate Business Administration unit
  • Selection from Educational Studies specialisation
Capstone Research unit (1 unit)

You will also undertake a research project during your degree.

You can select either:

  • ED693 Major Research Project (6 credit points)


  • ED694 Minor Research Project (3 credit points)