Master of Educational Studies (Pre 2015)

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Program Code 10418
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 000627J
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus and via Distance learning.
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Description

This program is available for continuing students only and from 2015 has ben replaced by the Master of Educational Studies (Program code 12351).

The Master of Educational Studies degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. The program is undertaken by coursework, with the option of undertaking an Educational Research specialisation consisting of a minor thesis with research methodology courses.

NOTE: this is NOT an initial teaching qualification, it is assumed that applicants are qualified teachers.

The Master of Educational Studies is available in the following areas of interest:

  • Aboriginal
  • Comparative and International
  • Creative and Performing Arts, Media and Learning
  • Educating Boys
  • Engaging Families and Communities
  • Engineering
  • Equity in Education
  • Personalised Learning
  • History
  • ICT and Digital Learning
  • International Curriculum Studies
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • TESOL
  • Educational Research
  • General option

Why study with us?

Courses in the Master of Educational Studies incorporate key issues and concepts required by professional educators. The program offers high quality professional development opportunities for teachers, corporate and community educators from a range of backgrounds and provides students with the flexibility to tailor their course choices to fit with their individual commitments.

Career Opportunities

Courses in the Master of Educational Studies are relevant to educators working in school, rural, distance and higher education, health services, business and consultancy/advisory services. The programme is designed to enable educators to select courses to suit their professional needs and enhance their career opportunities.

NOTE: this is NOT an initial teaching qualification, it is assumed that applicants are qualified teachers.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Educational Studies degree is open to applicants who have satisfactorily completed a four year Bachelor degree or a three year degree and a Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent. Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may complete the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies award (40 units) prior to entering the Masters award, and may then seek up to 40 units of credit in the Masters degree.

Note: It is assumed that applicants are qualified teachers, but others may apply. This is NOT an initial teaching qualification.

For students interested in undertaking the Mathematics or Engineering Specialisations, who are not current teachers in NSW, please consult with the Program Officer or Program Convenor prior to enrolling.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Candidates will be able to seek credit for up to 40 units at the Masters level based on appropriate studies undertaken at a similar level at another University or another related postgraduate program. Successful completion of the required 40 units for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies will also provide articulation into the relevant Coursework Masters program.

Professional Accreditation

Some accreditation is possible within specialisation areas. The degree, however, is not an initial teaching qualification. Please contact Specialisation Convenor.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

The program may be undertaken on-campus or through WebLearn. Please refer to the timetable information for individual course availability and location of offer as not all courses are offered in both modes.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

Students are required to successfully complete 80 units of approved courses to be eligible for the award of Master of Educational Studies.

All students must complete at least one coursework specialisation consisting of a minimum of 40 units of compulsory / directed courses. See each specialisation’s entry below for the specific requirements. Alternatively students may complete a general option of the program. 

With their remaining units of study (if any), students may select electives from across the range of specialisations available in the Master of Educational Studies (or the University’s offerings at 6000 level with prior assessment and approval from the Program Convenor); or complete a second coursework specialisation (if they are able to meet the requirements); or may decide to complete a research specialisation involving the conduct of an individual research project.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC SPECIALISATIONS

*  General Option – Students seeking to complete the General Option must undertake the two compulsory courses from one specialisation. The remaining 60 units of study may be selected from the range of specialisations available in the Master of Educational Studies.

*  History - Students seeking to qualify as a History Teacher in Australia should take their remaining directed units in History at 6000 level. Depending on what units a student has already successfully completed in undergraduate studies, the exact number of units required to qualify in a single History discipline (ie. either History or Ancient History) may vary. Students should consult the coordinator of the specialisation, or the Program Coordinator for more details, and examine the subject knowledge requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers as a guide:  http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Subject-Content-Requirements-abridged.html

*  Mathematics Education - Students seeking to be recognised as a Mathematics teacher by the NSW Department of Education and Training must complete ALL compulsory Courses in the Mathematics Specialisation.

*  TESOL - Students seeking to be recognised as a TESOL teacher by the NSW Department of Education and Training must complete ALL Directed Courses in the TESOL Specialisation.

*  Educational Research - Students wishing to complete the minor thesis research project must apply directly to the Program Convenor. Permission to complete the minor thesis will be granted where the student’s performance to-date shows sufficient merit, and adequate supervision is available. The School of Education reserves the right to refuse a student entry to the Minor Thesis units where they do not meet the above criteria.

*  Other than the minor thesis, the courses in the Educational Research Specialisation may be selected as additional directed courses by all students.

All courses are taught at postgraduate level. Not all courses are offered each semester. The Faculty reserves the right not to offer courses if there is insufficient demand.

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, and which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to check existing arrangements at “Further information”. Students should consult with the Student Hub or Program Convenor for further information re transition arrangements.

Course Information

Aboriginal Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ABOR6006 Switching Black Power back on in Indig. Learning Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6274 Indigenous Education Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Abor Educ 1st World Policy/Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Comparative and International Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
ECON6430 Issues in Developing Economies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6262 Educating for Peace Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6294 Educating in the Knowledge Economy Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6120 Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development Not currently offered 10 units

Creative and Performing Arts Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6280 Creative and Performing Arts Pedagogies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6281 Creative Arts Curriculum Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6282 Creative and Performing Arts, Culture, Community and Future Learning Not currently offered 10 units
MTEC6700 Applications of Music Technology Not currently offered 10 units

Educating Boys

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6012 Boys Education: Foundations for Successful Practice Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6150 Boys and Classroom Practice Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6015 School Orgn & Structural Issues in Educating Boys Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6153 Boys and Literacies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6159 School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys' and Girls' Outcomes Not currently offered 10 units

Educational Research

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6026 Minor Thesis A
Program Convenor Permission is required to enrol in this course.
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6027 Minor Thesis B
Program Convenor Permission is required to enrol in this course.
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6048 Research Methodology Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6049 Educational Research Methodology 2: Qualitative Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6050 Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6157 History, Nature, and Practice of Science Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6295 Principia Methodologica: Theory and methodology in educational research Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6296 Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Education Not currently offered 10 units

Engaging Families and Communities

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6159 School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys' and Girls' Outcomes Not currently offered 10 units
HLSC6105 Community Engagement: Cross sector perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
HLSC6503 Engaging Men and Fathers in Human Services: Theory and Practice Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in the Human Services Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6050 Human Service Practice with Men and Boys Not currently offered 10 units

Engineering Education

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6127 Technology Education Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6504 Engineering Studies 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6505 Engineering Studies 2 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6506 Engineering Studies 3 Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6507 Engineering Studies 4 Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Equity in Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6272 Social Theory for Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6274 Indigenous Education Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6270 Teaching for Diversity Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6271 Gender and Sexuality in Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6273 Politics and Education Not currently offered 10 units

History Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6224 Issues and Debates in History Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6225 Knowing, Teaching & Learning History Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min). To qualify to teach in NSW - see Requirements and Structure for extra info.
AHIS6000 Ancient History Directed Study Not currently offered 10 units
AHIS6001 Ancient History Methodologies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6226 Teaching History in Primary Schools Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6000 History Directed Study Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6001 Writing History Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6002 History Directed Study II Not currently offered 10 units

ICT and Digital Learning

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6018 Information Technologies and Education Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6038 An Introduction to ICT in Education Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6036 Educational Leadership and ICT Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6039 Applications of Computers in Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6042 Digitally Supported Learning Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6101 Web 2.0 and Beyond Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6240 Teaching the Digital Generation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6241 Screen Education Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

International Curriculum Studies

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6741 Literacies, Language and Learning Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6021 Advanced Educational Studies 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6028 Advanced Educational Studies 2 Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6045 Advanced Learning Theory Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6157 History, Nature, and Practice of Science Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Literacy Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6045 Advanced Learning Theory Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6263 Psychology of Reading and Writing and Educational Practice Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDST6511 Rethinking Literacies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6025 TESOL Curriculum and Methodology Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6153 Boys and Literacies Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6241 Screen Education Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Mathematics Education

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6102 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6103 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 2 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6104 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 3 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6105 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 4 Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6106 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 5 Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6107 Mathematics Curriculum Studies 6 Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6108 Current Issues in Secondary Schooling Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6109 Integrated Fieldwork Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Pedagogy

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6200 Productive Classroom Practice Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6201 Productive Assessment Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6030 POWER AND PEDAGOGY Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6202 Productive Curriculum Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6203 Productive Teacher Learning Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Personalising Learning

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6045 Advanced Learning Theory Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6270 Teaching for Diversity Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6008 Identification of Gifted and Talented Students Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6011 Curriculum and Programming in Gifted Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6051 Industry/Work Based Project Not currently offered 10 units

Philosophy of Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6293 Contemporary and Historical Controversy in the Philosophy of Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6295 Principia Methodologica: Theory and methodology in educational research Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min).
EDUC6290 Critical Thinking for Studies in Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6291 Professional Ethics and Values in Teaching and Educational Leadership Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6292 Perspectives on Ways of Knowing and Their Relevance for Educational Outcomes Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6294 Educating in the Knowledge Economy Not currently offered 10 units

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6024 Practicum in TESOL Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6025 TESOL Curriculum and Methodology Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (min). Or choose all 60 units to qualify to teach TESOL in NSW.
EDUC6023 Cultural Variations in Language Learning Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6124 English for Special Purposes Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6251 Information Technology and ESL/EFL Teaching Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6252 Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
LING6020 Structure of English Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6030 Second Language Acquisition Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units