Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Special admission requirements
Note: this course does not lead to teacher registration. In exceptional cases applicants may be admitted to the course if they submit other evidence of academic and professional attainments and their candidature is approved by the Division.
36 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Students can complete the Master of Education by one of two options.
Option 1 – All coursework with a single or double major.
Option 2 – Coursework with single major and minor thesis.
Students wishing to select Option 2 must complete the core subjects and achieve a course GPA of at least 5.5. Admission to Option 2 is subject to the approval of the College Dean on the recommendation of the Head of Academic Group following successful completion of the core subjects.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Education, graduates will be able to:
ED5880:03 Educational Leadership
ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability
ED5914:03 Individual Researched Action Project
ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research
Choose one of the following options:
Option 1 – All Coursework
Option 2 – Coursework and Research Project
Select a major from Table A
Select a second major from Table A or select 12 credit points of specified ED level 5 subjects from List 1
ED5097:03 Research Design and Proposal
ED5098:03 Ethics and Methodology
ED5095:06 Research Dissertation
Select a major from Table A
Type of major
Single or Double
Credit points in major
12 credit points
ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling
ED5855:03 Behaviour Management
ED5859:03 Atypical Development
ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory
ED5863:03 Foundations of Counselling Practice
ED5864:03 Advanced Counselling
ED5881:03 Leading for Change in Curriculum and Pedagogy
ED5882:03 Transformative Digital Learning
ED5883:03 Global Education
ED5912:03 Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future
ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Not all majors are available in Singapore
Not all majors are available externally
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
18 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
The maximum advanced standing that will be granted for previous Education studies at AQF Level 8 and recognised prior learning combined is 12 credit points.
Applicants who have accrued two years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience may be granted advanced standing up to 12 credit points for non-core subjects except for studies and/or professional experiences undertaken to fulfil the entry requirements for JCU awards.
MASTER OF EDUCATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any major will appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Graduate Certificate of Education.
Students who are enrolled in Option 2 and successfully complete the Master of Education and who obtain at least an average of Distinction for the subjects within the major and a minimum GPA of 5.5 overall, may be eligible to apply for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy [Education] or the Doctor of Education [Research].