- Online: February, July
- Brisbane: February, May, September
1.5 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF Level 7 degree plus 2 years' professional work experience in education; or AQF level 7 degree in education; or AQF level 8 qualification with minimum 2 years as professional educator; or AQF level 8 qualification in education
Master of Education
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Arts, Society and Education
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.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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
Select one of the following options:
OPTION 1 (All Coursework)
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
OPTION 2* (Coursework and Research Projects)
*Not available in Brisbane
ED5097:03 Research Design and Proposal
ED5098:03 Ethics and Methodology
ED5095:06 Research Dissertation
Select a major from Table A
TABLE A (MAJORS)
Type of major
Mandatory, 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
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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 credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
18 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
The maximum credit 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 credit 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
Majors 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].
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Katie Vander Donk
Master of Education
The university staff are compassionate, understanding, professional and supportive of the holistic needs of their students. Engaging in these postgraduate studies will allow me to leverage my professional knowledge and understandings to greater build community awareness and action around sustainability.
Master of Education
The structure of the course and the subject options enabled me to enhance my capacity in my interest areas while also developing new educational perspectives. I would recommend the JCU Master of Education to all types of educators looking to take their understanding of education to the next level.
Course Coordinator, Master of Education
The Master of Education is ideal for teachers and others working in the education sector wishing to upskill for career advancement. Students can study while working, and at a pace that suits them due to the online delivery and the overall course structure. They can major in Educational Leadership or Global Contexts.
Director, Human Resources Business Partnering, Education Queensland
The Department of Education finds JCU students to be equipped with the knowledge, skill set and willingness to make a difference in Queensland State Schools. Graduates leave JCU with a well-rounded ability to succeed in the classroom, while also stepping outside their comfort zone to begin their professional careers.
Executive Director, Townsville Catholic Education
JCU graduates come to us ready to take on the role of guiding and teaching our wonderful students. We recognise their enthusiasm, energy and their willingness to continue in professional development that further enhances their skills. JCU graduates enhance our organisation and add value to our students’ lives.