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Master of Education

University of Tasmania
1.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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30,950 AUD

Program description

Master of Education

The Master of Education is designed to meet the needs of experienced educators seeking professional learning, personal and professional enquiry and intellectual engagement within a specialist area or across a range of specialisations.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the M.Ed, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of teaching, learning and educational research;
  • Critically interpret research and demonstrate effective research skills to analyse and synthesise information and improve educational practice across diverse contexts;
  • Analyse, generate, and communicate effective responses to complex problems;
  • Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an education specialist;
  • Communicate effectively with a range of professional communities, including specialists and non-specialists, across a range of platforms.

Admission requirements

Interested in studying the Master of Education you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a In-Service Teacher

Hold an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) degree:

  • Bachelor of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Diploma of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Bachelor of Teaching,
  • Bachelors degree with a Master of Teaching,
  • or equivalent ITE qualifications.

The University requires applicants for admission to the Master of Education degree to hold a Bachelor of Education or a degree in another discipline with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching, or equivalent qualifications.

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Program content

Core Units

  • Understanding Educational Inquiry
  • Improving Teaching and Practice through Action Research


Applied Learning

  • Educational Professionalism
  • Contemporary Educational Perspectives
  • Foundations of Applied Learning
  • Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

Early Childhood

  • Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Literacy, Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
  • Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
  • Negotiated Study in Early Childhood

Health and Wellbeing

  • Gratitude in Education

Inclusive Education

  • Inclusive Practices in Education Settings
  • Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties (A)
  • Re-engaging disengaged students
  • Educating Students with Multiple Disabilities
  • Inclusive Educational Technology
  • Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties (B)
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis


  • Leadership for Learning
  • Directed Leadership Project
  • Successful School Leadership
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Leadership for Change
  • Understanding Leadership
  • Leading Organisational Improvement

Professional Learning and Mentoring

  • Planning for Practice-Focused Mentoring
  • Mentoring to Improve Practice


  • Linguistics and Language Analysis
  • Language, Culture and Diversity
  • Methodologies in Second Language Teaching
  • Literature, Literacies and Language Learning
  • TESOL Practicum
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Global Issues in Second Language Acquisition
  • TESOL Futures and Digital Technologies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations) and how these have informed and can facilitate developments in educational practice from a global perspective;
  • The inter-relationship of educational research, professional standards, and reflective practice in defining, validating and enhancing learning and teaching in local and global contexts;
  • Research principles and methods applicable to extending and generating new knowledge in the area of education.

Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate research findings and professional practice to creatively design, implement, assess and/or theorise responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs;
  • Integrate education theory with specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments in education contexts;
  • Synthesise and analyse scholarly literature to deepen understanding and evaluation of local and international developments in practice.

Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Integrate educational theory, professional knowledge and research skills to plan, implement and evaluate a research project, theoretical investigation, or professional enquiry initiative;
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.

Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Facilitate the development of advanced knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and leadership roles.

Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to lead and improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to share practice and research findings with peers and stakeholders;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches of practice, research and evaluation.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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