Master of Education

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: MEd
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1911
  • AQF Level: 9

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later. 

The Master of Education critically examines recent developments in theory, policy, practice and methodologies for research for educators across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings. Students will develop knowledge of research principles and practices and review and evaluate theory and scholarship in their area of specialisation. They will apply concepts and theories to new bodies of knowledge and practice; design original evidence-based investigations; and analyse and synthesise a range of data about complex problems in order to reframe problems and generate solutions. Students will develop and evaluate innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace settings, communicate their findings to diverse audiences and contribute to scholarship in their specialisation. This program is delivered online.

Study Mode

Three years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Roberto Parada

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See Above
Uni of Economics Ho Chi Minh City Part Time Internal See above

Admission

Applicants for admission into the Master of Education must have successfully completed

  • an undergraduate degree, or higher, in teaching/education (an undergraduate degree in teaching includes the historical 2-3 year Diploma of Teaching/Education prior to 1987); Or
  • undergraduate degree, or higher, in political science, policy studies, health, human welfare studies and services, or behavioural science AND 5 years’ professional work experience in these fields.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

 Advanced Standing

Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification OR a bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full-time work (or part-time equivalent) experience in the fields of teaching/education, can apply for up to 40 credit points of Advanced Standing.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence.

To qualify for this award, students must complete:

  • 30 credit points of standard core subjects,
  • 10 credit points of functionally equivalent core subjects,
  • one 40 credit point testamur major, and
  • 40 credit points of alternate/specialisation subjects selected from the Alternate subject pool or major subjects.
  • Subject Title Credit Points
    Standard Core Subjects
    CEDS 7003Research Methods in Education10
    TEAC 7115Researching Practice10
    TEAC 7111Professional Project10
    Functionally Equivalent Core Subjects
    Select one of the following:10
    Mental Health in Educational Contexts
    Principles and Practices of Evaluation
    Leading Change
    Inclusive Environments

Majors

Students must complete four subjects from ONE of the following majors 

Subject Title Credit Points
Alternate Subjects Pool
Students must complete 40 credit points of alternate subjects chosen from the Major subjects listed above and/or the alternate subjects pool listed below (can be a combination of both lists).40
Economics
Strategic Business Management
Business Operations and Logistics
International Finance
Corporate Finance
Person-Centred Practice
Technology Assisting Learning
Disability in Context
Universal Design for Learning

Note: Education Major subjects are offered in alternate years. Students select from the subjects on offer in each semester/year of enrolment. 

Early Exit

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education on the successful completion of 40 credit points from the major subjects. Refer to link below for structure requirements for this exit award.

Graduate Certificate in Education

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Semester 1  
One major subject 10
One major subject or alternate subject 10
Semester 2  
One major subject or alternate subject 10
One major subject or functionally equivalent core subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Semester 1  
One major subject or functionally equivalent core subject 10
One major subject or alternate subject 10
Semester 2  
CEDS 7003 Research Methods in Education 10
One major subject or alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Semester 1  
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
One major subject or alternate subject 10
Semester 2  
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
One major subject or alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Recommended Sequence (for students with 40 credit points of advanced standing and require 80 credit points to successfully complete this program)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Semester 1  
One major subject 10
One major subject or functionally equivalent core subject 10
Semester 2  
CEDS 7003 Research Methods in Education 10
One major subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Semester 1  
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
One major subject 10
Semester 2  
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
One major subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80