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Program Code40138

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Education is intended for Teachers who wish to retrain in an additional teaching area or gain further professional learning. 

Teacher Retraining is provided in the areas of:

  • Mathematics;
  • TESOL

Professional Learning is available in

  • Advanced Studies in Education

International onshore students can only enrol in the following specialisations:

  • Advanced Studies in Education
  • TESOL

Our retraining specialisations are structured according to the Subject Content Knowledge Requirements Policy of the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA). Some courses within these specialisations may count as professional development to maintain Proficient Teacher status for Standards 1, 2, and 3. Please contact the program convenor for specific details of the courses that count as professional development with NESA.

Applicants living in New South Wales seeking to use a retraining specialisation to add an additional teaching qualification to their portfolio must already hold an accredited teaching degree and must be registered as a teacher with NESA. For recognition in other states, territories and countries, graduates should contact the regulatory authority in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as a teacher in that area.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse complex educational issues.
  • The ability to engage through effective written communication in specialised professional discourse and debate on education.
  • The ability to develop constructive strategies, plans or solutions for diverse educational communities and stakeholders.
  • The ability to critically reflect upon processes of educational knowledge production.

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Program code40138
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code096748F

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Admission information

Admission requirements

The Master of Education is an 80-unit postgraduate qualification for:

  • qualified teachers who wish to gain an additional teaching area in Mathematics or TESOL; or
  • qualified teachers who wish to undertake professional development.

Admission is available for applicants who have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

Teacher Retraining

  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Education/Teaching; or
  • Bachelor Honours Degree in Education/Teaching; or
  • Bachelor Degree in Education/Teaching.

Professional Development

  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Education/Teaching; or
  • Bachelor Honours Degree in Education/Teaching; or
  • Bachelor Degree in Education/Teaching.

Relevant fields include education, teaching, training, tutoring, or equivalent.

 

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units, including the core course EDUC6010 and one of the listed specialisations.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

2021 Program Revisions

This program has been revised for implementation from Semester 1 2021.

The following Specialisations have been removed from the program. Current students will be able to complete the specialisation in 2021.

  • Aboriginal Studies Teaching  
  • Business Studies Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Geography Teaching - Changes to Compulsory courses
  • L2 (Second Language Acquisition) Teaching
  • Society and Culture Teaching - Specialisation removed from the program
  • Early Childhood Teaching – Changes to Compulsory courses and suggested Electives
  • ICT And Digital Learning
  • STEM Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Instructional Leadership

The following specialisations will remain in the program.

  • Advanced Studies in Education – Changes to Compulsory and Directed courses.
  • Mathematics Teaching – No change to specialisation
  • TESOL Teaching – No change to specialisation

Please refer to the 2021 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents Section for more details.

 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Advanced Studies in Education

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6021Advanced Educational Studies 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from the following list of Directed Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6006Contemporary Issues and Early Childhood
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6018Contemporary Issues in ICT and Education
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6028Advanced Educational Studies 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6030Power and Pedagogy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6038ICT in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6051Industry/Work Based ProjectNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6132Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6200Educative Pedagogy for Instructional Leaders
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6201Educative Assessment for Instructional Leaders
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6202Educative Curriculum for Instructional Leaders
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6240Teaching the Digital Generation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6252Sociocultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6260Education and International Development: Global Perspectives
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6353Leading and Managing Educational Change
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Early Childhood Teaching

This specialisation is only available to students who commenced in this program prior to 2021.

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6005Social Justice and Early Childhood Education
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6006Contemporary Issues and Early Childhood
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6021Advanced Educational Studies 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6265Conducting Teacher Research in Early Childhood EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6512Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Suggested Electives

Choose 20 units from the following Suggested Electives to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6260Education and International Development: Global Perspectives
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Engineering

This specialisation is only available to students who commenced in this program prior to 2021.

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6127Technology Education
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6240Teaching the Digital Generation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6504Engineering Studies 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6505Engineering Studies 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6506Engineering Studies 3
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6507Engineering Studies 4
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students seeking accreditation in this KLA must complete the following Directed 10 unit course. All other students should choose a 10 unit elective at 6000 Level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6109Integrated Fieldwork Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Geography Teaching

This specialisation is only available to students who commenced in this program prior to 2021.

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6775Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Secondary Schools
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENVS6525Sustainability and Ecosystem Health
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6555Applied Natural Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6560Contemporary Issues in Water ManagementNot currently offered10 units
GEOG6090Society and Space
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students seeking accreditation in this KLA must complete the following Directed 10 unit course. All other students should choose a 10 unit elective from the Suggested Electives listed below.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6109Integrated Fieldwork Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Suggested Electives

Students who have already been accredited in this KLA or granted RPL, should choose 10 units from the following Suggested Electives.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
MARI6001Marine Ecology and Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

ICT and Digital Learning

This specialisation is only available to students who commenced in this program prior to 2021.

Core Coures

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6038ICT in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6240Teaching the Digital Generation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following list of Directed Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6018Contemporary Issues in ICT and Education
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6036Educational Leadership and ICT
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Mathematics Teaching

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6102Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6103Mathematics Curriculum Studies 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6104Mathematics Curriculum Studies 3
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6105Mathematics Curriculum Studies 4
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6106Mathematics Curriculum Studies 5
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6107Mathematics Curriculum Studies 6
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students seeking accreditation in this KLA must complete the following Directed 10 unit course. All other students should choose a 10 unit elective at 6000 Level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6109Integrated Fieldwork Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

TESOL Teaching

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6010Advanced Studies in Education
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following Compulsory Courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6023Cultural Variations in Language Learning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6025Tesol Curriculum and Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6124English for Special Purposes
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6251Information Technology and ESL/EFL Teaching
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LING6311Language and Mind
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LING6930Language and Meaning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students seeking accreditation in this KLA must complete the following Directed 10 unit course. All other students should choose a 10 unit elective from the Suggested Electives listed below.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6109Integrated Fieldwork Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Suggested Electives

Students who have already been accredited in this KLA or granted RPL, should choose 10 units from the following Suggested Electives.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LING6020Structure of English
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LING6030Second Language Acquisition
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
EDUC6000Understanding Aspirations for Greater Equity

EDUC6000 is available as a suggested elective in all specialisations except for STEM Education.

10 units

Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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.


International students

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.