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ALREADY A TEACHER?

Expand your teaching options with a Murdoch postgraduate qualification

Early Childhood Education - Graduate Certificate

This course provides you with an opportunity to gain or enhance your knowledge on early childhood education and to explore the educational principles, pedagogy and practices that underpin best practice when supporting young children’s learning and development. The course also provides a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care for those who are Primary qualified teachers.

Early Childhood Education & Care - Graduate Diploma

If you're a qualified primary school teacher, this 1 year course allows you to specialise in early childhood education for children from birth to 5 years.You will study theories of play and development, learning and pedagogy for young children and research the practical implications of implementing an integrated early childhood curriculum.  This course meets the Australian Childhood Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) accreditation requirements. NOTE: If you're not a qualified teacher but you've had at least two years of relevant and full-time teaching experience recently, you may be able to still apply.

International Education - Primary / Secondary  - Graduate Certificate

If you want to teach or have taught in international schools, or if you want to internationalise your curriculum, the Graduate Certificate in Education (International Education) is for you. This course, designed for teaching professionals, explores the concept of internationalisation with a specific focus on the International Baccalaureate (IB) suite of programmes: Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Students develop a teaching portfolio throughout the course and have opportunities to observe and converse with international school teachers. To see the course structure, click here. On completion, the Graduate Certificate is recognised by the International Baccalaureate as meeting the requirements of the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (also the IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning if have five years prior teaching experience, three of which must include IB teaching). IB curriculum is used by international schools across the globe, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. Click here for more information about IB schools worldwide.

Secondary Education - Mathematics years 7-10 - Graduate Certificate

Designed for qualified teachers, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-10) will provide you with both the practical skills and knowledge required to teach lower secondary mathematics. This one year part-time course is particularly relevant to Primary teachers who want the flexibility to teach mathematics in lower high school. In this course, you will learn both mathematics and statistics for secondary teaching as well as secondary mathematics curriculum and practical methods of instruction.

Secondary Education - Science years 7-10 - Graduate Certificate

Designed for qualified teachers, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7-10) will provide you with both the practical skills and knowledge required to teach lower secondary science. This one year part-time course is particularly relevant to Primary teachers who want the flexibility to teach science in lower high school. In this course, you will learn both chemistry and physics for secondary teaching as well as secondary science curriculum and practical methods of instruction.

Master of Education (Coursework)

If you're a teacher, educational administrator or professional, this course gives you the opportunity to expand on your expertise and learn new skills. This course will allow you to become a leader capable of addressing critical issues in educational practice, policy and research. We take a flexible approach to learning, providing a range of internal and external study options to help our students fit study around their work and lifestyle commitments, with most of our units being offered externally online. Our range of elective units also enables you to focus on international education, cultural diversity, language education, information communication technology and e-learning, curriculum studies (early childhood /primary/secondary), or leadership. For more information, refer to the course structure here.

NOTE: With the inclusion of certain units and requirements, Murdoch University's Master of Education (Coursework) is recognised by the International Baccalaureate as meeting the requirements of the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning and /or the IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning (requires five years prior teaching experience, three of which must include IB teaching). The required units for IB certification are as follows:

Master of Education - Research (MEd)

By completing this course, you'll be empowered to find solutions to critical issues in educational practice, policy and research. Research is an important part of work of the School of Education. At the heart of all of our research is a commitment to improving educational opportunities, experiences and outcomes, for a range of stakeholders and communities across a range of contexts. To find out more about Murdoch's School of Education's research strengths, click here.

Click here for information on how to enrol in a research degree and to view the wide range of scholarships on offer for research students (Masters and PhD).
Click here for information about the Kulbardi Masters Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a M.Ed Research.

Doctor of Education (Dr)

This course gives you the opportunity to study at an advanced level in your choice of specialty area. You could choose educational policy, educational leadership, professional development, tertiary and adult education, curriculum studies, educational psychology, e-learning, educational assessment or evaluation. Click here to find out more information on what topics our current research students are investigating.