Master of Education

Master of Education - Coursework (MEd)

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 Murdoch Handbook here.

International Baccalaureate certification

With the inclusion of certain units and requirements, Murdoch's Master of Education (Coursework) is recognised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) and on completion of the degree, students can register and receive one of two Certificates in Teaching and Learning from the IB (level of certificate depends upon prior IB teaching experience). IB curriculum is used by international schools across the globe, particularly in Asia and the Middle East.

The units available within the M.Ed (Coursework) that support the requirements for IB certification are as follows:

Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a 1.5 year full-time (or 2.5 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-education field relevant to primary teaching (i.e. English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education).  Building on your prior study coupled with extensive professional practice, you will be equipped with an advanced skills set to deliver high quality teaching.  NOTE: The final year must be completed with full-time enrolment.

Murdoch’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is characterised by a strong connection between university learning and professional experience in schools throughout the program. A blended learning approach is used combining online activities and face to face seminars scheduled on one day per week. Authentic assessments will contribute to your professional teaching portfolio. The School of Education at Murdoch also offers additional professional learning opportunities to further develop skills in areas such as classroom management and areas of curriculum interest. For more information, refer to the Murdoch Handbook here.

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR)

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 on 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. For more information, refer to the Murdoch Handbook here.

Click here to find more information on what current research projects our staff are involved with.

Click here to find out more information on what topics our current research students are investigating.