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Master of Education (MEd)

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6 trimesters part-time


Master of Education

Be a Leader in the Education Community

This coursework degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be a successful leader in the education sector, capable of addressing critical issues in educational practice, policy, and research.

The Murdoch University Master of Education program is designed for teachers, educational leaders, administrators, and other education professionals seeking to extend and deepen their expertise, and professionals with education roles seeking professional development and renewal.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to enhance your teaching, leadership, and/or administration roles within the education field. You will be capable of planning and implementing educational projects, and leading complex educational initiatives.

Your Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate a comprehensive understanding of educational research principles and methods.
  2. Explore the nexus of educational theory and professional teaching practice.
  3. Evaluate, analyse and synthesise a range of educational theories and concepts and critically reflect on their relevance to professional practice.
  4. Research, plan and implement educational research projects in diverse teaching and learning contexts.
  5. Create, lead and implement complex educational initiatives and evaluate the process and outcomes.

Your Focus Areas:

Students can personalise their Master of Education degree by choosing to major in either Instructional Leadership or International Education. Each major comprises of 3 units (12 credit points) and are designed to help you specialise in your chosen focus

Instructional Leadership

The Graduate Major in Instructional Leadership examines theories of instruction, educational change, and leadership and considers the practical application of research from these areas in the complex and dynamic world of education. Students will explore a diverse range of instructional methods, their correct application, and the research which supports their use. In addition, students will examine approaches to leadership and educational change, processes for initiating, implementing, and sustaining change, the role of professional learning, coaching, and conferencing in supporting instructional change, leading with emotional intelligence, change agent, and leadership styles.

International Education

This Major is designed for in-service teaching professionals. It introduces the history and development of International Education as a field of study. It explores the conceptualisation of international mindedness and the trend to internationalise curriculum. It examines and critiques a range of international curriculum models and practices and introduces the essential elements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) suite of programs: 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 schoolteachers. The Major is authorised and aligned to the IB Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Course Structure – 36 credit points

Core Units – 24 points

There are four core units (6 points each) that must be taken by every M.Ed student.

It is recommended that the Master of Education Project be taken in the last teaching term as it serves as the capstone unit for the M.Ed

Major Units – 12 credit points

Students are required to complete 12 credit points from the specified units under their respective major:

The IB Certification in Teaching and Learning

Murdoch University Dubai offers the only M.Ed program in the UAE that awards certification for IB teaching, with or without prior IB experience. With the growth of IB schools in the Middle East and beyond, this presents a unique career opportunity to Murdoch M.Ed graduates who major in International Education.

Note: Students can commence the Master of Education only in the September trimester.

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