Master Of Education / Graduate Diploma Of Education

Course Description

The degree provides a focus on the integration of faith and vocation. The twin aims of high academic rigour and a clear Christian worldview make this a course capable of transforming your thinking and integrating a Christian worldview into your teaching practice. The Graduate Diploma of Education is an optional exit point from the Master of Education program. The Graduate Diploma of Education is not a teaching qualification.

Graduate Attributes and Course Learning Outcomes

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Entry Requirements

A Master of Education/Graduate Diploma of Education applicant should be a qualified teacher with a four year qualification i.e Bachelor degree with a major in Education or a degree and a diploma /certificate in Education, and experience in teaching. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. This would normally be equivalent to a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with the minimum score in the reading and written component being 7.0.

Course Duration

Master of Education

  • Minimum 1 year.
  • Maximum 8 years.

Graduate Diploma of Education

  • Minimum 6 months.
  • Maximum 4 years.
Study Modes

This course is delivered fully online.

Course Type


Course Area

Education Courses

Registered Provider

Morling College

Course Pathways

Master of Education

To complete the Master of Education 96 credit points (cp) are required in total. Students can choose one of two pathways through the Course.

Pathway 1: Coursework (8 units)

Students must complete the two core units, EDE800 and ED801 (24 credit points) and select five electives (60 credit points) and complete the capstone unit, EDE940 (12 credit points). At least 50% of the units must be at AQF 9 (24 credit points).

Pathway 2: Coursework (4 units) and Research (4 units)

Students must complete the two core units, EDE800 and ED801 (24 credit points), two electives including at least one unit at AQF 9 (24 credit points), Research Methods in Education (12 credit points), Advanced Research Methods (12 credit points) and Research Thesis (24 credit points).

Graduate Diploma of Education

Students must complete at least one core unit (12 credit points) and three units of electives (36 credit points) with the exception of the research strand and capstone unit. Total 48 credit points.



Master of Education & Graduate Diploma of Education

Core Units EDE800 Foundations of Christian Education 12 6
ED801 Worldview Assumptions in Education 12 1,6,7
Elective Units EDL804 The Essentials of Christian School Leadership 12 1,2,3,4,5
EDE820 Teaching from a Christian Perspective 12 2,3,4,5,7
EDE821 Christian Schools as Learning Communities 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL824 Leading & Managing in Educational Settings 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
EDE910 A Christian Approach to Curriculum 12 2,3,4,5,6,7
EDE911 Neurodiversity and the Nature of Learning 12 1,2,6
EDE912 Special Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
EDE913 Digital Technologies and Effective Pedagogy 12 2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL925 Quiet Leadership 12 2,3,4,5,6,7
ED930 Contemporary Cultural Issues for Educators 12  
ED931 Biblical Anthropology, Personality and Positive Education 12 1,6,7
ED932 Directed Study 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Capstone Unit EDE940 Education Project (final unit for M.Ed.) 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Research Units ED990 Research methods in Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ED991 Advanced Research Methods in Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDE992 Research Thesis in Education 24 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Course units aligned with the AITSL – Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)