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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.

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 72 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, ED500 and EDE501 (18 credit points) and with the exception of the research strand, select six electives of which the final one must be EDE583, the capstone unit (54 credit points).

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

Students must complete the two core units, ED500 and EDE501 (18 credit points), two electives (18 credit points), Research Methods in Education (9 credit points), Advanced Research Methods (9 credit points) and Research Thesis (18 credit points).

Graduate Diploma of Education

Students must complete a least one core unit (9 credit points) and three units of electives (27 credit points) with the exception of the research strand and capstone unit. Total 36 credit points.



Master of Education & Graduate Diploma of Education

Core Units ED500 Foundations of Christian Education 9 6
EDE501 Worldview Assumptions in Education 9 1,6,7
Elective Strands
Curriculum Strand EDE514 A Christian Approach to Curriculum 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
Teaching and Learning Strand EDE520 Neurodiversity and the Nature of Learning 9 1,2,6
EDE540 Teaching from a Christian Perspective 9 2,3,4,5,7
EDE541 Christian Schools as Learning Communities 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDE544 Special Education 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
EDE556 ICT Integration and Effective Pedagogy 9 2,3,4,5,6,7
Contextual Studies Strand ED572 Spirituality, Psychology and Teaching 9 1,6,7
EDE578 Christian Schooling: Perspectives on Philosophy and Practice 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ED531 Directed Study 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Capstone Unit EDE583 Education Project 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Research Strand ED591 Research methods in Education 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ED595 Advanced Research Methods in Education: Research Design and Proposal Development 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDE592 Research Thesis in Education 18 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) 

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