Highlights

  • Ideal for educators who aspire to lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context.
  • Build conceptual connections within and between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Ideal for educators who aspire to lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context.
  • Build conceptual connections within and between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

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You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

The Master of Education course is flexible and innovative and can be custom designed to your needs. Our world-class academics are leaders in their fields who will engage you in deep professional learning and reflection to expand your knowledge and skills. 

The STEM in Education specialisation is ideal for educators who want to engage in professional learning to develop their STEM pedagogical content knowledge and skills. It caters for educators who:

  • are working across the age spectrum from early childhood to Year 12, and adult or workplace learning
  • have different levels of experience and responsibility
  • have varied levels of STEM pedagogical content knowledge, including qualified STEM educators, those teaching out-of-field, or educators in leadership positions
  • are professionals working in non-school contexts, such as curriculum developers.

Real-world learning

You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you.

You’ll be supported to fully participate in classes and workshops. The face-to-face workshops are scheduled at convenient times for teachers and other educators. You can choose to participate in these workshops as an online student if you are able to log in to our video conferencing technology at the scheduled times. Alternatively, you can access the recordings of the workshops at a more convenient time for you. There will be other opportunities to connect with your peers and tutors through scheduled support sessions using video-conferencing technology, or online discussion and collaboration forums.

Learn from the best

QUT’s teaching staff collectively represent a diverse range of STEM education knowledge, skills and experiences across a wide range of educational contexts. Many of these STEM educators are members of QUT’s STEM Education Research Group and are active in leading the advancement of STEM education and teacher professional learning, locally, nationally and internationally.

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What to expect

STEM education plays a significant role in inspiring and preparing learners for the jobs of the future. At QUT, you'll be encouraged to take a critical view of STEM in education as you reflect upon and evaluate your current practice. You will seek ways to transform your teaching and learning as you:

  • explore an interconnected approach to the interpretation, construction, enactment and assessment of STEM curriculum
  • identify and overcome the challenges faced in the enactment of innovative education practice
  • develop your professional network and relationships that will extend beyond the duration of your study.

You will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers and be encouraged and supported to share ideas as you work towards transforming your teaching and your students’ learning in STEM. You will have access to a range of support services available at QUT. The professional network and relationships developed during the course can continue to benefit you in your future efforts to lead and transform STEM education.

Flexible delivery

You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you.

You’ll be supported to fully participate in classes and workshops. The face-to-face workshops are scheduled at convenient times for teachers and other educators. You can choose to participate in these workshops as an online student if you are able to log in to our video conferencing technology at the scheduled times. Alternatively, you can access the recordings of the workshops at a more convenient time for you. There will be other opportunities to connect with your peers and tutors through scheduled support sessions using video-conferencing technology, or online discussion and collaboration forums.

Customise your degree

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. You can build the Master of Education to suit your interests and needs. The course has three components:

  1. Choose one specialisation OR units of your choice. If you meet the advanced standing requirements for the one-year program, go to component 2.
  2. Add a specialisation OR units of your choice.
  3. Add a research component tailored to your interests and workplace needs.  

Assessment items or practicum

Your assessment will involve the development of a digital portfolio, which will represent your development of STEM in Education knowledge, understanding and skill. In some instances you can use past teaching practices as an example to critique using your new knowledge, and in other assessment tasks you will develop practices and strategies, which you may be able to incorporate in your future teaching. Importantly, you can tailor your assessment items to your current practice or particular interests.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This STEM in Education Specialisation can enhance outcomes for people in professional, schooling, and other contexts, including the ability to:

  • lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context
  • improve your pedagogical content knowledge in STEM, both within and between the disciplines
  • better prepare your students for careers of the 21st century
  • build your professional networks.

Early exit

You can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education (STEM in Education) if you have completed the four specialisation units. You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Research pathways

If you are interested in pursuing higher degree research it is recommended that you include 48 credit points of research units to build your capabilities.

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

Requirements

Course code
EU71
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

 

1 year program

A recognised:

  • bachelor honours degree in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in any discipline plus graduate certificate in teaching or education; or
  • graduate diploma (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in teaching or education plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in teaching or education.

Minimum academic requirements

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

1 year program

A recognised bachelor degree:

  • in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and a completed recognised graduate certificate (or higher) in the field of education with GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • in the field of education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in teaching or education.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $3,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $29,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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