Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Course Overview: ||
The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) offers a specialist degree particularly for teachers and administrators in early childhood and primary education who want to broaden their understanding and skills in relation to the philosophy and concepts underlying the International Baccalaureate Programmes. This course is ideal for those wanting to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Baccalaureate) – PYP Stream as part of an MEd and undertake further coursework study with a focus on IB education, including the option of a focused inquiry into an aspect IB policy and practice.
Please note that this program will not provide graduates with qualifications to teach in Australia.
Students completing this course should be able to:
- demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of educational theory in the field of international education;
- have an understanding of the theory and practice of educational research needed to evaluate research literature and carry out appropriate inquiry/research activity;
- make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in formulating solutions to issues or challenges in the area of international education;
- demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues regarding issues in international education in particular professional situations;
- demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles in relation to the promotion of learning and teaching which should characterise leaders in the education profession.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects: ||Delivery of the subjects occurs over 5 semesters |
|Subject Options: || The delivery of these subjects will occur in the following sequence over five semesters: |
Study Period Commencement:
s25 points of elective subjects chosen from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Master of Education or Specialist Masters programs, subject to meeting prerequisite requirements, as approved by the IB Program Coordinator. Students may particularly wish to undertake as their elective
Semester 1, Semester 2
Students who do not require eligibility for the IB Teacher Award Level 2, may substitute further elective coursework subjects for EDUC90490 Negotiated Project (International), with permission from the IB Program Coordinator.
Study Period Commencement:
|Entry Requirements: ||
An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate), Stream 100B, if the applicant has:
- an appropriate honours degree in Education;
- or an appropriate four-year degree in Education, or equivalent, and at least two years of documented relevant professional experience
|Core Participation Requirements: ||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are:
In all courses
- The ability to comprehend complex information related to education and the disciplines in which the student is teaching.
- The ability to communicate clearly and independently in assessment tasks a knowledge of the content, principles and practices relating to education and other relevant disciplines.
- Behavioural and social attributes that enable a student to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
In courses requiring students to undertake practicum placements
- The ability to undertake professional practice placements independently, including:
a. the ability based on personal maturity to establish a professional relationship with students and interact with them appropriately;
b. the ability to communicate to students the subject matter being taught with clarity and in a way that is age-sensitive;
c. the ability to model literacy and numeracy skills independently for students and in all their interactions meet community expectations of the literacy and numeracy skills teachers should have;
d. the ability to demonstrate skilfully and safely activities required in particular discipline areas being taught (e.g. physical education activities, science laboratory techniques);
e. the ability to create, monitor and maintain a safe physical environment, a stable and supportive psychological environment, and a productive learning environment in their classroom;
f. the ability to establish effective relationships with all members of the school community, including colleagues, students, and caregivers;
g. the ability based on mental and physical health to exercise sound judgment and respond promptly to the demands of classroom situations, and the personal resilience to cope and maintain their wellbeing under stress.
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
|Graduate Attributes: ||Not available |
|Links to further information: ||www.education.unimelb.edu.au |
|Notes: ||"International Baccalaureate" is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization |