Master of Education and Theology

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study

  • If residing in Australia the student will be classified as ‘On-Shore’. The student will require a visa to study.
  • If residing overseas the student will be classified as ‘Off-Shore’. The student does not require a visa to study.

Student Visa 500

  • A visa granted to non-Australian/New Zealand citizens residing and studying in Australia full-time.
  • Course of study must be CRICOS registered.
  • Cannot study more than 1/3 of course online.

Overview

The Master of Education and Theology enables students to apply advanced knowledge of the nexus between education and theology in professional practice contexts such as faith-based schools and prepares them for further learning in these disciplines.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Education and Theology:

  1. have mastery of educational and theological concepts which underpin the practice and mission of faith-based learning contexts
  2. have skills to reflect critically on professional practice in faith-based learning contexts, informed by education and theological theory
  3. apply insights from the dialogue between education and theology to generate and evaluate complex concepts in professional practice and further learning
  4. have communication and technical research skills to investigate, interpret and justify theoretical propositions and professional decisions in faith-based learning contexts
  5. apply relevant skills in the disciplines of education and theology through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Course structure

The Master of Education and Theology consists of 216 points comprised of:

  • Either DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue or one of DE9663Y / DR9663Y / DM9663Y Leadership for Mission in a Catholic School
  • 24 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • 24 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education
  • 24 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 24 points that integrates education and theology or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis on a related theme, as approved by an Academic Dean
  • Further units at postgraduate level.

provided that at least 96 points of Postgraduate Elective units are included.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Online mode
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Online mode
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Master of Education and Theology is eighteen months. The Master of Education and Theology must be completed in not less than eighteen months and not more than four and a half years from the date on which the course is commenced.

    Standard full-time 1.5 years
    Maximum part-time 4.5 years

    Admission criteria

    Applicants must have:

    • an undergraduate degree
    • have obtained a qualification recognised for teacher registration in Australia
    • have two years of full-time teaching experience or part-time equivalent

    Fee summary

    The Master of Education and Theology requires completion of 9 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per standard unit or $15,840 for a full-time year (6 units).

    Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

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