Education

Master of Education (Reading and Literacy)

CRICOS 095585F
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What is a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy?

A Master of Education (Reading and Literacy) is designed as a specialisation for four-year trained teachers, professional educators, education administrators and policy-makers, and other professionals involved in addressing reading and literacy, critical literacy and multiliteracies. It helps you respond to social and technological change in ways that make literacy teaching and learning relevant to students’ lives.
This master's in reading and literacy will provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake and publish reflective research in which you pursue ways to improve your practice, and to share your findings with the professional community. You will cover foundations of literacy education and elect to specialise in student age groups and learning difficulties. During this online teaching reading and literacy course, you will be given an option to attend three ‘touch-point’ weekends per year (one per trimester) in either Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify you to teach in Australia.

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand the changing learning environment and its impact on education.
  • Develop methods in teaching literacy to reach diverse audiences.
  • Understand the relationship between literacy education and effective assessment.
  • Develop skills in addressing and improving public policy on reading and literacy.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 to 3 years part time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

This course is designed as a specialisation for four-year trained teachers, professional educators, education administrators and policy makers and other professionals involved in addressing reading and literacy, critical literacy and multiliteracies. You will gain the skills and expertise needed to be recognised and respected as a literacy educator or coach.

Potential career paths

  • Literacy Leader
    Average salary: $116,823 - $184,462
  • Education Consultant
    Average salary: $84,375 - $127,193
  • Industry Trainer
    Average salary: $90,000 - $93,000
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Foundations of Reading and Literacy | EDUC6009
  • Assessment and Intervention in Early Literacy | EDUC6010
  • Teaching Literacy to Diverse Students | EDUC6013
  • Becoming a High Achieving Professional Educator | EDU6000
  • Education Major Project A | EMP603
  • Education Major Project B | EMP604

Requirements

Choose two elective subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Literacy Learning in the Early Years | EDUC6007
  • Literacy Learning in the Middle Years | EDUC6011
  • Understanding Literacy Difficulties in Adolescences | EDUC6012
  • Dyslexia | DYX402

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options. For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about education, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of education scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the education industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent.
4 years of formal teacher training from an Australian institution or equivalent.
Three years relevant professional work experience, or a completed postgraduate qualification in an education related field.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent.
4 years of formal teacher training from an Australian institution or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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