Make literacy teaching and learning relevant to a students educational journey
The 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.
This teaching course will prepare you to be a highly effective literacy educator who is able to respond to unprecedented social and technological change in ways that make literacy teaching and learning relevant to students’ lives. From the combined perspectives of literacy research, policy and practice, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to be recognised and respected by colleagues, families and community members as an exemplary literacy educator or coach. You will also be extremely well placed to provide continuing professional development across a diversity of settings, both national and international.
The Capstone subjects will provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake and publish reflective research where you pursue ways to improve your practice and to share your findings with the professional community. When following this online teaching course, you will also be given an option to attend three ‘touch-point’ weekends per year (one per trimester) in either Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
The Master of Education (Reading & Literacy) course is offered as an online-only option over 1.5 years with part-time options available.
N.B. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Research the changing literacy learning environment and its impact
- Understand how to teach literacy to various groups of students
- Understand the symbiotic relationship of literacy education and effective assessment
- Develop skills in addressing and improving public policy on reading and literacy