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These guidelines are for students who first enrolled 2015 or later. 

To help you plan we've made a list of courses that includes semester offered.

Part A  - for  Master of Educational Studies students

Part A courses are designed to provide a common, contemporary and engaging learning experience for all Master of Educational Studies (MEdSt). Part A courses offer access to many academic staff in the School of Education with diverse research interests and expertise.

Two of the courses focus on educational research and inquiry, including practitioner research as well as research design and methods. One course addresses current educational policies and processes of globalisation, and one course considers change, innovation and leadership in education. The courses are designed to provide all MEdSt students with relevant knowledge, methods of inquiry and theoretical tools to successfully pursue their postgraduate studies.
 
Requirements for completing Part A of the Course List:
 

  • 16 Unit MEdSt - 4 units, including 2 units from EDUC7111 OR EDUC7112, plus 2 units for EDUC7211 OR EDUC7212
  • 24 Unit MEdSt - 6 units (any three Part A courses)
  • 32 Unit MEdSt - 8 units (all four Part A courses)

Behaviour Management

 

Teachers are dealing daily with students who exhibit a wide variety of difficult behaviours in schools yet they often lack the professional training needed to understand how to manage students' behaviours successfully. The Behaviour Management field of study is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to identify, describe and manage students' challenging behaviours in schools.

The Behaviour Management Field is available to Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Educational Studies students.

Requirements for graduating with the Behaviour Management Field of Study - 8 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Behaviour Management heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program (GCEdSt = 8 units, GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).

Important information for students wishing to undertake fields in both Behaviour Management and Supporting Diverse Learners:

EDUC7230 Working with Students with Challenging Behaviours is common to the fields of Behaviour Management and Supporting Diverse Learners. Students who wish to graduate with both fields must discount EDUC7230 from the 'Plus #4 from - ' optional list under Supporting Diverse Learners and choose from the remaining three courses.

Students who began studies in this Field before 2015 can still complete their program under the pre-2015 Rules.

Career Development

This field provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for today's professional career development practitioners including career counsellors and career teachers. This specially designed program of study allows students to develop competencies as professional career development practitioners for employment in schools, TAFE colleges, agencies, or as private practitioners. 

The Career Development Field is available to Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Educational Studies students.

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has endorsed the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Career Development), Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Career Development) and Master of Educational Studies (Career Development) delivered by the University of Queensland as meeting the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

Requirements for graduating with the Career Development Field of Study - 8 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Career Development heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program (GCEdSt = 8 units, GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).
 

Curriculum

The Curriculum field of study offers students the opportunity to gain an indepth understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment issues that is responsive to the Australian Curriculum. It explores contemporary issues associated with curriculum in schooling and education. The field considers priority areas in the Australian curriculum and also offers students the opportunity to study in a core learning area.

The Curriculum Field is available to Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Educational Studies students.

Requirements for graduating with the Curriculum Field of Study - 8 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Curriculum heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program (GCEdSt = 8 units, GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).

See more on the Courses and Programs site here.

Guidance and Counselling

The Guidance & Counselling Field is available to Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies and Master of Educational Studies students only.

This field provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for professional guidance counsellors.  This specially designed program of study allows students to develop competencies as professional guidance counsellors for employment in schools, TAFE colleges, agencies, or as private practitioners.  The program focuses on:

  • developing counselling competencies
  • undertaking career development and education across the life-span
  • linking assessment practices to instructional interventions
  • understanding ethical behaviour and practices
  • developing comprehensive guidance programs
  • participating in a guidance and counselling practicum placement

Requirements for graduating with the Guidance and Counselling Field of Study - 10 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Guidance and Counselling heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program ( GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).

Guidance and Counselling Field for Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies

Guidance and Counselling Field for Master of Educational Studies.
 
Important Guidance and Counselling Practicum Information

Please be aware that the practicum course EDUC7011 (semester 1) or EDUC7012 (semester 2). As this course contains a practicum component in schools or organisatins that provide child-related services it has been permission listed (locked to enrolment) until Practicum OH&S Risk Assessment and Blue Card status checks can be completed.

To obtain permission to enrol in this course:

 1.     Check your Blue Card status -

  •          Unless you are a registered teacher you must have a current Blue Card applied for through or Linked by the School of Education.
  •          Applications must be countersigned by the School of Education administration staff.
  •          Registered teachers apply for an Exemption Card when providing child-related services that fall outside of their professional duties.
  •          If you are unsure visit the Office, call  on +61 7 3365 6550 or email education@uq.edu.au.

2.     Complete the Risk Assessment Task – follow these instructions

3.     Check the academic enrolment prerequisites for this course on the course website.

4.     Request permission to enrol in the practicum course before the semester due date to enrol by emailing to education@uq.edu.au with the course code and your student number in the subject line.
 
5.     Wait for email of notification of the outcome of your request.

6.     If accepted, log-in to mySI-net and add the course to your enrolment as soon as you receive the email.

7.    Contact the Course Coordinator about proposed practicum location and dates and wait for the approval of your practicum.

Leadership

The Leadership field of study is designed to meet the needs of school leaders (or aspiring leaders) in times of challenge and change in education. These courses focus on the skills, knowledge, attitudes and capabilities required by leaders in our constantly changing world, and aim to develop critically reflective, flexible and ethically collaborative leaders.

The Leadership Field is available to Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Educational Studies students.

Requirements for graduating with the Leadership Field of Study - 8 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Leadership heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program (GCEdSt = 8 units, GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).

This Field has been amended from 2015.  Students who first enrolled before 2015 can still complete their program under the pre-2015 Rules.

Supporting Diverse Learners

The Supporting Diverse Learners field of study takes a developmental perspective situating young people with special needs and learning difficulties in context in order to better understand their learning and behaviour. It develops the skills, knowledge and values to teach students with a range of diverse abilities and needs, from students with developmental disabilities to those who may have difficulties in learning, as well as those at risk of school failure or disengagement. The field focuses on understanding individual, contextual, and systematic factors that affect learning and behaviour for individuals with learning or special needs including issues associated with assessment, curriculum, pedagogy and whole-life learning.

The Supporting Diverse Learners Field is available to Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Educational Studies students.
 
Requirements for graduating with the Supporting Diverse Learners Field of Study - 8 units of courses specified in Part B of the Course List, under the Supporting Diverse Learners heading, plus any balance outstanding to reach the minimum requirement for the program (GCEdSt = 8 units, GDipEdSt = 16 units, MEdSt = 16/24/32 units).
 

This information is relevant to students wish to enrol in EDUC7220 Supporting Teachers and their Students with Learning Difficulties -  Practicum (semester 2 offering). As this course contains a practicum component in schools it has been permission listed (locked to enrolment) until Practicum OH&S Risk Assessment and Blue Card status checks can be completed.

 1.     Check your Blue Card status -

         Unless you are a registered teacher you must have a current Blue Card applied for through or Linked by and coutersigned by the School of Education administration staff. 

         Registered teachers do not apply for a Blue Card when providing child-related services that fall outside of their professional duties. They apply for an Exemption Card.

         If you are unsure visit the Office, call  on +61 7 3365 6550 or email education@uq.edu.au.


2.     Refer to your course Blackboard site of the course, check the academic enrolment prerequisites for this course on the course website.
 
3.     Complete the Risk Assessment Task – follow these instructions

4.     Request permission to enrol in the practicum course before the semester due date to enrol by emailing to education@uq.edu.au with the course code and your student number in the subject line.

5.     Wait for email of notification of the outcome of your request.

6.     If accepted, log-in to mySI-net and add the course to your enrolment as soon as you receive the email.

7.     The Course Coordinator will notify you of your practicum location and dates. For length of practicum refer to the course profile of EDUC7220.

Important information for students wishing to undertake fields in both Supporting Diverse Learners and Behaviour Management:
 
EDUC7230 Working with Students with Challenging Behaviours is common to the fields of Behaviour Management and Supporting Diverse Learners. Students who wish to graduate with both fields must discount EDUC7230 from the 'Plus #4 from - ' optional list under Supporting Diverse Learners and choose from the remaining three courses.