Master of Education and Theology [MEdTheol]
(Accredited through UD)
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.
Graduates of the MEdTheol are able to:
- have mastery of educational and theological concepts which underpin the practice and mission of faith-based learning contexts
- have skills to reflect critically on professional practice in faith-based learning contexts, informed by education and theological theory
- apply insights from the dialogue between education and theology to generate and evaluate complex concepts in professional practice and further learning
- have communication and technical research skills to investigate, interpret and justify theoretical propositions and professional decisions in faith-based learning contexts
- 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.
The Master of Education and Theology through ALC consists of 135 points (9 units) comprised of:
- Core unit—DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue
- One unit in the discipline of Biblical Studies or Systematic Theology
- One unit in the discipline of Education Studies or Religious Education
- One unit in the discipline of Education Studies, Religious Education or Systematic Theology
- A capstone unit
- The remaining units may comprise of RPL, external credit and/or additional ALC units
Teachers who hold a 4-year undergraduate teaching qualification or a Graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent will normally gain three units of RPL, and hence will only need to complete 6 units.
DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue is a compulsory unit. All students must also complete a capstone unit during the last third of their degree.
Units available for this award:
Additional units available:
- For students considering future doctoral studies through the University of Divinity a qualifying research essay is available—12,000 words, as 2 x 15 credit point units (Semester 1: RQ971AM & Semester 2: RQ972BM). This essay also satisfies the compulsory Capstone unit requirement.
- DE9019L Lutheran Perspectives on Schooling is available by negotiation only
- an undergraduate degree
- a qualification recognised for teacher registration in Australia
- two years of full-time teaching experience or part-time equivalent
For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Master of Education and Theology.
ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Course Credit Policy.
- 1½ years full-time (less for most registered teachers)
- 4½ years part-time
- Units for the MEdTheol are offered via flexible education (distance) study modes
Please see ALC study modes. For off campus study options see Off campus study
Course updated: 20/12/2017 10:06am