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.
Every course of study for the Master of Education and Theology must consist of 135 points comprised of:
- Core unit—DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue
- 15 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies or the discipline of Systematic Theology
- 15 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education
- 15 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 15 points that integrates education and theology or a Research Essay on a related theme, as approved by an academic dean
- Further foundational, elective, praxis or capstone units, provided that at least 60 points of elective units are included
The standard full-time duration of the Master of Education and Theology is 18 months. Teachers who hold a 4 year undergraduate teaching qualification or a Graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent will normally only need to complete one year full-time.
A candidate who completed the Graduate Certificate in Education or the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership or the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education at Australian Lutheran College prior to 1 January 2013, and no more than ten years prior to the date of application for credit, may obtain 45 points.
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.
- Students apply for up to 45 credit points for Masters level education or theology units from other institutions, normally elective units.
- 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
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
- 4½ years part-time
- Units for the MEdTheol are offered via off campus study modes.
Please see ALC study modes. For off campus study options see Off campus study.
Course updated: 12/10/2017 3:00pm