Master of Education and Theology [MEdTheol]

(Accredited through UD)

Description

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.

Course outcomes

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.

Course structure

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.

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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.

Duration

  • 1½ years full-time
  • 4½ years part-time

Study modes

  • 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