You’ll gain a multifaceted view of contemporary literacy in schools and society through the study of subjects focused on policy, multimodal texts, reading, viewing and writing. With a comprehensive understanding of literacy as social practice, you’ll be equipped with the latest evidence-based research in literacy and teaching to support a diverse range of learner abilities and needs.

You will learn to plan and evaluate literacy teaching, conceptualise 21st Century literacies, and employ clinical teaching theory to literacy education. You will delve into the key issues impacting literacy in schools and explore how language and literacy develop from birth to adulthood.

University Handbook: Literacy Education Specialisation

Study Structure

The Master of Education has been designed around the lives of working professionals. The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, running evenings and weekends. Entry points to the course are in both semester 1 and 2, designed to suit most schedules. The Master of Education may be undertaken through either:

  • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years, or
  • Part-time study (domestic students only), comprising up to eight semesters over four years.
The people of MGSE

In the Master of Education, you’ll join the best and brightest education professionals from diverse backgrounds across Australia and the world, and become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education. We have a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after education professional and thought leader. Explore our academic staff profiles. Or learn more about research at MGSE.

Meet our Literacy Education Student: Emma

Emma Murnane, Student, Master of Education

“I don’t just enjoy the literacy education specialisation, I love it. I love the networking opportunities; I love meeting like-minded people and I love how the program supports our wonderful education system through current research."

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