What to look for in choosing a Master of Education programme

The world-class International Schools in Singapore offer great job prospects and the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career. Undertaking the postgraduate Master of Education can open up this career path to you and facilitate career advancement in the education sector. With a plethora of universities offering a multitude of courses, how do you choose a course such as a Master of Education program tailored to your needs?

We have compiled some questions to guide your choice of a Master of Education program.

1. Is the course from a high quality institution?

Universities of quality normally advertise their position in the World University Rankings so look for the university’s ranking. James Cook University (JCU) is ranked in the top 4{254695081dc1e47c66b345e8cc00e7efe44eec9a430db2279f14dc8e0cafe4eb} of universities worldwide. In Singapore, there are other marks of quality for private education providers, the highest one being Edutrust Star. JCU Singapore was the first Private Education Institution to be awarded Edutrust Star and this signifies the quality of its courses.

2. What exactly do you want to study?

The Master of Education is a postgraduate course offered by JCU Singapore, to enable teachers, principals, school administrators as well as graduates from non-teaching backgrounds to further their qualifications. Students have the choice of specializing in either

  • Leadership and Management or
  • Global Contexts

3. How long are the courses?

Most courses are designed to be completed in 12 to 24 months part-time. JCU Singapore operates on a trimester system and fast-tracks courses, enabling students to complete their course much quicker. Master of Education students generally take two subjects per trimester and with maximum advanced standing, may complete in 12 months.

4. How are the courses structured?

If you are working full-time, you will need to find a course that is offered in out of work hours. The Master of Education subjects are offered in one week blocks which include three week-day evenings from 7 – 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 6pm.

5. How do I know if the lecturers are qualified?

At JCU Singapore, all full-time academic staff possess a doctorate and also come with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Further, teaching staff are resident in Singapore and can provide ongoing on-the-ground support for students through each teaching period.

For further information please contact admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au or 8222 6833.