New degree partnership to help Australian teachers pursue postgraduate studies

4 AUGUST 2020

New degree partnership to help Australian teachers pursue postgraduate studies

A new partnership will provide graduates from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with fast-tracked entry into Charles Sturt’s Master of Education or Master of Inclusive Education.

  • Charles Sturt and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) join forces to offer ACER graduates fast-tracked entry into two of the University’s master’s degrees

A new partnership between the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Charles Sturt University will fast-track graduates into two of the University’s master’s degrees.

The flexible, self-paced, online Graduate Certificate in Education (Assessment of Student Learning), offered by ACER, can now be used as a pathway for entry into Charles Sturt’s Master of Education or Master of Inclusive Education.

Dr Brendon Hyndman, Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education at Charles Sturt, said the University looked forward to welcoming ACER graduates into the two master’s courses.

As Australia’s largest and most experienced online university, Charles Sturt University prides itself on our innovative approaches to education and supporting our students through flexible learning offerings,” he said.

“Graduates who have successfully completed postgraduate studies at an accredited higher education provider, like ACER, have already demonstrated they have the capabilities and focus to tackle higher degree learning.

“This exciting new partnership with ACER will ensure there will be advanced opportunities available for teachers to flexibly expand upon their professional knowledge, skills and specialised leadership capabilities by entering into these higher degrees.

“The recently introduced Curriculum and Professional Practice specialisation within the Master of Education is one example of the many pathways that will enable ACER graduates to continue to advance their practice as a contemporary professional in the education sector.”

Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy, Director of the ACER Institute and Director of Postgraduate Studies at ACER, said the agreement would benefit teachers and school leaders wanting to develop their expertise in assessment, while gaining academic credit into one of two Charles Sturt master’s degrees.

“We are very excited to partner with Charles Sturt University to bring this exceptional education experience to past and future students of the ACER Institute,” Professor Taylor-Guy said.

“Our Graduate Certificate in Education is a great way for aspiring specialist teachers to sample the rigours of postgraduate education anytime, anywhere, from any device, around their busy schedule and other demands.

“This accredited course is also useful for remote-living teachers who want to access resources, articles and learning on-demand.

“ACER’s graduates will benefit from this formal articulation arrangement with Charles Sturt University, to fast-track their completion of a master’s degree.”

ACER graduates can apply to Charles Sturt for credited entry into its Master of Education or Master of Inclusive Education. More information about these courses is available on the University’s website or by calling 1800 275 278.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Dr Brendon Hyndman, contact Rebecca Akers at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0456 377 434 or news@csu.edu.au  

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