- Postgraduate education courses designed to offer optimum flexibility for busy educators
- Major advancements in online technologies and growing educational need to improve professional competencies in online environments
- Updated agreement with Ontario Principals’ Councils in Canada recognises 10th year of education partnership
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) is set to launch exciting new postgraduate courses designed for education professionals in 2020.
Offered online to promote optimum flexibility for busy educators, the highly popular courses continue to expand in 2020 with unique new offerings in online learning innovation, indigenous education, higher education, international education research, and advanced inclusive education practices.
The courses are set up for busy educators to apply a range of innovative professional skills developed throughout their courses to their existing educational workplaces.
Course Director Dr Brendon Hyndman (pictured) in the Charles Sturt Faculty of Arts and Education said, “The new Master of Education (Online Innovation) specialisation will continue to cement Charles Sturt’s place as Australia’s leading provider of online education.”
“There have been major advancements in online technologies and a growing educational need to be able to improve professional competencies in online environments.
“Online delivery modes are now a major part of the educational landscape.”
“This new course pathway will showcase how to effectively use emerging technologies for online learning and consider how to facilitate online learning effectively in order to build organisational capacities to deliver online programs.”
Dr Hyndman expects the other new courses to be popular with education professionals.
“University Australia’s Indigenous Strategy details university responsibilities to Australia’s Indigenous people to increase the engagement of non-indigenous people with indigenous knowledge, culture and educational approaches,” Dr Hyndman said.
“This new Master of Education (Indigenous Education) specialisation developed in partnership between Charles Sturt’s School of Education and School of Indigenous Australian Studies provides unique opportunities for educators to advance their knowledge and expertise in this highly important curricular area.”
Dr Hyndman also recognises the 10th anniversary milestone of the close course partnership between the Charles Sturt Master of Education courses with Ontario Principals’ Councils in Canada.
“To celebrate this long-term partnership between the University and Ontario Principals’ Councils, we have recently signed an updated agreement to ensure that aspiring Canadian school principals can continue on from their leadership training in Canada to complete masters coursework here at Charles Sturt University,” Dr Hyndman said.
“This is another exciting development for our postgraduate courses to provide important coursework pathways for international students.
“Local students are able to gain regular opportunities to interact with educational leaders from the other side of the world.”Other exciting developments in Charles Sturt’s postgraduate courses are the establishment of a range of new credit packages for educators who have completed domestic professional learning programs in leadership such as at Bastow’s Institute for School Leadership.