ACER and Charles Sturt partnership will fast track ECEC Masters degrees

ACER and Charles Sturt partnership will fast track ECEC Masters degrees

by Freya Lucas

August 07, 2020

A new partnership between Charles Sturt University and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will offer ACER graduates fast-tracked entry into two of the University’s master’s degrees – the Master of Education or Master of Inclusive Education.


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


The Master of Education supports students to work across educational sectors, and in a range of contexts including early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. Offering specialisations including early childhood leadership, the Masters degree is presented entirely online. 


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.


Graduates who have successfully completed postgraduate studies at an accredited higher education provider, such as ACER, Dr Hyndman said, 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” he added.


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


“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.