Our postgraduate study in curriculum and assessment at UNSW enables qualified teachers and education specialists to provide better teaching tools for more effective student learning. Curriculum and assessment is a specialisation in the Master of Education program and allows you to explore its context, purpose and role in Australian schools. Through advanced research approaches, you’ll dive deep into contemporary issues affecting theory and practice in the 21st century classroom and school system.
Curriculum and assessment is an ever-increasing component of contemporary education. These skills are integral to educational professionals who want to impact approaches to curriculum development and assessment for better student learning outcomes. We focus on supporting the development of quality curriculum and assessment at the individual, school and system level.
Our broad scope of subject areas includes the following:
You'll produce a compelling body of research work with the support of a team of renowned academics actively engaged in making a real-world impact in curriculum and assessment on a national and global scale. Key issues under investigation include the following topics:
Our specialist programs in educational curriculum and assessment will enhance your career options and professional advancement within a broad range of educational institutions, including:
Many of our graduates progress into specialist fields of education and teaching by developing and extending their understanding of a critical area of education.
We offer alternative delivery options, including online and blended courses, intensive school holiday courses, workplace and self-directed learning, and evening classes to ensure special and inclusive education study fits into your professional schedule. We also provide affordable study options with Commonwealth Supported Places and the opportunity to pay or defer fees through FEE-HELP for eligible students.
We offer specialist postgraduate programs designed to develop your knowledge of the context, purpose and role of evaluation in education:
Note for visual arts educators: the curriculum and assessment specialisation offers opportunities for visual arts educators to engage in projects and content specifically related to visual arts. If you'd like to know more about how you can best structure this program to suit your needs, contact Dr Karen Maras.
Research is essential to UNSW School of Education, which is why we’re ranked 5 – well above world standards – by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Our school is home to several distinctive research teams comprising of staff and local and international students. Our students experience training enabling them to carry out their own research programs and publish in leading academic journals. Our graduates are renowned for their cutting-edge research skills and internationally-acclaimed research work.
We offer the following postgraduate research programs: