The Master of Education program is designed for graduates with a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or for other graduates with a professional interest in education. The Master of Education is NOT an initial teacher education program. Please see the Master of Teaching entiries for information about initial teacher education programs. The program offers candidates flexibility in modes of study and subject selection, with the opportunity to undertake professional development in their area of interest. Specialist areas of study available include: Curriculum and Educational Studies; Leadership and Management; Special Education; Language Literacy and TESOL/Applied Linguistics and Student Welfare. Students enrolled in the specialist areas should choose subjects from that specialisation. The course is available by all coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis or by research. Information about the research degree is available in the Education/research section. The final year of the coursework program consists of 120 credit points of study, which can be completed by all coursework or a combination of 60 credit points of coursework and a minor thesis. Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.