Course Description

These courses are designed primarily to prepare educators for professional work and leadership in gifted education. An understanding of giftedness, and the range of educational programs and services that provide an appropriate response to student diversity, will benefit all educators and professionals who work with gifted students.
The Masters course articulates with further study in Gifted Education through research in the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees offered at Flinders University. Individual Gifted Education topics may also be selected for elective study by other Master of Education students.

All topics may be studied online in distance mode, or as internal intensives during school holidays in alternating years.

Lecturers bring to the topics a range of perspectives from their diverse backgrounds in teaching, philosophy, educational psychology and research, and imbue each topic with passion and extensive knowledge of the field.

Postgraduate programs in Gifted Education at Flinders attract participants from South Australia, interstate and overseas. Our courses are dynamic and are regularly revised and updated in the light of current research, new publications and contemporary practices.
Note: These qualifications do not qualify graduates for Teacher registration.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $7,848 total course cost.
International Students: $12,250 per year full-time


12 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Student Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Flinders University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.4% (national average 70.7%)
Improved skills: 78.9% (national average 73.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.7% (national average 81.1%)

The percentages above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Flinders University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Flinders University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 86.2% (national average 77.8%)
Studying full time: 4.1% (national average 4.9%)
Median full time salary: $85,000 (national average $70,000)

The percentages above refer the proportion of surveyed Flinders University graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

This page was last updated on 24/10/2017