Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)


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Program Description

The Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) from Charles Sturt University offers you a global gateway into a broad range of employment options in the library, information and cultural sectors.

With more than 40 years' experience in developing research and delivering information and library education, Charles Sturt University produces more than half of Australia's specialists in this field.

Course highlights

The Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) gives you the opportunity to become uniquely qualified in both education and librarianship. It combines up-to-date curriculum knowledge and teaching strategy with library and information management expertise.

  • Contemporary program:
    This degree equips you to become a leader in curriculum and learning program design. You'll learn how to evaluate, support and improve student learning and teaching needs in modern learning environments, and incorporate information literacy, literacy learning outcomes and digital technologies into the curriculum.
  • Reputation for excellence:
    With a proud history spanning more than 40 years, Charles Sturt University is well established as a leading Australian provider of online education for the library and information industries. Today, well over half of Australia's information and library studies students study at Charles Sturt University. From day one, you'll receive personal support and engagement from lecturers who are experts in the field.
  • Online convenience:
    The Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) has been designed for flexible online study. This means you can study while continuing to work, allowing you to apply your knowledge directly to the workplace.
  • Authentic experience:
    A two-week professional placement and four days of visits to information agencies ensure you'll gain valuable insights and practical experience to complement your theoretical knowledge.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for admission as Associates of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Career opportunities

Our Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) gives you the practical skills and specialist knowledge to excel in a variety of teacher-librarian and information management roles. You could work as a teacher-librarian in public or private schools across Australia or take up a position in a public, TAFE or academic library. Other roles include information services manager, the leader in digital resourcing in education organisations, the leader in e-research and digital services, or strategic leader in information policy and educational practice. The degree also provides opportunities to work overseas particularly in international schools running International Baccalaureate programs.


For each 8 point subject, you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

Graduation requirements

As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course, you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with Charles Sturt University at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

Please note: if you choose to study online with Charles Sturt University, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Education (or AQF equivalent); or 
  • A Bachelor degree (or AQF equivalent) from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary)


  • Standard English Language Proficiency requirements.

English language requirements

You can normally meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for entry to most Charles Sturt University courses by doing one of the following:

  • Providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English.
  • Obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5.
  • Obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.


When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At Charles Sturt University, we’re with you every step of the way.

Key points

  • Charles Sturt University is Australia’s leading regional university. Charles Sturt campuses are small, friendly communities, based in vibrant regional Australian locations.
  • Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment, More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia. (Good Universities Guide 2020/21).
  • Charles Sturt’s approach to teaching and learning combined with hands-on experience ensures graduates have the best opportunities to kickstart careers in their chosen profession.
Last updated Jan 2021

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