Master of Educational Leadership

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
084793M
Location:
  • Melbourne (International)
  • National (Domestic)
  • Online (Domestic)
Duration:

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards.  Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church (Buckingham, 2010).

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs.  Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • National (Multi-mode)
  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

120

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
GradCertEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp

Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
GradDipEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
80cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
National
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $16800 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Have questions about paying for postgraduate study? Learn more about postgraduate costs.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to  enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

IELTS overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

Domestic Students

The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards.  Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church (Buckingham, 2010).

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs.  Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Melbourne
  • 02-Jan-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

120

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
GradCertEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp

Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
GradDipEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
80cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $34080.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a: • Bachelor degree in Education; or • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification. Applicants must also have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, with an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to  enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

IELTS overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

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