Master of Educational Leadership

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

1.5 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 (ELMA), 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 (not offered in 2018)

1.5 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).

Note: Units are offered fully online, with on campus and on site options available by special arrangement. Please contact the Course Administrator for further details – feapg@acu.edu.au.

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: $17395 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.

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
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  3. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or equivalent.

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 (ELMA), 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 (not offered in 2018)

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 02-Jan-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 02-Jan-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
North Sydney
  • 02-Jan-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Note: Units are offered fully online, with on campus and on site options available by special arrangement. Please contact the Course Administrator for further details – feapg@acu.edu.au.

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: $2756.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $22048.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $33072.00 (2018)

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; or • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or equivalent. 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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