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Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

Course summary

The Master of Education (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in a wide range of organisations including schools, private industry, training providers, government and policy related fields. Whether you are a recent graduate or an established educator, this program will provide you with a firm foundation for pursuing higher level positions in educational administration, management or policy.


This degree

Develop sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training.

All students in this degree have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to tailor their degree.

This Master’s degree is flexible, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.


What you will study

During this degree you will study the fundamentals of leadership and management and apply this to your practice as educators. You will also enhance your skills in mentoring new educators, managing curricula, supporting staff development and leading organisational change.

During this degree you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct an individualised research project that ties in with your work, interests and study specialisation.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

422

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

28-29

Duration

1.5 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

083833E

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

NSW PPA members undertaking the NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential will be able to articulate into the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at UOW with 36 credit points advanced standing.

ACEL participants completing the Early Career Principal Program will be able to articulate into the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at UOW with 30 credit points advanced standing.

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Credit Transfer

NSW PPA members undertaking the NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential will be able to articulate into the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at UOW with 36 credit points advanced standing.

ACEL participants completing the Early Career Principal Program will be able to articulate into the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at UOW with 30 credit points advanced standing.

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2016 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

29 February 2016

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 23 - 25 February
Session: 29 February - 23 June

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 18 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

Course structure

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines associated with the field of education within national and international contexts.
  2. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories.
  3. Conduct independent research and inquiry, involving higher order conceptualisation, new ideas and personal initiative.
  4. Interpret and transmit educational knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills, and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  5. Communicate effectively and collaboratively with stakeholders through variety of modes in the educational landscape.
  6. Use advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems in the educational field.
  7. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally with diverse populations at local, national and global levels.

 

Course Structure

The program comprises 72 credit points (12 subjects) made up of the following:

  1. A compulsory research methodology subject (EDGZ921) to be taken in the first session of study;
  2. A compulsory research project subject as listed in the selected specialisation. The research subject is to be taken in the final session of study;
  3. Subjects as outlined in the selected specialisation;
  4. Electives (to the credit point value specified in the selected specialisation) chosen from any specialisation in the Master of Education; and
  5. The degree will have no more than 24 credit points (four subjects) at 800 level. 

 

Specialisations

Please see the specialisation pages listed below for detailed subject information for each specialisation.

Why choose this course?

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.