Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership)

Course summary

The Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in educational settings such as schools, early childhood, higher education and vocational education.

During this degree you will gain extensive practical skills and an advanced theoretical understanding of educational leadership and management, and learn how to apply this to your practice as an educator. You will enhance your skills in areas such as mentoring new educators, managing curricula and assessment, supporting staff development, and leading organisational change. Throughout this degree you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate. You will have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas and conduct an individualised research project that aligns with your work and interests.

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3061

Duration

2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

0101659

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree in education or teaching, and one of the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications in any field; or
  • professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.

OR

A recognised bachelor’s degree in any field, and one of the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications in education or teaching; or
  • professional experience equivalent to two years full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Students who wish to enrol in the elective subject EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL must demonstrate proficient professional and communication skills. This subject requires students to undertake 20 hours of supervised professional experience in an ESL classroom.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants with a major study in Education plus three years' teaching experience may be eligible for credit for one session of study (24 credit points).

Applicants who have completed one of the following may be eligible for up to 36 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership):


  • NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential

  • AIS participants completing the Flagship program

  • Three Rivers: Leading Innovation for Inspired Learning

  • School Leadership Institute Aspiring Principals Leadership Program

ACEL participants completing the Early Career Principal Program may be eligible for up to 30 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

Students who complete the UOW ‘Leading Professional Learning Through Mentoring’ course will receive 6 credit points of specified credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$8,856 (2021)

$35,424 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree in education or teaching, and one of the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications in any field; or
  • professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.

OR

A recognised bachelor’s degree in any field, and one of the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications in education or teaching; or
  • professional experience equivalent to two years full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Students who wish to enrol in the elective subject EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL must demonstrate proficient professional and communication skills. This subject requires students to undertake 20 hours of supervised professional experience in an ESL classroom.


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)

86

18

18

17

17

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 FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants with a major study in Education plus three years' teaching experience may be eligible for credit for one session of study (24 credit points).

Applicants who have completed one of the following may be eligible for up to 36 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership):


  • NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential

  • AIS participants completing the Flagship program

  • Three Rivers: Leading Innovation for Inspired Learning

  • School Leadership Institute Aspiring Principals Leadership Program

ACEL participants completing the Early Career Principal Program may be eligible for up to 30 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

Students who complete the UOW ‘Leading Professional Learning Through Mentoring’ course will receive 6 credit points of specified credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,560 (2021)

$54,240 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 17 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 17 January 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

      Course Structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Handbook

      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.