Master of Education Advanced (Educational Leadership)

Course summary

The Master of Education Advanced (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 also conduct an individualised research project that aligns with your work and interests.

You will broaden your Educational Leadership study by undertaking further study in one of the following additional focus areas:

  • Higher Education
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

UAC 935019

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1441

Duration

2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

088676F

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).

NSW PPA members undertaking the NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential, AIS participants completing the Flagship program and students who complete the Three Rivers: Leading Innovation for Inspired Learning course, are eligible for up to 36 credit points advanced standing in the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

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.

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

$11,280 (2019)

$45,120 (2019)

Wollongong

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$45,120 (2019)

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.

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)

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 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).

NSW PPA members undertaking the NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential, AIS participants completing the Flagship program and students who complete the Three Rivers: Leading Innovation for Inspired Learning course, are eligible for up to 36 credit points advanced standing in the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).

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.

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

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

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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,272 (2019)

$53,088 (2019)

Wollongong

Distance

$13,272 (2019)

$53,088 (2019)

* 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 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 2017

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 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice in one main specialised discipline as well as one secondary discipline within the field of education in national and/or international contexts.
2 Demonstrate expert, specialised and technical knowledge in broad educational areas of pedagogy, assessment and curriculum designed to address the needs of diverse learners across a range of educational contexts.
3 Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise information to solve complex problems in the educational field.
4 Conduct independent research and inquiry, involving higher order conceptualisation, innovative ideas and personal initiative.
5 Demonstrate professional leadership through interpreting and communicating pedagogical knowledge and professional skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Education Advanced, a candidate must successfully complete at least 96 credit points, comprised of

  1. 72 credit points in the selected specialisation; and
  2. 24 credit points in an additional focus area.

No more than 24 credit points (four subjects) shall be completed at 800 level.

Specialisations

There are two specialisations for the Master of Education Advanced:

  1. TESOL, with options for further study in one of the following focus areas:
  1. Educational Leadership, with options for further study in one of the following focus areas:

Detailed subject information is available from the specialisation pages listed above.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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.