Master of Education (Leadership and Management) (Basic level entry)
Get set to become a leader in education.
Critically discuss how leaders can meet current and future challenges. Engage with issues in leadership and management through debate, discussion and research. Contribute to a raised standard of managerial performance within education.
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Flinders University is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We offer world‐class education that develops the critical and creative thinking skills to support a student’s success. Our courses offered through OUA span business, education and law. They are designed with flexibility in mind, while delivering the advanced qualifications to take careers to the next step.
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Graduates will be able to apply in-depth knowledge of:
- how leaders build human capacity to meet the current and future challenges of their environment;
- how an organisation’s people can be encouraged to become lifelong learners while contributing to the success of the organisation;
- engaging students in learning that integrates theory with practice, action with reflection, and questions with investigation.
Graduates are suitable for careers in a variety of positions ranging from work as teachers in school classrooms, school coordinators and principals, curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education, and as advisors to government departments and other policy makers.
This degree does not lead to teacher registration in Australia.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and must have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent work experience by the commencement date of the course.
Work and Life
Applicants must have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent work experience by the commencement date of the course in addition to a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
This degree is intended for current and future human resource managers, knowledge managers, school principals and departmental officers, policy developers, vocational education sector managers, and leaders of university academic and administration units.
It is designed to identify and build on students' strengths as a leader and provide an understanding of the relational and contextual nature of leadership.
It is 2 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete four core (compulsory) subjects, including research preparation and project subjects, and at least three subjects with a leadership and management focus as well as elective subjects chosen from an extensive range of available electives designed to enable students to diversify their studies and engage in areas of interest and relevance to their employment.
Students must also complete a Coursework Project.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four subjects per semester and part-time students undertake two subjects per semester.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Education (Leadership and Management) (Basic level entry), students must successfully complete four core (compulsory) subjects and at least three subjects with a leadership and management focus as well as elective subjects chosen from an extensive range of available subjects.