Master of Education (Leadership and Management) (Basic level entry)
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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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It is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical awareness of the complex forces impacting on leadership and management in organisations
- develop a sound understanding and appreciation of current challenging issues in leadership and management at state, national and international levels through debate, discussion and research
- exhibit an enhanced appreciation of forces and values impacting on policy development and implementation in education and training
- display significant professional skills and competencies that improve the capability of practising and potential managers to handle these issues in a professional, dynamic and innovative manner
- contribute to a raised standard of managerial performance within education and other human services
- examine research principles and methods and apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design, and conduct of research into current educational issues.
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.
Graduates will not be eligible for teacher registration.
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
If you are a leader or aspire to leadership in education, Flinders University’s postgraduate courses in educational leadership and management offer a unique and innovative approach to your ongoing professional learning.
Our courses are distinctive in that they approach educational leadership from a humanistic perspective. They are designed to identify and build on your strengths as a leader and give you an understanding of the relational and contextual nature of leadership. Our energetic and passionate staff will prepare you to apply the skills and knowledge you gain in the classroom to the real world.
The Flinders University educational leadership and management program is especially suitable 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. Our students come from all organisational sectors, with diverse qualifications and share a common focus on building capacity within their organisations.
These courses do not lead to teacher registration in South Australia.
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) topics, including research preparation and project topics, and at least three topics with a leadership and management focus as well as option topics chosen from an extensive range of available option topics 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.