Master of Education (Leadership & Management)
Deep dive into educational theory and practice for leaders
This comprehensive postgraduate degree prepares you for senior management roles in the education system. Study strategic management, curriculum planning, and pastoral care. Strive to become the ethical leader who manages with strength and compassion.
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- 04 Feb 24
- 07 Jul 24
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of the Master of Education (Leadership and Management) graduates will be able to:
- Critically apply and reflect on advanced knowledge of specialised educational theory and practices that includes the understanding of recent developments in educational leadership and management.
- Demonstrate highly developed cognitive, technical and creative skills with initiative, a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to generate understanding of complex educational issues in educational leadership and management.
- Evaluate and apply knowledge of research principles and methods to educational leadership and management within school contexts.
- Demonstrate highly developed communication and technical skills to implement, justify and interpret leadership and management models and practices, decision-making, industrial relations, the law, organisational culture, reflective practice, and responses to critical issues within educational contexts.
- Plan, execute and reflect critically on a substantial research based project and/or piece of scholarship on critical issues in educational management practices within school settings.
The Master of Education (Leadership & Management) is a comprehensive postgraduate degree that provides educators with the skills to continue their professional development. Designed to be completed over one year of full-time study, this program is particularly relevant if you aspire to senior management positions in the education system.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Education (Leadership and Management) applicants must also meet the following specific requirements:
- must hold a recognised teaching qualification (four-year Bachelor-level, or postgraduate degree in teaching)
- Be eligible for teacher registration in Australia; AND
- Successfully complete the University of Notre Dame Australia Graduate Certificate of
- Education (Leadership and Management) or equivalent; OR
- Have at least two years of full-time professional experience in either a primary or secondary school setting
English Proficiency Requirements
Defined as the successful completion of secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland.
Education students who have English as an Additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained n overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 reading and writing.
All English language tests are valid for two years from the date of completion
Credit for previous study or work
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) is designed to introduce students to advanced knowledge of specialised educational theory and practice that includes the understanding of recent developments in educational leadership and management. Students are challenged to demonstrate highly developed cognitive, technical and creative skills and a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to generate understanding of complex educational issues in educational leadership and management. Students are expected to evaluate and apply knowledge of research principles and methods to educational leadership and management within school settings and plan, execute and reflect critically on a substantial research-based project and/or piece of scholarship on critical issues in educational leadership and management practices within school settings.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
To be eligible for the award of Master of Education (Leadership and Management) students must complete a minimum of 200 Units of Credit chosen from:
- 2 Compulsory Courses
- 5 Specialisation Courses in Leadership and Management
- 1 Elective Course
Successful completion of all 8 courses that comprise the Master of Education (Leadership & Management) as outlined in recommended Study Pattern.
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