Master of Leadership and Management in Education (Pre 2015)

Details

Program Code 10975
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 023082C
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus and via Distance Learning.
Program Enrolment Checklist
Further Information

TVET Leadership Specialisation 2012

School Leadership Specialisation 2012

Higher Education Leadership Specialisation 2012

The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.

Description

This program is available for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Master of Leadership and Management in Education (Program code 12355). The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program is focused on exposing students to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, this program explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research to refine and improve practice in their own contexts. Many alumni of the program have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study.

Why study with us?

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program at the University of Newcastle is a cutting edge, practically oriented, highly relevant master’s degree program for education of leaders and managers. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program has attracted students from all Australian states and territories, and over 34 countries. The program has been completed, not only by teachers and school executives, but also by senior nurses, nursing managers, military personnel, and business managers.

Career Opportunities

Alumni from the program have been very successful in advancing their careers. Graduates may find opportunities in the following areas: head or leading teacher positions; assistant or deputy principal positions; school principal positions; educational administrators; and curriculum leaders, among others.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Candidates will normally hold a Bachelor Degree of the University of Newcastle or any other recognised tertiary institution. It is assumed that applicants also have the equivalent of two years of relevant workplace experience.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Assumed Knowledge

Two years of relevant workplace experience.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Completed Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies in the specialisation of Leadership and Management and other relevant qualifications may seek credit of up to 40 units.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Recommended Studies

Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may enter via the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

Requirements and Structure

To qualify for the Master of Leadership and Management in Education program students must successfully complete 80 units which consists of:

*  Core Courses (20 units)
*  A School Leadership Specialisation(40 Units)
*  Electives (20 units).

The School Leadership specialisation requires the successful completion of:

*  Compulsory Courses (10 units)
*  Directed Courses (30 units) or Educational Research Directed Courses (40 units - see note below).

Please note the following about the Educational Research Directed Courses option:

*  Program Convenor permission is required to enrol in Educational Research Directed Courses.

*  Students must enrol in EDUC6048, EDUC6026 and EDUC6027 and one other research methodology course.

*  10 units of electives will be used to make up the units in the Educational Research Directed Courses.

*  The Minor Thesis is to be completed in the area of School Leadership.

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, and which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to check existing arrangements at “Further information”. Students should consult with the Student Hub or Program Convenor for further information re transition arrangements.

Students who commenced prior to 2014 Students who are undertaking the Higher Education Leadership or TVET Leadership Specialisation are able to complete their specialisation as per structured transition arrangements.

Students who commenced prior to 2012 For Students who successfully completed one or more of the courses listed below, the following transition arrangements will apply:

  • EDUC6016 - credit for EDUC6350 or an elective
  • EDUC6019 - credit for EDUC6351 or an elective
  • EDUC6032 - credit for EDUC6352 or an elective
  • EDUC6033 - credit for EDUC6450 or an elective
  • EDUC6034 - credit for EDUC6353
  • EDUC6035 - credit for EDUC6451 or an elective
  • EDUC6038 - credit for an elective
  • EDUC6050 - credit for EDUC6049 or an elective

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
EDUC6020 Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6353 Leading and Managing Educational Change Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

School Leadership

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6350 School Leadership Research Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 30 units from Directed Courses (OR students who wish to undertake a research thesis may enrol in the Educational Research Directed Courses with permission)
EDUC6036 Educational Leadership and ICT Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6132 Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6159 School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys' and Girls' Outcomes Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6351 Data Mining for School Leaders Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6352 Australian School Leadership Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses - School Leadership Educational Research (Program Convenor Permission Required)
EDUC6026 Minor Thesis A
Students undertaking the Reserch Thesis must enrol in Minor Thesis A and B. They are a multi-term sequence.
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6027 Minor Thesis B
Students undertaking the Reserch Thesis must enrol in Minor Thesis A and B. They are a multi-term sequence.
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6048 Research Methodology
Students undertaking the Reseach Thesis must enrol in EDUC6048 and one other methodology course
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6049 Educational Research Methodology 2: Qualitative Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6050 Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6296 Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Education Not currently offered 10 units

Electives

Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.