Master of Education (Leadership) (E7O)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

From 2018, all new students will undertake their studies with a specialisation in Leadership, through the Master of Education (Specialisation) course.

The Master of Education (Leadership) is a one and a half year course intended to enable leaders and potential leaders in education, health, welfare and public service sectors to gain specialist knowledge and skills, including effective research and evidence-gathering skills, in Leadership.  The course will be offered full time or part time by distance on-line, Launceston.

For domestic students, an alternative pathway to a Master of Education (Leadership) is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first eight units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Leadership) course.

Students who enrol in and complete four TESOL coursework units in the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Leadership), will be able to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership).

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations) and how these have informed and can facilitate developments in educational practice from a global perspective;
  • The inter-relationship of educational research, professional standards, and reflective practice in defining, validating and enhancing learning and teaching in local and global contexts;
  • Research principles and methods applicable to extending and generating new knowledge in the area of education.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate research findings and professional practice to creatively design, implement, assess and/or theorise responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs;
  • Integrate education theory with specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments in education contexts;
  • Synthesise and analyse scholarly literature to deepen understanding and evaluation of local and international developments in practice.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Integrate educational theory, professional knowledge and research skills to plan, implement and evaluate a research project, theoretical investigation, or professional enquiry initiative;
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Facilitate the development of advanced knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to lead and improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to share practice and research findings with peers and stakeholders;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches of practice, research and evaluation.

Course structure

Core Units

Organisations everywhere now operate in an environment of rapid, on-going and disruptive change. Leaders play a key role managing such change, which can include system-wide and local reforms, restructuring and innovations Often, many planned changes are not implemented in practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops an understanding of education in a range of contexts and in a global society. In the unit we will work together to develop a richer understanding of how we know about education as well as how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Optional Units:

Choose two to four units from the following list:

Health LEADS Australia is a nationally-agreed leadership framework for health and human services. It is used as an organising concept within this unit to assist students to engage with and understand a broad range of contemporary leadership theories.Students will develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the interrelationship between health law and ethics, strategic health planning and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit, which aims to deepen understandings about some key aspects of (successful) school leadership, is for those from a variety of educational settings who already occupy, or expect to occupy, positions entailing leadership. Topics covered include why school leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit (comprising a three-part assessment item) is specifically designed to provide practical experience related to the concepts discussed in other parts of the Master of Education (Leadership) by having students participate in professional learning activities and programs offered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leaders now hold key responsibilities for developing the human resource capacities in their organisations. During times of rapid and complex change this responsibility is increased. The professional development and on-going learning of staff, to meet changes in roles and capability…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research suggests that leaders play a critical role in the ongoing development of their staff when it comes to improving complex organisations in times of rapid and disruptive change. Leaders in many organisations now hold identified and specific accountabilities for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is for leaders to examine the complexity of leadership in a period of rapid and disruptive change, and to develop their self-understanding of personal leadership behaviours. The unit analyses the nexus between management and leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is aligned to the Leading Teaching Learning professional learning program from the Department of Education. The program is designed to equip aspiring leaders with an understanding of leadership that will support and improve teaching and learning, to develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will examine the nexus between learning theory and educational practice in professional contexts. You will analyse contemporary theories of adult learning and employ these critically to undertake an investigation of the application of learning strategies in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will give an introduction and overview to the importance of school culture. The participant will develop the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the process of building a school culture that will enable the achievement of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will give an introduction and overview to the benchmarks, structures and processes required to build the performance of a school. Definitions of school performance are considered in the light of the school's constitutional descriptions of its purpose and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A maximum of two non-Education postgraduate coursework units may be taken
PLUS Either

Improving Teaching and Practice through Action ResearchThe aim of this unit is to show you a way to improve your practice and that of the colleagues you work with. It is a unit which integrates practice, action, theory and research…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESG706 is a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to work with a supervisor to plan and implement a research study or…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Or

You are required to plan, and reflect on, a project that addresses a specific professional enquiry question. The enquiry will be informed by current literature in the field as well as your own practice context or experience. You will be…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

You are required to implement, reflect on, and evaluate the outcomes of a project that addresses a specific professional enquiry question identified in ESM720. The enquiry will be informed by current literature in the field as well as your own…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

The University requires applicants for admission to the Master of Education (Leadership) to hold a recognised relevant bachelor degree or equivalent qualification together with 2 or more years of relevant professional experience.

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Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $0 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $26,500 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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