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Master of Educational Leadership

Australian Catholic University
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
Melbourne (Australia)
Contact university for dates and tuition fees.  (English)
Contact university for dates and tuition fees.  (English)
Online / distance program
Contact university for dates and tuition fees.  (English)

Program description

Master of Educational Leadership

The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards. Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organizations defined as those organizations affiliated with a religious group or established Church.

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organizations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs. Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organizational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialization:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

*1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Admission requirements

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a: • Bachelor degree in Education; or • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognized teaching qualification. Applicants must also have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, with an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Program content

Career Paths

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organization. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

About school

Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia which aims to empower students to think critically and ethically, and to gain the skills to bring about change in their communities, industries, and professions. ACU is funded by the...

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Contact info

Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade
3065 Fitzroy


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