Master of Education (Leading Education)

Areas of focus

  • Research and Practice
    Understand, critique and apply the latest research and strategies in educational leadership to improve your practice and ensure positive outcomes for students and the organisation.

  • Global Perspectives
    Develop a global perspective of education and its impact on curriculum, education systems and leadership within national and local context.

  • Ethical Leadership
    Understand the ethics that underpin the decision-making process regarding the leadership of staff, students and the school’s reputation.

  • Continuous Improvement
    Understand and apply effective leadership strategies to drive continuous improvement across pedagogical practices, assessment strategies, learning outcomes, and staff and organisational performance.

  • Community Engagement
    Understand the importance of engaging with the school community and how to develop strategies to ensure this occurs.

What you will study

The Master of Education (Leading Education), comprises four core units of study and four specialisation units of study.

Through this advanced coursework, you will deepen your understanding of the latest research in educational leadership and critically reflect on your own leadership practice, applying what you learn to create a learning culture and drive continuous improvement across pedagogical practices, assessment strategies, educational leadership, learning outcomes, community engagement and performance in your educational organisation.

Core units
  • Leading Education in a Global Context
  • Assessment in Education: Policies, Pedagogy and Equity
  • Inquiry-Based Practice
  • Advanced Seminar
Specialised units
  • Leading Under Challenging Circumstances
  • Leading for Improvement
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Community Engagement

Entry criteria

Course admission requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Education (Leading Education) you will have a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor level degree in any other field plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching.

Special entry

Special entry may be considered for students with a Bachelor level degree in another area or a three-year trained teacher, both supported by extensive professional experience.

Accelerated and 100% Online

Delivered 100% online and with six study periods a year, you could complete the Master of Education in as little as 16 months while continuing to work full-time. Designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, you’ll experience the same quality of education and learning outcomes, as well as the connection with your fellow students and academics, that you would if studying on-campus. You will also receive dedicated one-on-one support from a Student Success Advisor who can assist with all non-academic questions and motivate you to reach your study goals.

 

Grow Your Network

ECU has a large professional teacher and education network, putting you in good company to connect, collaborate and network with experienced and passionate peers globally. 

 

Quality Learning Experience

Your learning experience will be of the highest quality, as you’ll learn from experienced, passionate academics who are experts in their field. From our beginnings in 1902 as Claremont Teachers’ College, we have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years.

Studying online with ECU

We have been rated five stars for students' overall education experience by the 2021 Good Universities Guide. At ECU, you will receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life.

Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive - you will also have a dedicated Student Success Advisor to support you every step of the way at ECU.