Behind every successful learner, is a great educator. Behind every great educator, is an exceptional leader.
A leader who supports and empowers teachers to do their best work.
A leader who is committed to improving learning experiences for all children, no matter who or where they are.
A leader who looks to the wider world to improve pedagogy and practice but turns to their community to make decisions, together.
Whether shaping policy or guiding strategy, lead learning and create positive outcomes for students, families and communities with the ECU accelerated online Master of Education.
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.
Develop a global perspective of education and its impact on curriculum, educational systems and leadership across Australia and in local contexts.
Lead students, staff and organisations
Become an advocate of education through effective leadership. Apply strategies across pedagogical practices, policies and organisational performance to instigate change which benefits students and your organisation.
Learn to lead in complex environments and develop strategies for the improvement of students, staff and the community.
Upon successfully completing the Master of Education (Leading Education), you will have the leadership skills to excel in a number of roles including:
- Head of Department
- Deputy Principal
- School Principal
According to JobOutlook¹, the future growth for School Principals is very strong.
¹ Job Outlook 2022 – joboutlook.gov.au
The Master of Education (Leading Education), is for current and future school leaders. This postgraduate degree can help students become great candidates for leadership roles in schools. These could include positions like Lead Teacher, Faculty/Department Coordinator, Assistant Principal or Principal. The skills gained in this degree can also be applied in fields like curriculum design, human resource management and tutoring.
For more information on the Career Opportunities in Education, visit our blog.
Gaining a Master of Education (Leading Education) will not automatically grant you a pay rise. However, postgraduate study can help make you a good candidate for promotions, which can result in a pay rise.
No. Our Master of Education (Leading Education) is for qualified educators who can apply what they learn to their current role, so placements are not required.
Yes, the role of school principal is one of the potential learning outcomes for this course. This specialisation is focused on learning how to drive improvement and improve effectiveness, which is beneficial for school principals.