Master of Education (Leadership)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: MEd(Lead)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1726
  • AQF Level: 9

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 . 

For Commencement Year 2019 - 2020 - please refer to: 1726.2 Master of Education (Leadership)

For Commencement Year 2015 - 2018 - please refer to: 1726.1 Master of Education (Leadership)

The Master of Education (Leadership) critically examines recent developments in theory, policy, practice and methodologies for research for educational leadership across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings. We recognise that leadership emerges and is enacted in diverse ways and in relationships and is crucial for fostering change and educational transformation, and that educational leaders are responsible for developing the leadership capacities of others. Students will develop knowledge of research principles and practices in educational leadership and review and evaluate theory and scholarship. They will apply concepts and theories to new bodies of knowledge and practice. They will design original evidence-based investigations and analyse and synthesise a range of data about complex problems in order to reframe problems and generate solutions. They will develop and evaluate innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace settings, communicate their findings to diverse audiences and contribute to scholarship in educational leadership. This program is delivered through a combination of online and intensive on-campus teaching methods.

Study Mode

Two to three years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Roberto Parada

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See Above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Admission

Applicants for admission into the Master of Education (Leadership)

  • must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline and two years full time equivalent of professional work experience in their field; Or
  • must have successfully completed a graduate certificate (AQF level 8) or higher, in any discipline.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Advanced Standing

Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification in a cognate discipline OR a bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full-time professional work experience in the fields of teaching/education, political science, policy studies, human welfare studies and services, or behavioural science can apply for up to four subjects Advanced Standing.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points in the recommended sequence below.

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate on completion of the relevant subjects. Refer to links below for structure requirements for these two exit awards.

Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) - 80 credit points

Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) - 40 credit points

Recommended Sequence

Part-time

Years 1 and 2 are offered in alternate calendar years, and are interchangeable. Students select from the subjects on offer in each semester/ year of enrolment. Not all listed subjects will be offered in every year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Semester 1  
CEDS 7003 Research Methods in Education 10
TEAC 7068 Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts 10
Semester 2  
HUMN 7027 Leading Change 10
Select any one subject, from the Masters programs listed below, in consultation with your Academic Program Advisor 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Semester 1  
TEAC 7026 Designing Curriculum Futures 10
TEAC 7100 Principles and Practices of Evaluation 10
Semester 2  
TEAC 7063 Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth 10
Select any one subject, from the Masters programs listed below, in consultation with your Academic Program Advisor 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Semester 1  
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
Select any one subject, from the Masters programs listed below, in consultation with your Academic Program Advisor 10
Semester 2  
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
Select any one subject, from the Masters programs listed below, in consultation with your Academic Program Advisor 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

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In Consultation with your Academic Program Advisor, select four subjects from the follow Masters Programs

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