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What will I learn?

Provides an opportunity for motivated professionals concerned with educational practice to undertake advanced coursework in a field of particular interest.

The course provides students with knowledge and understandings across a range of specialist areas suited to each student's needs and choices.

For current and aspiring educational leaders who value the importance of effective leadership and its impact on organisational success and student learning.

Provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to lead and support the evolving needs of educational settings. Engaging in this advanced coursework will enable students to gain a real-world understanding of educational leadership and develop their ability to provide skillful and authentic leadership practice in any educational setting.

Learning Outcomes

Analyse complex problems to generate creative solutions within a chosen the specialisation of educational leadership.

Critically analyse professional approaches, knowledge and skills related to educational leadership within a diverse range of educative contexts.

Manage own learning within a collaborative learning environment.

Transmit specialised knowledge, skills and ideas related to educational leadership to audiences engaged in education.

Employment opportunities

Graduates from this specialisation can choose from a wide variety of positions that require leadership. The specialisation will prepare graduates for informal and formal leadership positions across all school systems (Government, independent and Catholic) as well as universities and early learning centres.

Possible future job titles

Teachers, Head of Learning Area (HOLA), Year Coordinator, Student Service Coordinator, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal, Principal, Directors or supervisor

Which department am I in?

School of Education

CRICOS

034459F

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,600.00 (17,73,667) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,600

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street,

MOUNT LAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6050, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Education. Alternatively applicants can have a Bachelor level degree in any other field, plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or a Master of Teaching, with equivalents considered.

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

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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