Master of Leadership and Management in Education
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The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program is focused on exposing students to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, this program explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research to refine and improve practice in their own contexts. Many alumni of the program have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study.
The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program at the University of Newcastle is a cutting edge, practically oriented, highly relevant master's degree program for education of leaders and managers. This program has an innovative structure which enables students to choose either a school, higher education or TVET leadership specialisation. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program has attracted students from all Australian states and territories, and over 34 countries. The program has been completed, not only by teachers and school executives, but also by senior nurses, nursing managers, military personnel, and business managers.
Alumni from the program have been very successful in advancing their careers. Graduates may find opportunities in the following areas: head or leading teacher positions; assistant or deputy principal positions; school principal positions; educational administrators; and curriculum leaders, among others.
Candidates will normally hold a Bachelor Degree of the University of Newcastle or any other recognised tertiary institution. It is assumed that applicants also have the equivalent of two years of relevant workplace experience.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.
Two years of relevant workplace experience.
Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may enter via the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.
Completed Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies in the specialisation of Leadership and Management and other relevant qualifications may seek credit of up to 40 units.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
To qualify for the Master of Leadership and Management in Education program students must successfully complete 80 units which consists of:
- Core Courses (20 units)
- A Specialisation - School Leadership, Higher Education Leadership or TVET Leadership (40 Units)
- Electives (20 units).
Each specialisation requires the successful completion of:
- Compulsory Courses (10 units)
- Directed Courses (30 units) or Educational Research Directed Courses (40 units - see note below).
Please note the following about the Educational Research Directed Courses option:
- Program Convenor permission is required to enrol in Educational Research Directed Courses.
- Students must enrol in EDUC6048, EDUC6026 and EDUC6027 and one other research methodology course.
- 10 units of electives will be used to make up the units in the Educational Research Directed Courses.
- The Minor Thesis is to be completed in the area of the specialisation.
NB: The Higher Education specialisation and the TVET specialisation are not currently available. For further information contact the Program Convenor
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, and which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to check existing arrangements at "Further information". Students should consult with the Student Hub or Program Convenor for further information re transition arrangements.
For students who have completed courses prior to 2012, the following arrangements will apply:
- If you have completed EDUC6016, you will receive credit for EDUC6350 or an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6019, you will receive credit for EDUC6351 or an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6032, you will received credit for EDUC6352 or an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6033, you will receive credit for EDUC6450 or an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6034, you will receive credit for EDUC6353
- If you have completed EDUC6035, you will received credit for EDUC6451 or an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6038, you will receive credit for an elective
- If you have completed EDUC6050, you will receive credit for EDUC6049 or an elective.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|EDUC6020||Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (GradSchool)
|EDUC6353||Leading and Managing Educational Change||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)|
Semester 2 - 2013 (GradSchool)
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|Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.||20 units|
|Back to topHigher Education Leadership (Not available 2013) Specialisation (click to hide)|
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