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Master Of Education (Leadership)

Course Description

The Master of Education (Leadership) aims to equip and enable you to better fulfil your role as a Christian educator in leadership. Written from a Christian worldview each unit is designed to challenge and transform your thinking and practice in education. The course is offered on line with lecturers who are qualified and experienced Christian educators.

Graduate Attributes and Course Learning Outcomes

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Entry Requirements

Master of Education (Leadership) applicant should have as a minimum an accredited three year Bachelor degree in any discipline together with a strategic role and experience in an education institution.

Applicants who first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. This would normally be equivalent to a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with the minimum score in the reading and written component being 7.0.

Course Duration
  • Minimum 1 year.
  • Maximum 8 years
Study Modes

This course is delivered fully online.

Course Type


Course Area

Education Courses

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Course Pathways

To complete the Master of Education (Leadership), 72 credit points (cp) are required in total. Students can choose one of two pathways through the Course.

Pathway 1: Coursework (8 units)

Students complete three core units EDL501, EDL560 and EDL563 (27 credit points), at least three units from the Leadership Strand of which the final unit must be the capstone unit (27 credit points) and two elective units (18 credit points).

Pathway 2: Coursework (4 units) and Research (4 units)

Students complete three core units EDL501, EDL560 and EDL563 (27 credit points), one unit from the Leadership Strand (9 credit points), the Research Methods unit and Advanced Research Methods (18 credit points) and the Research Thesis (18 credit points).

"There is a desperate need for Christian leaders who know and are committed to leading in a Christian manner."


Master of Education (Leadership)

Core Units 3 units EDL501 Worldview Assumptions in Educational Leadership 9 1,6,7
EDL560 The Essentials of Christian School Leadership 9 1,2,3,4,5
EDL563 Leadership Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges 9 1
Elective Strands
Leadership Strand EDL564 Leading and Managing in Educational Settings 9 1,2,3,4,5
EDL565 Quiet Leadership 9 2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL566 Effective Leading and Mentoring 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Contextual Strand ED572 Spirituality, Psychology and Teaching 9 1,6,7
ED531 Directed Study 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Capstone Unit EDL583 Educational Leadership Project (Capstone Unit) 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Research Strand ED591 Research Methods in Education 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ED595 Advanced Research Methods in Education: Research Design and Proposal Development 9 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL592 Research Thesis in Educational Leadership 18 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Course units aligned with the AITSL – Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) 

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