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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), 96 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 ED801, EDL804 and EDL905 (36 credit points), four elective units (48 credit points), at least two of which must be leadership electives, and the Capstone Unit, EDL940 (12 credit points). At least 50% of the total number of units (including EDL905 and EDL940) must be at AQF 9.

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

Students complete three core units ED801, EDL804 and EDL905 (36 credit points), one unit from the leadership electives (12 credit points) and complete the two Research Methods units (24 credit points) and a Research Thesis (24 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 (compulsory) ED801 Worldview Assumptions in Education 12 1,6,7
EDL804 The Essentials of Christian School Leadership 12 1,2,3,4,5
EDL905 Leadership Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges 12 1,7
Elective Units
Leadership Electives EDL924 Leading and Managing in Educational Settings 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
EDL925 Quiet Leadership 12 2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL926 Effective Leading and Mentoring 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Electives EDE820 Teaching from a Christian Perspective 12 2,3,4,5,7
EDE821 Christian Schools as Learning Communities 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDE911 Neurodiversity and the Nature of Learning 12 1,2,6
EDE912 Special Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
EDE913 Digital Technologies and Effective Pedagogy 12 2,3,4,5,6,7
ED931 Spirituality, Psychology and Teaching 12 1,6,7
ED932 Directed Study 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Capstone Unit EDL940 Educational Leadership Project (final unit) 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Research Units ED990 Research Methods in Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ED991 Advanced Research Methods in Education 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
EDL992 Research Thesis in Educational Leadership 24 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)