Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration)

Course summary for current students

Year

2016 course information

Award granted Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration)
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE746

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Education (MEd) is offered to professional educators. You can choose to do coursework only, or you can combine coursework with a research paper.

The Master of Education builds upon graduate certificates offered within the Faculty and, if undertaken with a research paper, may articulate to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

As a graduate of this course you will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; translate into practice your experiences and understandings of the program; and select appropriate research methods and techniques for educational research projects.

The management of learning is becoming a feature of many complex organisations that see themselves as 'learning organisations'. This course explores what might constitute the responsibilities of those involved in managing such organisations and the learning processes within them. While schools are a focus of much of the work in this program the basic ideas are equally applicable to other learning organizations and those who work within them.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)

Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Articulation

Masters courses require a research component to lead to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

To be awarded a Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration), students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:

Coursework only for appellation

  • a minimum of 5 credit points from units listed for the Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (including selected generic units chosen in consultation with MEd course director) of which at least three are specific to the appellation; and
  • up to 3 credit points from any units at masters level offered by the School of Education.

Note: The coursework-only degree does not qualify for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy program. Future doctoral applicants with this degree will need to undertake research studies at the required standard equivalent to those in the research pathway (see below).

Coursework with research paper for appellation

  • a minimum of 3 credit points from units listed for the Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (including selected generic units chosen in consultation with course director) of which at least two are specific to the appellation;
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX703 & EDX704 Research Paper Part A and Part B ** undertaken in the chosen specialist area, and
  • up to 2 credit points from any unit at masters level offered by the School of Education chosen in consultation with the MEd course director.

*Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the MEd course director.

** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

Coursework with minor thesis for appellation

  • two credit points of units specific to the Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration);
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX705 & EDX706 Minor Thesis Part A and Part B ** undertaken in the chosen specialist area, and
  • up to 1 credit point from any unit at Masters level offered by the School of Education chosen in consultation with the MEd course director.

Note: Only available in special cases with approval from the MEd course director after completion of two units at distinction level or higher.

*Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the MEd course director.

** Minor Thesis Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

Course structure

Students who wish to undertake a course with appellation will select appropriate specialist units in consultation with the relevant course director, taking into account any particular course requirements for that particular appellation.

Specialist units for appellation

ECM704Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration

ECM705School Cultures and Contexts

EXE732Social Justice and Difference

EXE735Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

EXE738Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts

Note: ECM704, ECM705, EXE737 are specific for this appellation

Generic units

Ten generic units have been developed for the Masters programs. They focus on contemporary educational issues which can be applied to any specialist study and are designed to be compatible with on-line technologies and to complement the specialist units. Each generic unit may be tailored toward the specialist interests of the student.

ETL715Internationalising the Curriculum

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE732Social Justice and Difference

EXE733Assessing Learning

EXE734New Technologies in Education and Training

EXE735Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability

EXE736Knowledge, Learning and Learners

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

EXE738Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts

Note: EXE734 is a wholly Cloud (online) unit