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Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration)

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Award granted Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration)
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE746

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.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)
Graduate Certificate of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (E546)

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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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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
  • EXR796/797 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
  • EXR798/799 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.

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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

Trimester 1 and trimester 3

ECM704 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration  

 

 

Trimester 1

 

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  


Trimester 2

ECM705 School Cultures and Contexts  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

EXE732 Social Justice and Difference  

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability  

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.
EXE731 Professional Learning and Development  

EXE732 Social Justice and Difference  

EXE733 Assessing Learning  

EXE734 New Technologies in Education and Training  *

 

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability  

EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

Note: EXE734 is a wholly Cloud (online) unit

*EXE734 not offered 2014, reoffered 2015 subject to approval.

 

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