Are you wanting to advance your knowledge of the latest theory and research that informs educational leadership practice? The Master of Educational Leadership provides an advanced understanding of the field of educational leadership, and the ability to apply disciplinary principles and practices to new or complex educational environments. You will be encouraged to share your own research and experience with other students to better understand and develop leadership roles. The degree includes a wide range of electives, allowing you to tailor your course to suit your individual educational leadership interests and aspirations.

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Why choose this degree?

The Master of Educational Leadership provides an advanced understanding of recent developments in theory, research and practice in educational leadership.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree will give aspiring and current educational leaders advanced skills in and understanding of the field.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Lead education in schools from all sectors

Entry requirements

*A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching) OR

*A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW. Credit Transfer

The maximum credit transfer in the Master of Educational Leadership is 50% (that is,24 uoc). Recognised courses must have have been completed within the last ten years, provided the content is relevant and/or meet BOSTES requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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