Highlights

  • Ideal for people who are current or aspiring leaders in educational settings.
  • Gain advanced knowledge in leadership and management, including leading and managing people, strategic management, and managing change.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Ideal for people who are current or aspiring leaders in educational settings.
  • Gain advanced knowledge in leadership and management, including leading and managing people, strategic management, and managing change.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

The Master of Education course is flexible and innovative and can be custom designed to your needs. Our world-class academics are leaders in their fields who will engage you in deep professional learning and reflection to expand your knowledge and skills. 

The Educational Leadership Specialisation in the Master of Education will help established and emerging leaders to understand themselves and understand how to lead professional learning, activate innovation, and make informed, ethical decisions.

Leaders play a vital role in educational communities. Leaders who know themselves, and how to lead the learning of others can confidently and purposefully navigate the ambiguous and emergent situations encountered in a constantly changing landscape. In education contexts, this leadership will impact the lives of children, educators and communities for generations. At QUT, leaders are challenged to learn about ways to lead that can create sustainable and socially just educational communities.

Learn from the best

The teaching team has extensive experience in school leadership and teacher mentoring. The course is backed by QUT’s evidence-based research programs working to develop solutions to current and emerging issues in education.

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What to expect

In QUT’s educational leadership specialisation you will learn:

  • more about yourself as a leader and how to develop adaptive and resilient leadership approaches that foster wellbeing for self and others in learning contexts
  • how to lead the collective learning and development of others, whether you are a mentor, middle leader, professional developer, or school or system leader
  • how to identify, design and strategically activate innovation by working with people to realise meaningful change
  • how to evaluate policy and ideas, represent evidence of program impacts, and make ethical decisions.

Flexible delivery

You may study the course full time or part time. You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Customise your degree

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. You can build the Master of Education to suit your interests and needs. The course has three components:

  1. Choose one specialisation OR units of your choice. If you meet the advanced standing requirements for the one-year program, go to component 2.
  2. Add a specialisation OR units of your choice.
  3. Add a research component tailored to your interests and workplace needs.  

 

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Master of Education graduates with the Educational Leadership specialisation will be able to use their knowledge to informally and formally lead in education communities, including early childhood education and care centres, schools, tertiary institutions and training providers in a range of industries.

Early exit

You can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) if you have completed the four specialisation units. You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Research pathways

If you are interested in pursuing higher degree research it is recommended that you include 48 credit points of research units to build your capabilities.

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

Requirements

Course code
EU71
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

 

1 year program

A recognised:

  • bachelor honours degree in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in any discipline plus graduate certificate in teaching or education; or
  • graduate diploma (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in teaching or education plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in teaching or education.

Minimum academic requirements

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

1 year program

A recognised bachelor degree:

  • in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and a completed recognised graduate certificate (or higher) in the field of education with GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • in the field of education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in teaching or education.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $29,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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