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Master of Educational Leadership

Course Description


This is a well-established and popular course that is oriented to the needs of professionals and researchers in education and strongly supported by a broad range of experts in the field of educational leadership.

Course description, features and facilities

This course is suited to educators (government and non-government schools, universities and TAFE) who are leading or aspiring to be leaders in their organisations.

The course introduces participants to theory as well as national and international educational practices. Participants can then connect these considerations with their own experiences and, through dialogue and the sharing of ideas and information, broaden their knowledge and enhance their capabilities. The course also provides an opportunity for participants to develop specialised research skills as a foundation for further professional investigation in the substantive area of educational leadership.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (36 points):

S1 EDUC5610 Human Resource Development in Education
S2, OS EDUC5612 Leadership for Learning
NS, S1, S2, OS EDUC5620 Master's Dissertation (12 points)
NS, OS EDUC5631 Approaches to Research
NS, S1 EDUC5658 Education Policy Trends: Global to Local

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

NS EDUC5523 Education Law
S1 EDUC5606 Advance Course in Rasch Measurement Theory
NS, S1 EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology
S1 EDUC5616 International and Comparative Education
NS, OS EDUC5633 Quantitative Inquiry
S2, OS EDUC5634 Qualitative Inquiry
NS, S1 EDUC5636 Assessment and Measurement
NS, S2 EDUC5637 Measurement and Evaluation
S2 EDUC5638 Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory
NS EDUC5639 Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
NS, S1, S2 EDUC5660 Education Studies
S1, S2 EDUC5661 Education Studies
N/A EDUC5662 Action Research and Curriculum Innovation
S2, OS EDUC5678 Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum

Visit the Master of Educational Leadership page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

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