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University of Wollongong

Wollongong , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership)

The Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in educational settings such as schools, early childhood, higher education and vocational education.

During this degree you will gain extensive practical skills and an advanced theoretical understanding of educational leadership and management, and learn how to apply this to your practice as an educator. You will enhance your skills in areas such as mentoring new educators, managing curricula and assessment, supporting staff development, and leading organisational change. Throughout this degree you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate. You will also conduct an individualised research project that aligns with your work and interests.

You will broaden your Educational Leadership study by undertaking further study in one of the following additional focus areas:

Higher Education
Digital Technologies for Learning
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.

Campus Information

Wollongong

UOW’s main Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia. Less than two kilometres east is UOW’s Innovation Campus – a research and technology precinct that houses innovative organisations as well as some of UOW’s leading research institutes.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 8

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
15 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

We provide resources, programs, events and services to help students to establish appropriate career goals and to identify pathways and strategies to achieve those goals.
University of Wollongong support students in the following ways:

1. ORGANISE JOB FAIRS
2. JOB BOARD
3. CAREERS EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
4. WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

PSW Opportunity

Students can get 2 years PSW visa if they complete the studies from Sydney Camus and 3 years PSW visa if the course is completed from Wollongong Campus.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A recognised bachelor's degree in education or teaching, and one of the following:
 
postgraduate qualifications in any field; or
professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.
OR
 
A recognised bachelor’s degree in any field, and one of the following:
 
postgraduate qualifications in education or teaching; or
professional experience equivalent to two years full-time in an educational field considered by the School to be appropriate to the program of study.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students who wish to enrol in the elective subject EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL must demonstrate proficient professional and communication skills. This subject requires students to undertake 20 hours of supervised professional experience in an ESL classroom.
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:
 
English Test
Overall Score
 
Reading
 
Writing
 
Listening
 
Speaking
 
IELTS Academic
6.5
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
TOEFL (Internet-based)
86
 
18
 
18
 
17
 
17
 
UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)
 
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.
 
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Applicants with a major study in Education plus three years' teaching experience may be eligible for credit for one session of study (24 credit points).
 
Applicants who have completed one of the following may be eligible for up to 36 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership):
 
 
NSW Primary Principals Association Principals Credential
 
AIS participants completing the Flagship program
 
Three Rivers: Leading Innovation for Inspired Learning
 
School Leadership Institute Aspiring Principals Leadership Program
 
ACEL participants completing the Early Career Principal Program may be eligible for up to 30 credit points of credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).
 
Students who complete the UOW ‘Leading Professional Learning Through Mentoring’ course will receive 6 credit points of specified credit towards the Master of Education (Educational Leadership).