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Master of International Education (School Leadership)

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Master of International Education (School Leadership)

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CSU's Master of International Education (School Leadership) blends theory and practice and challenges educational leaders to bring a global perspective to address issues confronting them in their professional settings.

  • Why study this course?

    The Master of International Education (School Leadership) has been designed for practicing educators wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within their professional setting. Graduates of this course bring a global perspective to teaching, learning and leading their educational organisation. They will be more capable to strengthen learning outcomes in their current professional setting and more confident to explore other contexts within which to practice. The course brings an international focus to local circumstances within educational organisations by:

    • exploring school leadership issues through critical and in-depth reflection of theory, international experience and practice
    • bringing findings from academic study and field experience to the systematic analysis of educational issues important to successful learning in schools and other educational and training organisations at the local level
    • applying theoretical, intellectual and methodological tools to investigate local and global events and their impact on learning and education.

    The course is recognised by international credentialing agencies. It responds to the professional needs of educators to anticipate issues, analyse responses from local and global perspectives and implement strategies which are principled, prudent and practical. 

    Meets your professional goals

    CSU's Master of International Education (School Leadership) assists you in achieving your career goals whilst building your confidence and capacity as a global leader in the education professions.  It consists of core subjects, which focus on international education leadership, perspectives and international educational research, and a wide range of elective subjects. The electives enable you to pursue your professional objectives or engage in your desired research orientation which can also lead into further study at the doctorate level. The course is structured to allow streamlined articulation of these core and elective subjects. This provides purposeful continuity between your academic, project and research interests ensuring the course has a high level of relevance to your individual career.

    Recognises your prior learning

    The Master of International Education (School Leadership) consists of 10 subjects, and students may be able to receive credit for prior learning for up to five subjects (applications for credit are considered on an individual basis).

    Applicants from Ontario may be eligible for credit (maximum five courses) for completion of any of the following:

    • PQP Parts 1 and 2 Standard or with a Masters Dimension through OPC or CPCO
    • Experienced Principal’s Development Course, and/or the Leading Educators across the Planet International Exchange Program and/or the Special Education for Administrators Program
    • Schedule D three-part additional qualifications specialists as approved and cited by the Ontario College of Teachers.
    Create your own study schedule

    Progression through this degree can be adapted to your personal study schedule. From anywhere in the world, you can customise your participation; study from home, at work and at times that suit you and your lifestyle. CSU provides a high level of support through our collaborative online environment which facilitates efficient, responsive exchange with instructors and with your classmates, as well as providing access to learning resources and the full range of CSU online student services.

  • Career opportunities
    As a graduate of CSU's Master of International Education (School Leadership) you will have the capacity to:
    • achieve a promotion
    • increase your professional mobility
    • apply global perspectives to your professional setting
    • gain an internationally recognised degree.

    The course will prepare an international community of leaders engaged locally, thinking globally to:

    • improve student outcomes in your school other professional setting
    • apply the best standards of practice
    • contribute to local and international communities
    • exercise ethical judgement and informed discernment
    • engage self-directed professional growth.
  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of 80 subject points. All subjects listed are 8 credit points unless otherwise stated.

    Core subjects
    ESA510 School Leadership 1
    ESA512 International Educational Leadership
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    either
    EEP511 International Perspectives in Education
    or
    ESA509 Advanced School Leadership

    Restricted Electives
    Students select from the following list to accumulate a maximum of 48 subject points.

    EEB504 Data Informed Practice
    EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
    EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
    EEP511 International Perspectives in Education
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 subject points)
    ERP504 Research Thesis (24 subject points)
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    ESA504 Educational Policy Analysis
    ESA509 Advanced School Leadership
    ESA511 School Leadership 2 (credited subject only – for Ontario Canadian PQP 1 and 2 [Masters Dimension])
    ESA513 Leading Learning
    ESA514 Catholic Educational Leadership

    Recognition of credit

    A maximum of 40 subject points can be granted as credit.

    Key Subject/s
    ESA512 International Educational Leadership is a key subject in the Master of International Education (School Leadership) from 201230.

    Requirements for further study
    If students wish to meet the requirements to proceed at a later stage to a Doctor of Philosophy program, they should complete and achieve at a very high level subjects in Educational Research Methodology and a Research Project subject, that is:
    • EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    • EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    • EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

    It is also recommended that students undertake a major research project, that is:
    • ERP504 Research Thesis (24 subject points)
    or
    • ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 subject points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Part-time enrolment pattern

    Year 1 Session 1
    ESA512 International Educational Leadership.

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 1 Session 2

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 1

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 2

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 3 Session 1

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

     

    Full-time enrolment pattern

    Year 1 Session 1
    ESA512 International Educational Leadership.

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 1 Session 2

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 1

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

    [         ] Core or Restricted Elective

  • Admission information

    An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of International Education (School Leadership) must have at least the following minimum qualifications:

    • hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary); or
    • possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty.
     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJEMS
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOEIE

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must successfully complete 80 subject points specified in the course structure to be eligible for graduation.

  • How to apply
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  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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