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Master of International Education (School Leadership)

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Master of International Education (School Leadership)

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Do you want to become a School Principal? Do you want to build your confidence and capacity as a global leader in any education setting?

CSU’s Master of International Education (School Leadership) will give you the skills and knowledge to become an extremely effective school leader, and improve learning outcomes for your students and professional outcomes for your staff.

Be a part of the cutting edge of global education, and explore the ways that education providers around the world respond to and engage with educational issues.

  • Why study this course?

    • Gain an internationally recognised qualification and increase your employment opportunities
    • Learn from experienced lecturers and educators with extensive school leadership experience
    • Study anywhere, anytime, with our dedicated online learning system
    • Build a professional network of educational leaders
    CSU’s Master of International Education (School Leadership) combines the latest theories on global education with practical assignments and innovative resources.

    Delivered entirely online, the degree enables you to study in a way that suits your lifestyle. It means that you can study while working – so you can apply what you learn directly to your workplace.

  • Career opportunities
    CSU’s Master of International Education (School Leadership) prepares teachers to become school principals. It provides the knowledge and skills to lead in educational settings internationally, as well as increasing your professional mobility and ability to apply global perspectives to any professional setting.
  • Professional recognition
    The course is recognised by international credentialing agencies, in particular the Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) and Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario (CPCO).


  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    The Master of International Education (School Leadership) consists of 10 subjects, and you 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, Canada may be eligible for credit (maximum five courses) for completion of any of the following:

    • Principals Qualification Program (PQP) Parts 1 and 2 Standard, or with a Masters Dimension through the Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) and Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario (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.

  • Workplace learning

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

    Working with Children Check

    All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

    Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

    The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

  • 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!
    Find out more

  • 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
    Apply direct to CSU

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    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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  • About the School
    School of Teacher Education

    Whether you are thinking about a pre-service teaching qualification, a graduate certificate, diploma, masters or a doctorate, CSU’s School of Teacher Education staff hold the expertise so that you can reach your personal and professional goals. Based on CSU’s Bathurst and Dubbo campuses, the School focuses on developing sustainable learning and teaching strategies, creating a community of passionate educators. Courses within the school concentrate on teacher education programs in the early childhood, primary, secondary, inclusive education, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), as well as servicing many of the Faculty's distance education programs.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS034 - Essay Writing - Style and Structure
    • SSS032 - Introduction to Online Learning

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.

  • 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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