Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 24 months part time.|
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Lea Waters
ContactMGSE Student Centre, PH: 8344 8285
|Course Overview:||The Master in School Leadership is designed to develop the next generation of school leaders by fostering self knowledge and building the leadership skills required for senior appointments in schools and across the educational system. The course follows a multidisciplinary approach drawing on fields such as education, psychology, organisational behaviour and change management. The Master in School Leadership includes the completion of four compulsory subjects over a two year period. The focus of the course expands from an initial emphasis on leading self and others (subject 1), to leading teams (subject 2), to leading organisations and environments (subject 3) and, finally, to leading change (subject 4).|
Students completing this course should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Participants are required to accumulate 100 points of course work. Students complete 4 compulsory subjects.
Participants are required to accumulate 100 points of course work. Students complete 4 compulsory subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
|Entry Requirements:||A four year Education qualification OR a three year degree plus a diploma in Education, or equivalent. |
Relevant teaching work experience.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
In all courses
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
|Graduate Attributes:||The program is built on the premise that students coming into the program will have a firm foundation of disciplinary knowledge and analytical skills, and have considerable school teaching experience. The program will allow students to build their leadership skills such as creating visions, communication, problem solving, use of narratives, relationship management and appreciative inquiry. The program will allow students to build their scholarly skills such as analysis of school-level data, report writing, and critically evaluating school leadership research. Students' capacity for critical inquiry and professional reflection will be built through reflective assessment. A highly collaborative environment will enable students to develop skills for distributed leadership and collaborative leadership. Students will understand the policy landscape and the processes for making policy at school and system level, so that they can intervene and justify producing change. The leading change subject will help students to develop action-research skills in leading a school through change.|
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