Master of School Leadership

Course 676AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Dr David Gurr


Education Student Centre

Level 2 Alice Hoy Building

Course Overview: The Master of School Leadership is a 100 point one year full time or two years part-time degree for current and potential school leaders.The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a capacity for leadership through critical exploration of different conceptual frameworks and policy understandings, and to shape work practices that are informed by current research.

This course is offered on a fee-paying basis only, in intensive study mode.


Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • effective school and systemic leadership;
  • strategies for innovation and transformation of schools to improve outcomes for all students in all settings;
  • the use of data to drive change and intervention focussed on improvement of teaching and learning;
  • contemporary issues in education and the role of the leader in dealing with these issues in the school setting
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Participants must complete the core subjects before selecting 37.5 points of elective subjects
Subject Options: Core subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
In many cases, students may either be required or advised to complete:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
37.5 points of elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, September
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry in the Master of School Leadership if the applicant has:
  • completed an undergraduate degree and an appropriate fourth-year level education qualification, or a four-year education degree; and
  • a documented record of at least five full-time equivalent years of professional or teaching experience in a school sector/s.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
Generic Skills:

The course will

  • provide opportunities for students to develop connections with other schools and researchers both locally and more widely;
  • enhance the capacity of students to combine historical analysis with analyses of contemporary policy options;
  • enhance student skills in research and scholarly writing;
  • enhance student skills in reflective practice
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