Master of Educational Leadership

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Educational Leadership course is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards. Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration (ELMA), and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church (Buckingham, 2010). Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles. The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs. Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants' needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Designed for

Teachers, administrators and aspiring administrators


120 Credit Points.


  • Educational leadership

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification
  • Or Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

Study pathways

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy. Exit points are Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $34,080 No No information available

Further information

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

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