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C04307v1 Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)

Award(s): Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) (MEd)
UAC code: 940200 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 087992B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Exit award
Other information

Overview

This course is for educators and learning and development professionals wishing to enhance their practice and future career opportunities. It focuses on innovating, leading, learning and research – all crucial to contemporary professional practice. It uses cutting-edge practice-based approaches that offer a high level of customisation. Students from diverse work backgrounds benefit from interaction with peers from a range of industry contexts, while focusing their work on issues relevant to them and their practice. The course is specifically designed to bring the latest in technology-enhanced teaching to busy professionals using a blended learning approach.

This course offers a high level of customisation. Students can tailor their course, learning outcomes and assessments to their own workplace practice and career development through the innovative Capability Wrap. The course builds on UTS's renowned Learning.Futures approach, specifically designed for busy professionals. The research-inspired teaching approach incorporates UTS: Education's strong international reputation for research in professional and workplace learning.

Career options

Career options include positions in leadership; policy; educational, learning and development, and training positions in schools; VET providers; higher education; universities; the corporate sector; health services; government; community and non-governmental organisations; peak bodies; and professional associations.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical basis of learning and leading in practice
1.2 Make research-informed judgements about complex professional learning practice
1.3 Demonstrate a critical understanding and capacity to use technologies for learning and leading
1.4 Lead and develop innovative learning in professional environments
1.5 Critically analyse and act on ongoing learning goals within professional contexts
2.1 Demonstrate research literacy skills and design and execute investigations into complex learning, leading and/or innovation in a substantial independent project
2.2 Reflect critically on theory and professional practice using highly developed analytical skills
3.1 Demonstrate critical understanding of, and respond to, changes in local, national and global professional contexts
3.2 Be culturally sensitive professionals with a broad knowledge of international practice
4.1 Respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, policies and priorities and their implications for learning, leading, and research
5.1 Responsible, ethical and accountable professionals with a strong sense of social responsibility
6.1 Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills to mediate complex knowledge and skills for a variety of audiences

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree, the degree must be in any ASCED Field of Education group (01 to 09) and applicants must have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience in the following ANZSCO groups: 01 Managers, 02 Professional, 03 Technicians and Trades Workers, 04 Community and Personal Service Workers, 05 Clerical and Administrative Workers, and 06 Sales Workers. Employment experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants in the employment question on their UAC application.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted credit recognition of 24 credit points (four subjects) if they hold:

  • a bachelor's degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification, or
  • a four-year pre-service teacher education qualification including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for graduate teacher status.

Courses accredited by teacher education regulatory authorities are eligible for credit recognition. In NSW, BOSTES is the regulatory authority and relevant degrees are listed at BOSTES. In other states and territories, similar authorities provide lists of accredited four-year degrees or postgraduate teaching qualifications.

Credit recognition for these students is granted for all of the following:

  • CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership)
  • 013222 Designing Innovative Learning
  • 013226 Leading Innovative Practices.

Credit recognition of other formal learning is assessed on a case-by-case basis and in line with the UTS Credit Recognition Policy.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

The course's blended mode enables flexible study, in block mode classes supplemented with online activities, for students who are working.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points of subjects. Students can choose up to two electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91115 Fostering Learning Practices 24cp
STM91116 Leading Learning and Innovation 24cp
STM91117 Investigating Learning and Innovation 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Example full-time and part-time programs are shown below.

full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013220 Launching Learning   6cp
013221 Learning in the Digital Age   6cp
013225 Leading Learning   6cp
013228 Research Practices   6cp
Spring session
013222 Designing Innovative Learning   6cp
013223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
013224 Navigating Policy in Changing Environments   6cp
CBK91210 Electives   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
013226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
013227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
013229 Investigating Learning and Innovation 1 (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership) 12cp  
part time
Year 1
Autumn session
013220 Launching Learning   6cp
013221 Learning in the Digital Age   6cp
Spring session
013222 Designing Innovative Learning   6cp
013223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
013228 Research Practices   6cp
013225 Leading Learning   6cp
Spring session
013224 Navigating Policy in Changing Environments   6cp
CBK91210 Electives   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
013226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
013227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
Spring session
013229 Investigating Learning and Innovation 1 (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership) 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
013220 Launching Learning   6cp
013222 Designing Innovative Learning   6cp
013224 Navigating Policy in Changing Environments   6cp
CBK91210 Electives   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
013221 Learning in the Digital Age   6cp
013225 Leading Learning   6cp
013226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
013228 Research Practices   6cp
Spring session
013223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
013227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
013229 Investigating Learning and Innovation 1 (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership) 12cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
013220 Launching Learning   6cp
013222 Designing Innovative Learning   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
013221 Learning in the Digital Age   6cp
013228 Research Practices   6cp
Spring session
013223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
CBK91210 Electives   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
013225 Leading Learning   6cp
013226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
Spring session
013224 Navigating Policy in Changing Environments   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership) 12cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
013227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
013229 Investigating Learning and Innovation 1 (Capstone)   6cp

Exit award

Students can exit this course after completing 48 credit points with a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Leadership (C06117) or after completing 24 credit points with a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Leadership (C11255).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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