University of Technology Sydney

C04427v1 Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)

Award(s): Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) (MEd)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Online campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

As demand for education and learning professionals grows, leading learning and innovation is becoming critical to meeting contemporary and emerging issues in diverse workplaces.

The Master of Education (Learning and Leadership), offered fully online, is designed for professionals who are looking to lead and support learning innovation in their practice or organisation, whether in corporate, health, public sector, school, higher education or community settings.

The course aims to provide students with a robust and flexible toolkit of research-informed skills and knowledge to enhance and innovate learning practices.

The Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) allows students to customise their learning and assessments to meet specific professional aspirations and upskilling needs. With a focus on fostering learning practices, investigating learning and innovation, and leading learning and innovation, the course aims to provide students with specialised knowledge, skills and opportunities to shape learning within a professional context.

Students engage and learn with globally connected teaching staff who are actively involved in cutting-edge research using award winning approaches to teaching and learning.

Unique to UTS, this course is designed with busy full-time working professionals in mind. Being fully online, the course helps students feel accomplished and supported at the same time.

Career options

Graduates of the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) are well equipped to lead innovative learning across diverse environments in the context of rapidly evolving digital technologies and work practices. Career options include Corporate Learning and Development, School Leadership/Learning and Development, Nurse/health educator, Learning Designer/Technologist, Training/Learning Consultant, Adult Community Educator, Coaching/Mentoring, Organisational Development, Capability Manager, and Trainer/Facilitator.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Synthesise advanced knowledge of complex concepts to make research and theory informed judgements about a broad range of professional learning and / or leading practices
1.2 Use and critically analyse technologies for leading learning and /or leading practices
1.3 Lead, develop and evaluate innovative learning in professional environments
1.4 Identify, critically analyse and act on evolving personalised learning goals relevant to professional contexts
2.1 Apply research skills to investigate complex learning, leading or innovation practices
2.2 Critically and creatively reflect on complex relationships between theory and professional practice using highly developed analytical skills
3.1 Critically evaluate and apply sensitive and critical understanding of intercultural aspects of professional practice, and changes in local, national and global contexts
4.1 Engage respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledges, histories, policies and priorities and their implications for learning, leading or research
5.1 Apply and critically evaluate principles of social justice, impact and engagement to be responsible, ethical and accountable learning professionals
6.1 Apply strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage diverse audiences around complex professional practice issues

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.

The English proficiency requirement for 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.

Local students

For applicants with an academic qualification, the qualification must be in any ASCED Field of Education group (01 to 10) and the 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.

Related work experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants in the employment question on their application and CV.

Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may still be considered for admission via the assessment of a CV and personal statement which outlines the applicant’s interest in, and understanding of, the course.

Recognition of prior learning

Applicants who hold either:

  • a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate teacher education qualification including professional experience; or
  • a four-year pre-service teacher education qualification including professional experience.

may be eligible for 24 credit points (four subjects) of recognition of prior learning. The teacher education qualifications must be accredited by Australian teacher education regulatory authorities. In NSW, NESA is the regulatory authority, and relevant degrees are listed at NESA. In other states and territories, similar authorities provide lists of accredited four-year degrees or postgraduate teaching qualifications. The 24 credit points of RPL comprises the core subjects of 014222 Designing Innovative Learning and 014226 Leading Innovative Practices, as well as 12 credit points (2 subjects) of electives. This means that the Master's degree can be completed part-time in 16 months.

Applicants who hold:

  • an adult education degree (e.g. TAFE/VET teachers, VET managers, L&D professionals, health educators) , and
  • a bachelor’s degree in the field of adult education, and
  • can demonstrate four years of full-time relevant work experience

may be eligible for 12 credit points (two electives subjects) of recognition of prior learning.

Other recognition of prior learning is assessed on a case-by-case basis and in line with the UTS Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 10 core and three elective subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91572 Education (Learning and Leadership) Level 3 24cp
STM91573 Education (Learning and Leadership) Level 2 24cp
014220 Learning and its Trajectories 6cp
014222 Designing Innovative Learning 6cp
014225 Leading Learning 6cp
014221 Learning in the Digital Age 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Example program of study for a student studying part-time who begins in Session 2 of Year 1 is shown below.

Session 2 commencing, example program
Year 1
Session 2
014220 Learning and its Trajectories   6cp
Session 3
014222 Designing Innovative Learning   6cp
Session 4
014225 Leading Learning   6cp
Session 5
014221 Learning in the Digital Age   6cp
Session 6
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92017 Elective choice 12cp  
Year 2
Session 1
014223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
Session 2
014226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
Session 3
014227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
Session 4
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
014126 Mentoring in the Workplace 6cp  
014162 Strategic Learning in Workplaces 6cp  
Session 5
014228 Research Practices   6cp
Session 6
014229 Investigating Learning and Innovation Project   6cp
Year 3
Session 1
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92017 Elective choice 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising C11336 Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) and C11337 Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning.

Other information

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor