Master of International Education (School Leadership)

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Build your capacity to be a global leader in any education setting. The Master of International Education (School Leadership) from Charles Sturt University prepares you to be a successful and dynamic school leader who improves outcomes for students and staff.

This internationally recognised qualification lets you explore the ways education providers around the world respond to and engage with educational issues.

137005_pexels-photo-3769138.jpeg

Course highlights

The Master of International Education (School Leadership) combines the latest theories on global education with practical assignments and innovative resources.

  • Global standing: 
    Developed in collaboration with practising educational leaders from Australia and Canada, this course is offered for online study around the world. You'll be equipped to anticipate and analyse issues and responses from local and global perspectives and implement best practice strategies.
  • Online convenience: 
    Our online course delivery means you can study while working and apply what you learn directly to your workplace. Charles Sturt University provides an excellent range of support tools for online students, including course materials designed to engage and promote active thinking and participation.
  • Dynamic learning community: 
    Join a highly motivated community of professionals on a leadership trajectory. You'll experience the benefits of group-based learning and forge professional connections that will extend well beyond your studies.
  • Industry leaders: 
    Charles Sturt University has a strong international reputation and research profile. You'll learn from dedicated educators with extensive school leadership experience.

Specialisations

  • School Leadership: Build your capacity to be a leader by bringing a global perspective to teaching, learning and leading educational organisations. Explore the ways educators around the world respond to and engage with educational issues. Combine the latest theories on global education with practical assignments and innovative resources. Develop into a successful and dynamic school leader who improves outcomes for students and staff with this internationally recognised qualification.
  • School Leadership – Educational Research: Build your capacity to be a leader with a global perspective by exploring how educators respond to and engage with educational issues from around the world. Delve into the ways research can inform and improve educational practices by developing and applying a range of research methods to investigate educational issues.

Career opportunities

Charles Sturt University's Master of International Education (School Leadership) provides the knowledge and skills required to lead in educational settings internationally, including advancing your professional expertise to succeed as a school principal. This qualification will increase your professional mobility and your ability to apply global perspectives to any professional setting.

Credits and pathways

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed the relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

International credit packages

  1. Under a formal agreement with the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) and Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario students who successfully complete the 'Masters Dimension Enhanced Principals' Qualification Program' (PQP) will receive transfer credit (TCR) for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (16 points).
  2. Students who have completed the 'Standard Dimension PQP 1 and 2' through a recognised Ontario College of Teachers provider will receive transfer credit (TCR) for ESA510 School Leadership 1 (8 points).
  3. Students who have completed a 'Three-part Additional Qualifications Specialist' (recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers) will receive credit represented as EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (8 points).
  4. Students who have completed two 'Three-part Additional Qualifications Specialist' (recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers) will receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (16 points).
  5. Students who have completed an 'Honours Specialist in one area of specialisation' (recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers) will receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (8 points).
  6. Students who have completed an 'Honours Specialist in two areas of specialisation' (recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers) will receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (16 points).
  7. Students who have completed a 'Combined Honours Specialist' (recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers) will receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (16 points).
  8. Students who successfully complete the 'Experienced Principal’s Development Course' (EPDC) receive transfer credit for ESA509 Advanced School Leadership (8 points).
  9. Students who successfully complete the Ontario Principals' Council 'Leading Educators Across the Planet' program (LEAP) receive transfer credit TCR for ESA512 International Education Leadership (8 points).
  10. Students who successfully complete the Ontario Principals' Council 'Special Education for Administrators' (SEA) program receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C (8 points).
  11. Students who successfully complete the Ontario Principals’ Council 'International School Leadership Certificate 1.0 Plus Module 13- the Masters Dimension' will receive transfer credit (TCR) for ESA510 School Leadership 1, ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations and ESA509 Advanced School Leadership (24 points).
  12. Students who successfully complete the Ontario Principals’ Council 'International School Leadership Certificate Standard' will receive transfer credit (TCR) for ESA510 School Leadership 1 and ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (16 points).

Domestic credit packages

  1. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Create: Middle Leaders' will receive transfer credit for EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations (8 points).
  2. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Evolve: New Principals' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1, ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations and EDU51C Education Studies Level 5 subject (24 points).
  3. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Impact: Emerging Leaders' will receive transfer credit for EEB504 Data-Informed Practice and ESA503 Leading Educational Change (16 points).
  4. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Impact: Inspire Local Leaders' will receive transfer credit for EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations and EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning (16 points).
  5. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Leading Excellence in Classroom Practice' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 and ESA503 Leading Educational Change.
  6. Students who successfully complete a Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Leading Literacy, Leading Mathematics, Leading Pedagogy or Leading Curriculum and Assessment' will receive transfer credit represented as EDU51C (8 points).
  7. Students who successfully complete the Australian Independent Schools (AIS) 'Flagship Program' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1, ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations and ESA509 Advanced School Leadership (24 points).
  8. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership course 'Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1, ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations, ESA509 Advanced School Leadership and ESA503 Leading Educational Change (32 points).
  9. Students who successfully complete the Queensland Education Leadership Institute course 'Leadership for Middle School Leaders' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations (16 points).
  10. Students who successfully complete the Queensland Education Leadership Institute course 'Leadership for Deputy Principals' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & ESA503 Leading Educational Change (16 points).
  11. Students who successfully complete the Queensland Education Leadership Institute course 'Leadership for Principals' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & & ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (16 points).
  12. Students who successfully complete the Queensland Education Leadership Institute course 'Leadership for Experienced Principals' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & & ESA509 Advanced School Leadership (16 points).
  13. Students who successfully complete the Queensland Education Leadership Institute course 'Leadership for Teachers' will receive transfer credit for ESA510 School Leadership 1 & ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (16 points).
  14. Students who successfully complete the Bastow Institute for School Leadership 'Building Global Citizenship' program receive transfer credit for ESA512 International Education Leadership (8 points).

Subjects

For each 8 point subject, you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

Graduation requirements

As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course, you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with Charles Sturt University at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

Please note: if you choose to study online with Charles Sturt University, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of International Education (School Leadership - generic and with specialisation) must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or AQF equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or AQF equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or AQF equivalent from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary)

AND

  • Standard English Language Proficiency requirements.

English language requirements

You can normally meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for entry to most Charles Sturt University courses by doing one of the following:

  • Providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English.
  • Obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5.
  • Obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.

Support

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At Charles Sturt University, we’re with you every step of the way.

Key points

  • Charles Sturt University is Australia’s leading regional university. Charles Sturt campuses are small, friendly communities, based in vibrant regional Australian locations.
  • Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment, More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia. (Good Universities Guide 2020/21).
  • Charles Sturt’s approach to teaching and learning combined with hands-on experience ensures graduates have the best opportunities to kickstart careers in their chosen profession.
Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Join the university with the highest graduate employment rate in Australia* – more Charles Sturt University grads get jobs faster than grads from any other uni. Employers know Charles Sturt grads are ... Read More

Join the university with the highest graduate employment rate in Australia* – more Charles Sturt University grads get jobs faster than grads from any other uni. Employers know Charles Sturt grads are skilled, confident and ready to get to work. Read less
Albury , Bathurst , Orange , Port Macquarie , Wagga Wagga , Canberra + 5 More Less