Master of Education (Leadership)*

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The Master of Education (Leadership) degree course is a one-year graduate entry level course for education-qualified school principals, those in school leadership positions, or those wishing to take on leadership responsibilities. The course was developed to provide professional development and the upgrading of expertise and credentials of their school leaders. The course is academically rigorous and is grounded in a biblical perspective on the philosophical foundations of education and educational leadership. While the course has been developed primarily for educators within the Christian Education National schools in Australia, the course may be undertaken by educators in other school systems in Australia, as well as by students studying online overseas.

The course provides an advanced grounding in educational leadership theory and practice as understood from a biblical perspective. As such, the course encourages investigation into, and reflection on, current theory and practice, and where necessary, thoughtful deconstruction, and re-construction towards application in effective practice within specific, local contexts.

Included also in the course is a substantial body of knowledge appropriate to current educational leadership practice. Utilising the expertise of highly qualified and experienced lecturing staff, and with access to current books and eJournals, the course core and elective subjects provide a biblical grounding pertinent to practically oriented, current theoretical foundations that apply to a range of school leadership contexts. The course therefore aims to produce graduates who are competent and reflective school leaders who are equipped to engage in life-long learning in their profession.

Through a Higher Education Third Party Arrangement (HETPA), the National Institute for Christian Education (NICE) delivers this course of study on AC’s behalf. NICE is a postgraduate training institute that has been developing  Christian educators since 1979. For more information about NICE, including the suite of courses they deliver, their teaching faculty, requirements for admission into this course of study, and information about fees and student services, please visit NICE’s website


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