Master of Leadership and Management in Education

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Leadership and Management in Education

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy.

Learning from world-class researchers and exemplary practitioners, you will develop knowledge and relevant skills in areas such as instructional leadership, educational change, strategic management and policy. An authentic learning experience, you will apply your coursework to your own work, whether that be in school or higher education leadership, TAFE leadership, or another learning organisation.

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education fits into your life and can be completed entirely online. The program will develop your skills and knowledge at an advanced level to expand your career opportunities as a leader and manager in education.

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as either face-to-face at the Newcastle Callaghan Campus or completly online.

Is it for you?

Are you an educational manager, leader or teacher looking to take your career to new horizons as a leader or manager in an educational setting? The Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle has been the postgraduate program of choice. The flexible nature of the program, being offered online, enables people to study anywhere, anytime, encouraging its international popularity and success.

Developed and is taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field of educational management, the Master of Leadership and Management in Education from the University of Newcastle will teach you about the theory and practices of the leadership, management and administration in educational institutions. The program provides specific expertise in research-based and data driven decision making, an international perspective, and a commitment to providing leadership that meets the global imperative to understand and provide educational equity.

As a graduate you will be empowered to improve the practices within your own educational setting.

This acquired knowledge will prepare you to successfully take on leadership roles upon graduation or if you desire, gain admission to doctoral study.

Career Pathways

Upon completion of The University of Newcastle’s Master of Leadership and Management in Education, you will graduate with advanced skills, knowledge and practical experience to best prepare you to successfully further your career in the educational field.

Depending on your experience and career goals, you may find opportunities in the education system such as:

  • head or leading teacher
  • assistant or deputy principal
  • school principal
  • educational administrators
  • curriculum leaders.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification.

Discipline areas include: degree level teaching and education qualifications.

All applicants must possess a minimum of 2 years experience as a teacher, educational manager or comparable experience


Bachelor Degree in education/teaching


Graduate Certificate in education/teaching


Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 10, 2016
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July 2017
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Start date July 2017
Australia Newcastle, New South Wales
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