University of Canberra
Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood
The University of Canberra
The University of Canberra (UC), established in 1968, is located in Australia's national capital, home to its commonwealth government, the diplomatic community and international corporations. The University confers professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees that are accepted world wide and is flexible in its approach to the construction. This enables students to incorporate appropriate programmes or to combine degrees to meet specific career needs. This flexibility applies to study modes and to various 'pathway programmes' to the University.
UC also engages in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally. As Australia's capital University, the UC's research in areas such as ecology, biometrics, customs and excise, economic modelling, forensics, governance, urban planning and virology delivers real-life solutions to real-world challenges. The scholars shape and influence public debate in the areas of expertise, and pass on the globally relevant knowledge through the many practical, high quality courses of study on offer to students. The strength of teaching and learning was recognised in 2007 and 2008 by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations when the UC was ranked eighth among Australia's 38 universities. The UC was awarded maximum five star ratings in the Good Universities Guide 2010 for 'getting a job' and 'graduate outcomes', making the graduates some of the most employable in Australia.
The Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education is unique in Australia in bringing together teacher education and community education as the focus for higher education teaching, research and social responsibility strategies. This synergy enables the Faculty to develop an integrated approach to supporting the effectiveness and reform of schools and their communities in the local region and internationally.
The Faculty offers a wide range of pre-service qualifications for undergraduates, while also offering postgraduate programmes tailored to the professional needs of those already in the field. The undergraduate programmes focus on early childhood, primary, secondary, middle school and community education (counseling and community development) ; the postgraduate award programmes support professionals in the fields of educational leadership, educational support and inclusion, public sector leadership, counselling and psychotheraphy, community and health development and human resource development. A range of short programmes are offered for the professional development of Australian and international professionals in allied fields. The student community includes Australian and international students from many countries. The academic staff come from diverse backgrounds and possess a wide range of research and teaching expertise, as well as provide students with the practice-oriented and work-integrated learning and theory necessary for effective participation as global citizens.
The Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood promotes leadership for excellence in a wide range of educational contexts. It addresses some of the key challenges facing educational leaders, such as leading whole school communities or educational administrative centres to become learning organisations; building a skilled workforce to ensure teacher quality; leading evidence-based programme and curriculum evaluations to improve learning outcomes; and identifying the role that new technologies play in educational futures. Study undertaken in this degree will include practice-based research and analysis of evidence; creative and inter-disciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems; work-integrated learning and collaboration; and an international approach to curriculum, culture, relationships and outlook.
- Graduates will gain knowledge of major theoretical approaches for understanding the effectiveness of good educational leadership.
- Graduates will gain knowledge in implementing exemplary programmes to enhance the leadership and programme initiatives of their educational institutions.
- The degree is the same as those taken by onshore students in Australia
- Face-to-face teaching by UC academic staff with tutorial support by local instructors
- 24-month part-time study for eight taught units
- Classes are held on weekday evenings and weekends
- Access to HKBU Library and SCE Resource Library
- Access to UC electronic Library