Postgraduate major

Instructional Leadership

Do you want to refine or extend your instructional repertoire and lead and support others in educational change processes? Grow your skills with a qualification in instructional leadership.

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MJ-IL

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Overview

In this major you’ll explore theories and methods of instruction, educational change and leadership as well as the practical application of research from these areas in the complex and dynamic world of education.

You’ll learn concrete ways to assess, refine and improve your instructional practice and develop an extensive repertoire of methods you can use in your teaching context.

You’ll examine approaches to leadership and educational change. This includes processes for initiating, implementing and sustaining change; the role of professional learning, coaching and conferencing in supporting instructional change; leading with emotional intelligence; change agent; and leadership styles.

The practical skills and knowledge gained in the course can be used in a variety of education and training contexts, including, schools, colleges, private training organisations, workplaces, tertiary, adult and higher education settings.

3 reasons to study Instructional Leadership at Murdoch University

  • Our part-time, on-campus or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use a diverse range of instructional methods and understand the research which supports their use
  • Approaches to educational leadership and change
  • How to recognise, develop and work with change agent and leadership styles
  • Processes for initiating, implementing and sustaining change in educational contexts
  • The role of professional learning and coaching in supporting instructional change and teacher development

Your future career

Upon completion of this major, you’ll be able to:

  • Work as an instructional leader and educational change advisor in your educational context
  • Design, implement and lead instructional change programs and initiatives, informed by research in your teaching context
  • Design and lead professional learning programs to support colleagues in instructional change

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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