Aleasa Brink: "Education is a lifelong skill. So, lifelong learning is something that I talk about within my school and within the profession I work, so modelling that and continuing on that path is something that's very important for me." Subheading: What are you trying to achieve from online study? Aleasa: "I want to progress myself in my career and professionally, it's quite relevant. The learning that I'm doing with the study is helping with my work and my work is helping with my study." Subheading: What are your tips for students considering online study? Aleasa: "My first tip would be just to have a go! And finding a course that is going to complement what you're doing, so for me - not a load on top of what I'm doing. It really fits in seamlessly with what I'm already doing, and enhancing that."
Gain business administration skills for effective, strong school leadership
Drive leadership and business strategies in educational contexts with an online Master of Education, specialising in Educational Leadership. You will be equipped with advanced skills, knowledge and research skills to effectively manage people, time and resources to improve education outcomes. A specialisation in educational leadership focuses on business administration skills.
Throughout the course, you will explore diverse leadership styles, reflecting on your practice to establish personal strengths and goals as a leader. You will adopt a managerial and analytical approach to the financial aspects of business management, and hone in on areas that are vital to educational administration.
Get prepared to make business-like decisions in an educational context.
Lead with confidence
Equips you with the skills you need to lead teaching professionals.
Diversify your business skillset
Gain invaluable financial and entrepreneurial skills.
What you will study
To gain your online Master of Education, you will study eight units in total, spanning four core units and four elective units. To complete a specialisation, there are four specific elective units, or for a generalist M.Ed, choose four electives across both specialisations.
We know that plans change, which is why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the online Master of Education. If you need to exit early, you could still receive a Graduate Certificate in Education after completing four core units.
We recognise and grant credit for past education or qualifications in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.
Ready to take the next step in your career? It's your time.
At Southern Cross University Online, we've helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
We provide affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time.
It’s time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition.
When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together.
Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your degree, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey.
Our Accreditations & Endorsements
Our online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring quality education.
5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.
Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 150 Young Universities.
Our postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above the national average.
All of the education subjects were highly applicable. The assignments were designed in a way that each student could focus on their own school or workplace. The general way each assignment worked was to analyse a particular element of the school and present improvements. In my mind, that's exactly the sort of thing a Principal does and what I aspire to.
The content within the course directly relates to my professional life so I use this time to re-read prescribed texts, research or articles that will help to develop my understanding of the unit as well as develop me professionally. I think it is important to model lifelong learning to my staff and students and this is one way in which I can do that.
Subheading: Why SCU Online? Anne Bellert: "The School of Education has a proud history of making a great contribution to teacher education and to the profession of teaching that stretches back almost 50 years. To ensure academic rigour, all staff involved in the development, writing and teaching of these units are academics with PhDs in various fields within the discipline of education. The Master of Education provides you with many opportunities for career progression and what's more, it's designed to suit your busy lifestyle. The course is conducted fully online and the demands of the course are tailored towards your professional needs. You can pave the way for future thinkers as the leader of your school. The skills provided by a Master of Education will set you up to lead your department to make informed decisions in line with the curriculum, and provide guidance and instructional leadership to other teachers. Southern Cross University Online boasts one of the most cost-effective online Master of Education degrees in Australia."
Meet our Course Coordinator
Dr Anne Bellert is a teacher and researcher committed to achieving sustainable learning — which involves learning for all, teaching that matters and learning that lasts. Anne is a qualified primary school and special education teacher and consultant who has worked in a wide range of school settings since the late 1990s and holds a PhD from the University of New England. As well as teaching, Anne has worked closely with classroom teachers, school executives and family members of students with disabilities to promote successful school transitions, inclusive classroom practices and sustainable systemic approaches.