Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.
Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.
The Faculty of Education offers a Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students.
- Examine leadership systems and practices to support change and innovation in organisational contexts.
- Inquire into personal leadership practice.
- Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and practice
- Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students.
- Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader
- Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community
- Flexible delivery (NET/Block course)
|Faculty||Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education|
|Start Dates||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
|Domestic Fees||$7,044-$7,588 per year|
|International Fees||$27,825 per year|
|Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
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Admission and enrolment
Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B average in the third year and a teaching qualification, and two years teaching experience.
Please include in your online application a 100-300 word statement describing your professional background and reasons for choosing this qualification.
120 point Master of Educational Leadership available subject to meeting eligibility requirements. MEdLeadership Regulations
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Faculty Administrator - Postgraduate Tracey Rowan
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7721
Faculty Co-ordinator - Postgraduate Studies (Tauranga) - Dr Nigel Calder
Phone: (+64) 7 577 8753
Students are required to complete 180 points and there are three options regarding how study can be planned. It is recommended to start with the two required content papers PROF500 & PROF502.
- PROF500 - Educational Leadership: Organisational Development
- PROF502 - Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives
Research Methods / Research
One of the three Research Methods paper options, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research which should have a focus on leadership.
- DSOE557 - Research Methods
- MAOED500 - Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
- EDUCA500 - Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
And at least one from:
- TWED590 - Directed Study (30 points) Directed Study guidelines and application form
- TWED592 - Dissertation (60 points) Dissertation guidelines and application form
- TWED593 - Masters Thesis (90 points) Masters Thesis guidelines and application form
Choose remaining papers from:
- PROF504 - Educational Leadership: Inquiry in Organisations and Communities
- PROF505 - Educational Leadership for Social Justice
- PROF507 - Developing Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring
- PROF509 - Educational Leadership: Advanced Skills for Coaching and Mentoring
- PROF580 - Professional Education Seminar Contact Programme Advisor before applying to enrol in this paper
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (120 points)
PROF500 Educational Leadership: Organisational Development
PROF502 Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives
Plus 60 points including at least 30 points from 500 level Educational Leadership papers.
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (60 points)
60 points from 500 level Educational Leadership papers.