Master of Educational Leadership
Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education.
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)
|Start Dates:||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
$7,185-$7,740 per year
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|Fees (International):||$28,660 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*Tuition fees shown 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 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
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Structure of programme
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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
A Research Methods paper, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research which should have a focus on leadership.
Choose one from:
- DSOE557 - Research Methods
- MAOED500 - Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
- EDUCA500 - Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
And 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:
- HDCO565 - Restorative Practices in Education (not offered in 2018)
- PCSS508 - Education Policy and Society
- 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 Coaching and Mentoring
- PROF523 - Maori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses
- PROF540 - Professional Learning and Development
- PROF541 - Using Evidence for Effective Practice
- PROF560 - Educational Leadership in Higher Education (not offered in 2018)
- PROF563 - Coaching, Mentoring and Skilful Conversations in Higher Education (not offered in 2018)
- PROF580 - Professional Seminar: Women in Educational Leadership
30 points may be taken from outside the field of the degree.
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