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.
This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga.
- 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 effeictive educational leader
- Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community
- Flexible delivery (NET/Block course)
|Study Locations||Hamilton; Tauranga|
|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 and a teaching qualification.
Note: Transfers from PGDips and Hons programmes on to 180-point masters are possible prior to formal completion of the PGDips and Hons qualifications in Education.
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Faculty Administrator - Postgraduate Tracey Rowan
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7721
Students are required to complete 180 points. There are three options regarding how study can be planned (refer to pdf/handbook pg 11 in link)
PROF500 Educational Leadership: Organisational Development
PROF502 Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives
and one of the two Research Methods paper options:
DSOE557 Research Methods OR PCSS502 Kaupapa Māori Research
And at least one from: TWED590 Directed Study TWED592 Dissertation OR TWED593 Masters Thesis
Choose remaining papers from:
PROF504 Educational Leadership: Inquiry in Organisations and Communities
PROF505 Educational Leadership for Social Justice
PROF507 Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring
PROF508 Developing Effective Principalship
PROF509 Educational Leadership: Advanced Skills for Coaching and Mentoring
PROF580 Professional Education Seminar
*For further academic advice about independent study (directed study, dissertation or masters thesis) or other optional papers contact the programme advisers.