Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2020 Semester Two – 20 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

If you are an aspiring or current educational leader who is passionate about leading improvements that serve diverse communities and learners, this qualification is for you.

This programme is designed for the working professional so you have the option of doing the programme part-time and choosing online courses.

You will strengthen your understanding of your own school content and your role within it.

You will be able to understand, critique and contribute to research that is shaping Aotearoa New Zealand’s educational policy and practice.

Research masters

120-point or 180-point* option. Pursue research in an area of your choice that links to educational leadership, and work closely with University researchers in this field. Completion by thesis.

Taught masters

120-point or 180-point* option. Study at an advanced level around aspects of Educational Leadership. Taught options do not require a thesis.

*The 180-point study options are available in 2020 subject to Universities New Zealand approval.

Programme structure

Taught (120 points)

  • 60 points from:

Advanced Study of Education Practice EDPROF 704 (30 Points)
Early Childhood Leadership EDPROF 709 (30 Points)
Developing Communities of Learning EDPROF 724 (30 Points)
Mentoring Teachers EDPROFST 762 (30 Points)
Educational Change EDPROFST 782 (30 Points)

  • 30 points from: 

Culturally Sustaining Leadership EDUC 732 (30 Points)
Advanced Study of Education Practice EDPROF 704 (30 Points)
Early Childhood Leadership EDPROF 709 (30 Points)
Developing Communities of Learning EDPROF 724 (30 Points)
The Inquiring Professional EDPROFST 755 (30 Points)
Mentoring Teachers EDPROFST 762 (30 Points)
Educational Change EDPROFST 782 (30 Points)

  • 30 points from any 30-point 700 level course offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work

Research (120 points)

  • 120 points: Thesis EDPROFST 796 
  • Prerequisite: at least 30 points from Practitioner Inquiry EDPRAC 751, Undertaking Research for School Improvement EDPROFST 757, Researching Educational Settings EDUC 735, Researching Māori Education EDUC 787 or other approved research method courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work
Taught (180 points)*
 
  • 90 points:

Advanced Study of Education Practice EDPROF 704 (30 Points)
Educational Leadership EDPROFST 738 (30 Points)
Educational Change EDPROFST 782 (30 Points)

  • 60 points from:

Early Childhood Leadership EDPROF 709 (30 Points)
Developing Communities of Learning EDPROF 724 (30 Points)
The Inquiring Professional EDPROFST 755 (30 Points)
Mentoring Teachers EDPROFST 762 (30 Points)
Culturally Sustaining Leadership EDUC 732 (30 Points)

  • 30 points from any 30-point 700 level course offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work
Research (180 points)*
 
  • 30 points: Educational Leadership EDPROFST 738
  • 30 points from Research Method courses:

Practitioner Inquiry EDPRAC 751
Undertaking Research for School Improvement EDPROFST 757
Researching Educational Settings EDUC 735
Researching Māori Education EDUC 787
or other approved research method courses offered by the faculty

  • 30 points from:

Early Childhood Leadership EDPROF 709
Developing Communities of Learning EDPROF 724
Educational Change EDPROFST 782
Culturally Sustaining Leadership EDUC 732

  • 90 points: Thesis in Educational Leadership EDPROF 791A (30 points) and EDPROF 791B
    (60 points)
*The 180-point study options are available in 2020 subject to Universities New Zealand approval.
 

See taught courses available at the faculty for your programme.

 

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Please note this is a sample only. The 180-point options are available in 2020 subject to Universities New Zealand approval.

Taught 120 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROF 704
    Name:
    Advanced Study of Education Practice
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 782
    Name:
    Educational Change
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 732
    Name:
    Culturally Sustaining Leadership
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 724
    Name:
    Developing Communities of Learning
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts

Rsrch 120 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFST 796
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Thesis
    Points:
    120 pts

Taught 180 180 points

  • Code:
    EDPROF 704
    Name:
    Advanced Study of Education Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 738
    Name:
    Educational Leadership
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 782
    Name:
    Educational Change
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 709
    Name:
    Early Childhood Leadership
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 762
    Name:
    Mentoring Teachers
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 724
    Name:
    Developing Communities of Learning
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts

Rsrch 180 180 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFST 738
    Name:
    Educational Leadership
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 751
    Name:
    Practitioner Inquiry
    Type:
    Research methods course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 709
    Name:
    Early Childhood Leadership
    Type:
    Core elective
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 791A
    Name:
    Thesis in Educational Leadership
    Type:
    Thesis
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 791B
    Name:
    Thesis in Educational Leadership
    Type:
    Thesis
    Points:
    60 pts

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or Bachelor of Arts with a major in Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (must not be awarded)

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or Bachelor of Arts with a major in Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (must not be awarded)

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

In addition, you must have completed Educational Leadership EDPROFST 738 or an equivalent course and at least 30 points from the schedule of approved research method courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

You must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Educational Leadership

EDPROFST 738 must be completed within the first two semesters of initial enrolment to be able to continue in the programme.

In addition, you must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

In addition, you must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in education

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in education

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    A bachelor’s degree in education or similar undergraduate degree

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    A bachelors degree in education or similar undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in educational administration, educational management, or substantially similar qualification, you may not be admitted to this programme.

You must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in educational administration, educational management, or substantially similar qualification, you may not be admitted to this programme.

You can also gain entry if you hold a bachelors degree in a relevant subject (including education, psychology, social work, social sciences and sociology), or a relevant professional qualification in education from another tertiary institution and have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (must not be awarded) from the University of Auckland with the required grades.

In addition, you must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

You can also gain entry if you hold a bachelors degree in a relevant subject (including education, psychology, social work, social sciences and sociology), or a relevant professional qualification in education from another tertiary institution and have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (must not be awarded) from the University of Auckland with the required grades.

In addition, you must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Educational Leadership cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,545.60 – $7,694.40*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018
Semester Two 2019
4 July 2019

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your study options please contact us at pgt@auckland.ac.nz

 

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

This qualification will prepare you for leadership roles, such as in a school or centre, as well as for specialist education roles including senior management, mentoring and educational policy development. The research study options can lead to further study at doctoral level.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Education consultant
  • Policy development manager (education)
  • Professional development facilitator
  • School head of department
  • School principal
  • School senior leadership team member
  • Senior teacher
Geraldine Victor

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