It covers a range of educational leadership issues in the early childhood, compulsory and tertiary educational sectors, while also allowing students to contextualise their specific areas of interest, and has an inclusive approach to issues of cultural diversity.
Students will critically examine the implications of educational challenges for leaders in educational settings.
There will also be a focus on the context and purposes of leadership within a global perspective, as well as in terms of professional practices in New Zealand. Theories of organisational learning will also be explored in relation to community development.
Graduates of the Master of Educational Leadership will have enhanced leadership capabilities, thereby having greater opportunity to undertake or continue leadership roles in educational organisations from the ECE to tertiary sectors, to government and corporate settings.
As a secondary school teacher in middle management Maria Chabera felt that a Masters in Educational Leadership would add to her learning and supply her with new skills she could apply to her work.
"It definitely helped me with the job I'm currently in now. It taught me what leadership is and about leadership styles. It also taught me how to inspire and motivate people and how to have a vision and take people with you in pursuit of that vision."
Maria chose AUT for her Masters because of its reputation as a university with a diverse approach to study.
"I like the way it’s more modern and progressive. There are a lot of different ethnic groups studying at AUT and they co-exist, cooperate and collaborate and as an ethnic minority myself, it was always good to be with others in the same situation as me."
Dion Hettig is no stranger to universities and study but says his time at AUT studying a Master of Education Leadership was one of the best university stints he’s done.
"I'd been teaching for four years in a secondary school in Auckland but wanted to have that extra qualification. I’m moving overseas and felt this would enhance my qualifications," Dion says.