AUT - Master of Educational Leadership


Master of Educational Leadership

The AUT Master of Educational Leadership will expand and enhance the knowledge and professional practice skills of experienced educators and leaders, equipping them with the skills to contribute to the development of professional educational practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Covers a range of educational leadership issues in the early childhood, compulsory and tertiary educational sectors, while allowing you to contextualise your specific areas of interest
  • An inclusive approach to issues of cultural diversity
  • Offered at the South and North Shore campuses
  • Flexible blended format which comprises a mixture of whole day classes at both campuses and online support and activities.

Programme code: AK1280
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: Flexible mode including North Shore Campus and South Campus
Start date: 3 March 2014 / 21 July 2014

Entry requirements

Completed one of the following:

  • Relevant four-year bachelor's degree
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree with honours
  • Relevant postgraduate diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree OR graduate diploma AND a relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to one year of advanced study

May be required to provide evidence of further professional experience in educational leadership.

Structure and content

You will critically examine the implications of learning and 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.


288700 Human Service Organisations
299014 Foundations of Educational Leadership
299015 Leading in Diverse Cultures and Communities
299016 Reflecting on Professional Practice
299017 Organisational Culture and Leadership
299033 Educational Philosophy
299034 Professional Learning
299301 Educational Resesarch
918403 Te Ropu Whakamatau: The Learning Organisation

Career opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced leadership capabilities, thereby having a greater opportunity to undertake or continue leadership roles in educational organisations, from the early childhood or tertiary sectors to government or corporate settings.

Note: this qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.


Christine Arthur.

Christine Arthur
Although it takes discipline, a Master of Educational Leadership is more than worth it to Christine Arthur.

Christine is the Deputy Principal at Diocesan School for Girls and chose to study at AUT after hearing about the excellent programme AUT runs for student leaders.

Being on site and meeting staff made the decision to study at AUT an easy one as well.

She says postgraduate study was a perfect way to use prior learning and work experience to further a career and her learning was incredibly relevant to what she did day-to-day.

Last updated: 14-Feb-2014 10.05pm

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