Gain the skills to be an outstanding leader in an educational environment and contribute to the development of professional educational practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Master of Educational Leadership is designed for experienced educators and leaders who want to advance their professional practice skills. This qualification is particularly suited to current and aspiring leaders within education.
This is not an initial teacher education programme and will not lead to registration with the Education Council of New Zealand.
Completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or equivalent:
Applicants are required to submit a current CV providing evidence of their professional experience, including:
Throughout this programme, you further your leadership skills, and will be prepared to undertake or continue into leadership roles in educational organisations. It covers educational leadership issues in early childhood, compulsory and tertiary education, offering an inclusive approach to issues of cultural diversity in a complex environment.
There's a mix of classes and online support and activities. Most papers have 4 full-day classes, plus 1 or 2 evening classes.
You can choose from a research-based pathway or a paper-based pathway. In the research pathway you have the opportunity to investigate an issue, innovation or problem of your choice.
Students completing the professional (paper-based) pathway may also choose an additional paper from one of our Master of Education or Master of Education Practice. You should discuss this with your programme leader.
Graduates will have enhanced leadership capabilities, thereby having a greater opportunity to undertake or continue leadership roles in educational organisations in:
This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.
20 Jul 2020
22 Feb 2021
12 Jul 2021
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.