Master of Educational Leadership

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.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

Completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • All applicants must have at least three years of relevant professional experience

Applicants are required to submit a current CV providing evidence of their professional experience, including:

  • Dates
  • Organisations' names
  • A paragraph describing specific responsibilities at each school/organisation
  • Student year groups (if appropriate)
  • Level of employment

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

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.

Papers you can complete

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:

  • Early childhood sector
  • Compulsory sector
  • Tertiary sector
  • Government or corporate settings

This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1051
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$30,725
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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