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.

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.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

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

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

There's a mix of classes and online support and activities. Each paper has 3 full-day classes, plus 1 or 2 evening classes.

You can choose from a research-based pathway and 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:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.