Master of Educational Leadership (MEd Leadership)

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    2 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Masters Degree
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    On Campus
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About Course

Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education.

Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.

Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.

Programme highlights:

Examine leadership systems and practices to support change and innovation in organisational contexts.
Inquire into personal leadership practice.
Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and practice
Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students.
Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader
Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community
Flexible delivery (NET/Block course)
Structure of programme

Students are required to complete 180 points and there are three options regarding how study can be planned. It is recommended to start with the two required content papers EDLED501 & EDLED502.

Research Methods / Research

A Research Methods paper, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research with a focus on educational leadership.

Choose one from:

EDUCA557 - Research Methods
MAOED500 - Rangahau Kaupapa M?ori - Kaupapa M?ori Research
EDUCA500 - Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa M?ori and critical theories
And at least one from:

EDUCA590 - Directed Study

EDUCA592 - Dissertation
EDUCA593 - Masters Thesis
EDUCA594 Masters Thesis
Many of our 500 level postgraduate papers in Educational Leadership are offered fully online or partially online/on-campus (Hamilton and Tauranga).

You can start this programme online in B Trimester 2020 (13 July 2020) until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B average in the third year and a teaching qualification, and two years teaching experience.

Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B grade average across level 300 papers and either:

Major or minor in any of the subjects offered in the Master of Education or
substantial relevant experience.
120 point Master of Educational Leadership available subject to meeting eligibility requirements

You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

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