This programme is designed to develop the knowledge and skills that aspiring and current educational leaders need to meet the need for high-quality, equitable learning opportunities for all children. The courses are taught by nationally and internationally respected academic staff whose research has had a considerable impact on New Zealand's educational policy and practice.
Most courses are delivered through weekly lectures and on-campus block courses at Epsom Campus. Some courses are offered online as flexible self-directed study.
An approved Research Methods course (30 points) from EDPROFST 757 Undertaking Research for School Improvement, EDUC 787 Researching Māori Education, EDUC 735 Researching Educational Settings, or EDPRAC 751 Practitioner Inquiry.
Two 30-point courses (60 points total) from recommended elective courses below or other 700-level courses approved by the Programme Head:
Special Topic: Leadership for Learning (EDCURRIC 718)
Special Topic: Accelerating Learning (EDCURRIC 740)
Early Years Pedagogy (EDPROFST 716)
Education Law: Policy Implications (EDPROFST 737)
Educational Policy and Organisations (EDPROFST 739)
Educational Leadership in the Electronic Age (EDPROFST 740)
ECE Curriculum Issues (EDPROFST 751)
Mentoring Teachers EDPROFST 762)
Developing Professional Expertise (EDPROFST 769)
Education and Empowerment (EDPROFST 774)
Educational Change (EDPROFST 782)
Special Topic: Culturally Responsive Leadership (EDUC 732)