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Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership

  • Graduate Diploma

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$7,848 per year

About this course

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.

Study locations

Epsom

Course structure

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.

Requirement: 120 points

  • 30-point core course: EDPROFST 738 Educational Leadership
  • 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:

Elective courses

  • 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)

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