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March  2015
Events on March 17, 2015
  • Professor John Williams Inaugural Professorial
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
    Description: Practice versus theory: The value of Technology Education
    Technology Education is a core element of the New Zealand Curriculum and encompasses a lot more than just woodwork or digital technology. Because of its practical nature, it can be difficult to assess and is sometimes misunderstood or sidelined by subjects which are perceived as more ‘academic’. Professor Williams will describe his research, which aims to assess practice, and in so doing, help overcome the false dichotomy between theory and practice. He will argue that technology needs to be recognised as a broad and highly-valued subject.
    TIME: 6-7pm, Opus Bar open from 5pm
Events on March 21, 2015
  • POET Symposium
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 21, 2015 - 2:15 pm
    Location: MSB1.01 & MSB1.05 (Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton)
    Description: Hear local and international POET (Pedagogies of Educational Transitions) researchers share their research and discuss implications for research, policy and practice.
Events on March 25, 2015
  • Developing Middle Leadership in Secondary School learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Secondary School learning series commences
Events on March 26, 2015
  • Increasing Principal Effectiveness learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: TC1.05

Master of Educational Leadership

The MEdLeadership is for aspiring or current educational leaders interested in broadening their understanding of educational leadership.

Programme Advisers

Senior Lecturer Jenny Ferrier-Kerr
Senior Lecturer Jeremy Kedian

Entry Criteria

  • Bachelor of Teaching or equivalent (eg.GradDipT) with at least a B average in 300 level papers
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Education) with at least a B average
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Educational Leadership) with at least a B average

To Apply

Complete the online enrolment process.

Programme Requirements

The MEdLeadership usually comprises 180 points (500 level) including required and optional papers and a research project or thesis. Students with a PGDip or BTchg(Hons) or equivalent may be permitted to complete with 120 points. All programmes must meet the requirements for the degree.
Qualification Regulations


PROF500 Educational Leadership: Organisational Development
PROF502 Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives

Choose one from

DSOE557 Research Methods OR
PCSS502 Kaupapa Māori Research

And at least one from

DSOE590 Directed Study
DSOE592 Dissertation
DSOE593 Education Thesis
DSOE594 Education Thesis

Choose remaining from

PROF504 Educational Leadership and Community
PROF505 Educational Leadership for Social Justice
PROF507 Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring
PROF508 Developing Effective Principalship
PROF509 Educational Leadership: Advanced Skills for Coaching and Mentoring
PROF580 Professional Education Seminar

*For further academic advice about independent study (directed study, dissertation or masters thesis) or other optional papers contact the programme advisers.