Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in Tauranga in New Zealand

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Educational Leadership

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The responsibilities of educational leadership typically fall to local administrators, such as superintendents and principals, and might include deans or department heads. These professionals often work with teachers, students and parents and are often responsible to create policies to improve the existing educational systems.

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. Overseas students need to have a student visa and a reasonable level of cash to spend in order to undertake a course of study at a New Zealand based educational institution. New Zealand educational institutions will inform the appropriate immigration authorities if a student ceases to attend their enrolled courses, who may then suspend or cancel that student's visa. Educational institutions often also exchange this enrollment and attendance data electronically with other government agencies responsible for providing student assistance.

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Master of Education

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time March 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. [+]

Masters in Educational Leadership in Tauranga in New Zealand. Master of Education This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. Target your study towards your area of professional expertise. Students are required to complete 180 points of taught papers, a research methods paper (30 points) and at least 30 points of research. Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over one calendar year. Programme Highlights Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas. Find out more about our staff. Choose to focus your study on one of the following subjects below as a programme of study or three specialisations (listed below). Alternatively, create your own programme of study by combining papers from Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, or include a paper from another faculty (subject to Postgraduate Leaders approval). Programmes of study for MEd Arts Education Education Education Studies Human Development Language and literacy education Mathematics education Science, Technology and Environmental Education Specialisations STEM Education Global Studies in Education Professional Learning This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga. Admission and enrolment Admission normally requires a bachelor's degree with at least a B average and teaching qualification. Note: Transfers from PGDips and Hons programmes on to 180-point masters are possible prior to formal completion of the PGDips and Hons qualifications in Education. Specialisations STEM Education Teachers of STEM subjects (science, technology, environmental education and maths) can develop their teaching approach to their specialised subject and complete an evidence-based enquiry research project, based on a topic of interest. This requires at least 60 points from required papers, a research methods paper (30 points) and one other 30 point paper. Programme Advisor Dr Anne Hume Papers TEMS Research Centre Global Studies in Education For those who are not classroom teachers but are interested in philosophical aspects of education, you can explore and research educational dimensions in global processes. Themes include; interconnectivity, intercultural education, the dialogue on the model of open science, open education and open knowledge production. It builds upon the traditions of comparative and international education programmes, It includes but is not limited to the following innovative areas: new media and popular cultures the new global ecologies of learning open education global citizenship and education This MEd specialisation requires the completion of six papers (30 points each) or equivalent 180 points (500 level), including required and optional papers and a research project or thesis. Programme advisors Professor Tina Besley Professor Michael A. Peters Papers Master of Education (Global Studies) Centre for Global Studies Professional Learning For educators who facilitate and support other practitioners' development, this programme is designed to support and recognise your professional development service. The programme focuses on the theory and practice of in-service professional learning and is ideal for mid-career educators with at least five years experience. Graduates have strong analytical and independent research skills and at times, have their research published. Programme advisors Senior Lecturer Frances Edwards Senior lecturer Anthony Fisher Papers Master of Education (Professional Learning) [-]