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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership)

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  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Please see the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Specific Entry Requirements

A CV must be provided and should show some leadership/management experience in an educational environment (eg Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Syndicate Leader, Nursing Programme Leader at a Polytechnic, Training Manager in a Hospital, Private Training Organisation (PTO) Team Leader, Head of Human resources in an educational environment, etc).

The Educational Administration and Leadership qualification needs students to have some leadership experience, so if you could include a section under employment on your leadership/management responsibilities that would be great. You can list any instances where you have led people or led projects, either at school or outside school perhaps in your current role.  You need to be able to show two years of this type of experience.

The assignments in all the courses in the Educational Administration and Leadership qualification will draw on your leadership experiences hence you will need to be able to take your leadership experiences and critique and apply these to your assignments.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) structure

This endorsement will carry the award of Distinction or Merit if completed at a satisfactory standard within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study. A 120 credit postgraduate diploma must be completed within a maximum of four years.

If you successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) you may apply for entry into the Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership), providing you have at least a B grade average and meet the specified criteria for entry to the Masters programme.


Two compulsory courses:

259.771 Educational Leadership in Action
259.772 Theory and Process in Educational Leadership

At least one of the following courses:

254.773 Educational Policy Analysis
254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations
254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations

Up to 30 credits may be selected from the Elective Schedule for the PGDipEd or any of the other of the endorsement schedules (including Educational Administration and Leadership).

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulator information for the programme you have selected.

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