Master of Educational Leadership

The Master of Educational Leadership is a programme of study awarded by the Australian Catholic University and taught at the Wellington Campus of the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand  ( This degree is offered nationwide and is taught during summer and winter school holidays. Entry requirements follow Australian Catholic University policy.

Note: As with all overseas qualifications, students would normally need to apply to NZQA for recognition of equivalence to a New Zealand masters degree, if this is required for salary purposes.

Some reasons why you might consider studying towards the Master of Educational Leadership:

  • Increase you leadership knowledge and skills within a Catholic educational context and framework

  • Improve your career potential at senior leadership levels

  • Teaching sessions are held in term holiday periods

  • Network with like-minded teachers

  • Reflect on your understanding of Catholic educational leadership

A strong emphasis is placed on your current practice and educational context and on applied research.

The degree consists of eight papers (units). To satisfy the requirements for the award of the degree, candidates must complete twocore units plus six additional units.

The core units are:

  • EDLE 640 Perspectives on Leadership
  • EDLE 641 Values and Leadership 

The six other units generally offered in Wellington include are:

  • EDLE 632 Leadership Spirituality
  • EDLE 633 Leading Authentic Learning
  • EDLE 605 Leading Educational Change
  • EDLE 629 The Study of Organisations
  • EDLE 630 Professional Practicum - Inquiry Project
  • EDLE 600 Developing Inspired Leadership

The programme co-ordinator is Chris Duthie-Jung (email:; phone 04 496 1709). A TCI prospectus including information on the Master of Educational Leadership is also available.


You can download a booklet regarding the July 2012 intake for the Master of Educational Leadership here.