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Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership)

Key facts

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

Take your passion for education further

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career as an educational leader.

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What is it like?

The Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) will help you create and sustain ethical, inclusive and socially just learning environments.

Learn from the best

Massey is a leading provider of postgraduate qualifications in educational administration and leadership, with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. You will gain insights into your own educational leadership practices through analysing the latest theories, policies and practices. Our lecturers are experienced and aspirational practitioners with deep specialist knowledge.

Leadership of and for learning

The Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) has a dual emphasis on applied educational leadership and critical thinking and analysis. Our courses are shaped by current, high-quality, national and international research, and our understanding of the diverse contexts of educational leadership practice. You’ll be encouraged to analyse and appreciate how theory and practice inform each other.

Join a learning community

Join like-minded educational leaders to critically reflect upon your own experiences as an aspiring or experienced educational leader. You will be part of a collaborative academic community; sharing, exploring and debating current educational challenges and opportunities.

Flexible learning

Massey is a leader in distance learning. You will stay in contact with your lecturers and peers through our collaborative on-line learning environment. Distance learning lets you fit your study round your life and commitments; you can study anywhere, anytime. You can study full or part-time, whatever suits you.

A good fit if you:

  • passionate about teaching and learning
  • currently an educational leader or aspiring to a leadership role
Dionne Thomas
Master of Educational Administration and Leadership
Assistant Principal - Director of Learning at Woodford House

“The staff were exceptionally supportive and encouraging…”

I lead the school’s strategic vision in terms of teaching and learning. My role includes curriculum design, assessment practices and reporting from Year 7 to 13, where I oversee a staff of 12 Head of Departments. Completing my Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2013 has provided me with enrichment opportunities in leadership to support the management of a range personnel – both students and staff. The course allowed me to include a broad combination of areas to support my ‘in school’ work, with many assignments and reports contextually appropriate to my job and the combination of study in gender, motivation, HR and adolescent behaviour all support my current role. I enrolled at Massey because I enjoyed the part-time availability of the programme, having started in 2009 with one course to being awarded a Ministry of Education Study Award in 2013 to complete the final 4 courses. I also enjoyed the opportunity to meet staff and other students at contact courses and many of these collegial friendships have continued since graduating in May this year. The staff were exceptionally supportive and encouraging, which is needed when you have been out of ‘study mode’ for a significant period of time! I have left Massey with a greater appreciation of it as a tertiary learning institute and have recommended the Masters course to many other middle managers.

Please note: the Master of Educational Administration and Leadership has been replaced by the Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership).


A Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) builds on your professional experience as an aspiring, middle or experienced leader. It is an applied programme that prepares teachers and leaders in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary contexts for the challenges of taking the lead in their educational settings.

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