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MEd
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 curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

Programme Highlights

  • Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas.
  • Complete the MEd at a pace that suits you, part-time while you work or full-time over 18 months.

Te Wānanga Toi Tangata Division of Education offers Educational Partnership Study Awards to all education settings in which our students are placed as part of their initial teacher education or counsellor education programme. In recognition of the partnership, the
equivalent of a 15 point paper will be awarded to you for every student teacher or student counsellor your education setting supports. The credits can be used at your discretion to provide additional professional learning opportunities for your staff.

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Key information

Years: 1.5
MEd Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,686 - $8,278 per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
Estimated Fees* (International): $34,190 (120 pts) or $51,295 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

Structure of Programme

The requirements of the MEd are 180 points including:

  • at least 30 points from List A of papers
    • up to a further 90 points from List A and B
  • one of the research methods List C papers; and
  • one of the research paper options of List D

30 points may be taken from outside the field of the degree.

In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the requirements of the degree must be completed in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study from the date of first enrolment in the degree - please see the MEd Regulations.

There are normally three options regarding how study can be planned.

  • Option 1: 30 points Dissertation (EDUCA591)
  • Option 2: 60 points Dissertation (EDUCA592)
  • Option 3: 90 points Thesis (EDUCA593)

Degree planner — Master of Education - Option 1

Including 30 points Dissertation.

Coursework

Choose a Paper from List A
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Research

Choose a Paper from List C
30 points

  • Coursework
  • Research

List A
  • EDUCA561 Learners and Learning Across Educational Contexts
  • DINST521 Critical Studies in Disability and Inclusion
  • EDUCA562 Curriculum, Pedagogies and Multiliteracies
  • EDLED501 Educational Leadership: Concepts, Theory and Practice
  • MAOED523 Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses
  • EDUCA560 Contemporary Educational Policies, Thought and Issues
  • EDUCA506 Educational Assessment
List B
  • COUNS540 Working with Groups
  • COUNS546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches
  • COUNS549 Counselling and Contexts
  • DLRNG500 Debates in Digital Learning and Educational Technology
  • GLOBE500 Global Trends in Education: Narratives, Agendas and Voices
  • HMDEV500 Contemporary Issues in Lifespan Development
  • LLTED522 Teaching Writers
  • LLTED523 Children's Literature for Joy and Disruption
  • MTHED500 Mathematics and Statistics Education: Enhancing Practice
  • SCTED512 Science, Technology and Environmental Education: Innovation and Trends
  • MAOED501 Matauranga Reo Māori
  • MAOED502 Tirohanga Whakahaere
  • MAOED503 Te Whakaora Reo: Matauranga Rumaki

Research Methods and Research

List C

Choose one from:

  • EDUCA557 Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods
  • EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
  • MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
List D

And one from:

Research is governed by the Ethical Conduct in Research Regulations. For advice about the online Research Ethics Application, please email [email protected].

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Degree planner — Master of Education - Option 2

Including 60 point dissertation (pathway option for doctoral study). Entry to the dissertation requires a B average across prior master's papers.

Coursework

Choose a Paper from List A
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Research

Choose a Paper from List C
30 points

  • Coursework
  • Research

List A
  • EDUCA561 Learners and Learning Across Educational Contexts
  • DINST521 Critical Studies in Disability and Inclusion
  • EDUCA562 Curriculum, Pedagogies and Multiliteracies
  • EDLED501 Educational Leadership: Concepts, Theory and Practice
  • MAOED523 Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses
  • EDUCA560 Contemporary Educational Policies, Thought and Issues
  • EDUCA506 Educational Assessment
List B
  • COUNS540 Working with Groups
  • COUNS546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches
  • COUNS549 Counselling and Contexts
  • DLRNG500 Debates in Digital Learning and Educational Technology
  • GLOBE500 Global Trends in Education: Narratives, Agendas and Voices
  • HMDEV500 Contemporary Issues in Lifespan Development
  • LLTED522 Teaching Writers
  • LLTED523 Children's Literature for Joy and Disruption
  • MTHED500 Mathematics and Statistics Education: Enhancing Practice
  • SCTED512 Science, Technology and Environmental Education: Innovation and Trends
  • MAOED501 Matauranga Reo Māori
  • MAOED502 Tirohanga Whakahaere
  • MAOED503 Te Whakaora Reo: Matauranga Rumaki

Research Methods and Research

List C

Choose one from:

  • EDUCA557 Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods
  • EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
  • MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
List D

And one from:

Research is governed by the Ethical Conduct in Research Regulations. For advice about the online Research Ethics Application, please email [email protected].

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Degree planner — Master of Education - Option 3

Including 90 point master's thesis (pathway option for doctoral study). Entry to the master's thesis requires a B+ average across prior master's papers.

Coursework

Choose a Paper from List A
30 points

Choose a Paper from List A or List B
30 points

Research

Choose a Paper from List C
30 points

  • Coursework
  • Research

List A
  • EDUCA561 Learners and Learning Across Educational Contexts
  • DINST521 Critical Studies in Disability and Inclusion
  • EDUCA562 Curriculum, Pedagogies and Multiliteracies
  • EDLED501 Educational Leadership: Concepts, Theory and Practice
  • MAOED523 Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses
  • EDUCA560 Contemporary Educational Policies, Thought and Issues
  • EDUCA506 Educational Assessment
List B
  • COUNS540 Working with Groups
  • COUNS546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches
  • COUNS549 Counselling and Contexts
  • DLRNG500 Debates in Digital Learning and Educational Technology
  • GLOBE500 Global Trends in Education: Narratives, Agendas and Voices
  • HMDEV500 Contemporary Issues in Lifespan Development
  • LLTED522 Teaching Writers
  • LLTED523 Children's Literature for Joy and Disruption
  • MTHED500 Mathematics and Statistics Education: Enhancing Practice
  • SCTED512 Science, Technology and Environmental Education: Innovation and Trends
  • MAOED501 Matauranga Reo Māori
  • MAOED502 Tirohanga Whakahaere
  • MAOED503 Te Whakaora Reo: Matauranga Rumaki

Research Methods and Research

List C

Choose one from:

  • EDUCA557 Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods
  • EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
  • MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
List D

And one from:

Research is governed by the Ethical Conduct in Research Regulations. For advice about the online Research Ethics Application, please email [email protected].

This information is provisional and subject to change.


Choose a main subject

Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least a B grade average across the level 300 papers and:

(1) a teaching qualification or a major or minor in any of the subjects offered in the Master of Education, or

(2) substantial relevant experience.

120 point Master of Education available subject to meeting eligibility requirements - please see the MEd Regulations.

Credit for Previous Study Information

Recognition of Prior Learning Information

This programme will not lead to registration as a teacher in New Zealand - if you are interested in training to become a teacher we suggest you contact our team on [email protected] to explore your options.


Many postgraduate papers are taught either fully online or partially online, with some papers having block on-campus requirements at either our Hamilton or Tauranga campus. These requirements are paper dependent.

Note: International students looking to study in Tauranga may be impacted by paper offerings for visa purposes. Please contact us if you have any questions and to discuss your personal situation.

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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Programme Administrators - Postgraduate and Research
Jinah Lee
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7870
Email: [email protected]

Programme Leader
Dr Frances Edwards
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0800 924 5286 extn 6170

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 838 4610
Email: [email protected]

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