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MEd - Language and Literacy Education as a main subject

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.

Language and Literacy Education encompasses the teaching and learning of literacy, reading and writing, literature, and language and languages in the compulsory sector. It also includes contexts beyond schooling such as academic literacy and writing in tertiary contexts, and literacy for adults in the community and in workplaces.


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Key information

Years: 1.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,185-$7,740 per year
Fees (International): $30,695 (120 pts) or $46,045 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*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.

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Prescriptions for the MEd

To complete the Master of Education in Language and Literacy Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Language and Literacy Education subject; an approved research methods paper; and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Language and Literacy Education.

Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories20B (Block - Tauranga)
Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
EDUCA557Research Methods20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
LLTED501Literacy Education: Approaches and Perspectives20A (Online)
This paper offers an introductory, critical examination of some theories, research, practices, policy and resources in literacy education in a range of settings. Students are expected to reflect on a range of approaches to literacy education and to draw on these reflections to investigate aspects of literacy of particular interest ...
LLTED504Reading Difficulties20B (Block)
This paper provides a critical examination of theoretical models of the reading process and the utility of associated procedures designed to evaluate, diagnose, and remediate reading problems.
LLTED522Best Practice in the Writing Classroom20A (Online)
In this paper students explore writing discourses; analysing and critiquing a range of theoretical perspectives and teaching practices. Participants are required to reflect on their discursive practices and how these position them as teachers of writing. Current pedagogical research in terms of effective teaching and assessment pra...
LLTED523Using Children's Literature in the Classroom20B (Online)
This paper offers participants a range of theoretical perspectives to critically examine the way literacy texts are used in classrooms. The course builds on undergraduate offerings in children's literature and explores a number of topics related to the use of literacy texts in classrooms.
LLTED551Special Topic20B (Block)
Further study and investigation into a selected area within Arts or Language/Literacy Education.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research20X (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.

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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education
Phone: 0800 832 242
Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz