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MEd - Mathematics 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.

Expand your knowledge of mathematics and numeracy to enhance your career opportunities and capabilities.


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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
*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 Mathematics Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Mathematics Education subject; and one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500; 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 Mathematics 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 Points Occurrence / Location
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories30.021B (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 Methods30.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Online) & 21H (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.
EDUCA590Directed Study30.021I (Hamilton) & 21I (Online)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research30.021X (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.
MTHED501Mathematics Education30.021B (Online)
This paper is designed to enable teachers to develop their mathematics teaching with learners of all ages. Teachers will be encouraged to engage critically with theory and research in mathematics education, focusing on issues such as communication, assessment, and catering for diverse learners.
MTHED502Mathematics Education: Enhancing Thinking and Practice30.021A (Block) & 21A (Block - Tauranga)
This paper looks at how students' thinking becomes increasingly sophisticated as their mathematical understanding grows. A particular focus of the paper is the ways that learning in mathematics can be enhanced, including using formative assessment and digital technologies effectively.
MTHED503Effective Practice in the Mathematics Classroom30.021B (Block)
This paper is for mathematics educators working with learners of all ages. It focuses on international reform approaches and provides critical analysis of issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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Contact

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education:
Phone: 07 838 4466 ext 7721
Email: [email protected]

Programme Advisor
AProf Brenda Bicknell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 838 4466 extn 6971