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MEd - Science, Technology and Environmental 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.

The Science, Technology and Environmental Education programme is for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education.


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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 MEd in Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Science, Technology and Environmental Education subject, 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 Science, Technology or Environmental 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.
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.
SCTED508Science Education20A (Online)
This paper provides an overview of current research and development in learning, teaching, and assessment in science education, both in New Zealand and overseas. It includes an analysis of the origins, processes, and contexts of science, and their significance for science education current issues. Current issues in science educatio...
SCTED511Technology Education20A (Online)
This paper aims to provide an understanding of the current issues in technology education research and development.
SCTED512Innovations in Science, Technology or Environmental Education20B (Online)
This paper aims to help teachers of science, technology or environmental education to develop their knowledge of science, technology or the environment and to consider how this knowledge might be integrated into educational activities. Students will develop an understanding of the wider issues of curriculum and assessment innovatio...
SCTED513Environmental and Sustainability Education20X (Block)
This paper aims to provide an opportunity for in-service and pre-service teachers, and community educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in environmental/sustainability education.
SCTED543STEM Development Project20X (Hamilton)
This paper offers an opportunity to develop a programme in a STEM subject or subjects, and evaluate it with students in classrooms.

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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education
Phone: 07 838 4466 ext 7721
Email: educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz

Programme Advisor
Chris Eames
Phone: 07 838 4357
Email: chris.eames@waikato.ac.nz