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Master of Education
Master of Education

Master of Education

  • ID:UC640098
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,777.78
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,777.78
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
Estimated Total/program:
$58,217.04
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

a) Students for the 120-point pathway must have:

  • completed either a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average.

b) Students for the 180-point pathway must have:

  • a bachelor's degree with a major in Education, Psychology, a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • any other degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, and hold a professional teaching qualification; or
  • been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing) as entitled to enrol for the Master of Education.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), allows a 180-point coursework pathway* for current teachers, educational professionals, counsellors, researchers, and leaders to gain a master’s level qualification. The MEd is designed to give participants the opportunity to examine practice and critical issues in education, and in their area of specialisation if desired.

Students can complete a:

  • coursework-only path of study or
  • a mix of courses and an original thesis (worth 90 points).

The Master of Education may be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in eight disciplines ranging from e-Learning and Digital Technnologies to Special and Inclusive Education. See 'Subjects and courses' below for the list of endorsements.

Note: * Those with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours, or an equivalent degree, may only be required to complete 120 points.

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The 120-point pathway is unendorsed and involves the completion of a thesis and/or coursework.

The 180-point pathway can be either unendorsed, or endorsed in one of eight areas:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • e-Learning and Digital Technologies
  • Hōaka Pounamu: Te Reo Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching
  • Inclusive and Special Education
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Positive Behaviour Support (not open to new enrolments)
  • Teaching and Learning Languages

More information on each endorsement and course requirements is available on Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development website.

For the full details of courses for each endorsement and pathway option, see the Regulations for the Master of Education.

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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