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Level of Study
With Massey’s Master of Education (Early Years) you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to be a leader in early years education. It is of particular value for early childhood educators and early years teachers. It will also be valuable for:
This qualification builds upon prior knowledge and experience in early years educational settings. It also supports you to develop your understandings and teaching practices through engagement with research, theory and other professionals.
Why study with us?
Your qualification options
The Master of Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Explore your options in our education pathways tool.
The Master of Education (Early Years) can lead to numerous opportunities, professionally and in voluntary positions in the community. You may be enhancing your career or broadening your knowledge. Your skills and teaching knowledge will always be highly valued by yourself and others, as well as being applicable to your day-to-day work.
Where will Master of Education (Early Years) take you?
Use your skills to directly benefit your early years students. Master of Education (Early Years) graduates work in many educational areas such as:
The Master of Education is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.
The maximum completion timeframe for the 180 credit Master of Education is five years.
Course work (professional inquiry) pathway
It is strongly recommended that all subject courses are completed first. The research methods courses should then be completed.
To progress to Part Two you will need a minimum B grade average in the first 120 credits of courses.
Research (thesis) pathway
It is strongly recommended that all subject courses are completed first. The research methods courses must then be completed.
To progress to Part Two you will need a minimum B+ grade average in the first 90 credits of courses.
If you have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification.