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Master of Education (Teaching and Learning)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Enhance your career with deep insights into the learning process

A Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) will allow you to focus on aspects of teaching and learning important to you.

A deep understanding of the principles and practices of effective learning and teaching is at the core of what it means to be an effective teacher and learner. The Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) is an advanced-level professional degree focused on providing a platform for teachers and other educational professionals to consider, reflect on and change what they do in relation to important elements of their work: curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment. This programme is designed to develop:

  • Your philosophy as a teacher or educator
  • Classroom practice that caters for learners’ needs
  • Equitable classroom practices including literacies, cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Your capacity to be informed by scholarly work and to integrate it meaningfully into your own practice.

Careers

An MEd (Teaching and Learning) can lead to numerous opportunities, professionally and in voluntary positions in the community. Your skills and specialist teaching knowledge will always be highly valued.

Where will your skills take you with an MEd (Teaching and Learning)?

Your skills will be in demand! Our graduates who hold recognised teaching qualifications work in many educational areas (or pursue career paths) such as:

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher

Our graduates also work in areas such as:

  • Education adviser
  • Tertiary lecturer
  • Trainer

Further study

If you want to advance to doctoral study, you will need at least a B+ GPA in your Master of Education.

Planning overview

The Master of Education is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.

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.

Master of Education (120 credits)

If you have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (and are ineligible to surrender this qualification), you may be admitted directly to Part Two if the required minimum grade average is achieved in the PGDipEd.

If you have a specialisation in the same subject area you may be admitted directly to Part Two in that specialisation.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • the Bachelor of Education with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent, or
  • any other bachelor’s degree with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching, or
  • any other bachelor’s degree with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent, and have professional experience relevant to the intended postgraduate subject, or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent, with a grade average across all courses of at least B (Coursework pathway) or at least a B+ (Research pathway).

If you do not have a Bachelor of Education or equivalent, you will need to supply a copy of your curriculum vitae.

If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in Education as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

Research and professional pathway

When you apply, you will choose either a research pathway or a coursework pathway.

If you intend to do the research pathway (thesis) you will need to provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) with your application.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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