Master of Education
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Intakes: February, July, November
International tuition: NZ$46,050
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,303
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. 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 Teaching and Learning Languages.
This program can be done
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 language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 7.0 TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 100 TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 600 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 65
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.
Christchurch , New Zealand