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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Education
MEd

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Education requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have

(b) 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

(c) been awarded or qualified for 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

(d) been awarded or qualified for 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

(e) been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent, with a grade average across all courses of at least B (Coursework pathway) or at least B+ (Research pathway).

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Education shall follow a parts-based programme of study totalling at least 180 credits from the Master of Education Schedule, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as specified in the Schedule for the Degree; and including

(b) at least 15 credits (Coursework Pathway) or 30 credits (Research Pathway) of research methods course(s) as listed in the Schedule for the Degree.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(e) will consist of courses from the Schedule for the Degree totalling at least 120 credits including:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Degree;

(b) at least 30 credits at 700-level, including at least 15 credits (Coursework Pathway) or 30 credits (Research Pathway) of research methods course(s), as listed in the Schedule for the Degree.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of Education may be awarded with or without a subject.

5. A candidate may complete a subject by completing at least 135 credits (Coursework pathway) or at least 150 credits (Thesis pathway) in a subject including Part Two. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Degree.

6. Subjects available for the Master of Education are: Digital Education, Early Years, Educational Administration and Leadership, Inclusive Education, Literacy Education, Māori Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Leadership, and Tertiary Education.

Student Progression

7. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Education (Coursework pathway), candidates must have achieved a B grade average in the first 120 credits of courses completed in Part One.

8. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Education (Research pathway), candidates must have achieved a B+ grade average in the first 90 credits of courses completed in Part One.

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Education may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education or the Postgraduate Diploma in Education should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. Candidates enrolled in the Master of Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the Tertiary Education subject may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses in the Tertiary Education Schedule. For such candidates, the substitution of a course already completed towards the subject for the compulsory course 273.785 may be permitted. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2023.

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the E-Learning subject may choose to graduate with either the E-Learning or Digital Education subject title. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

15. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Education, Inclusive Education subject prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to substitute 256.756 for 263.704. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Master of Education

Part One

Research Methods courses

Coursework Pathway (15 credits from)

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267.790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788

Research Pathway (30 credits from)

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267.790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788

Subjects

Digital Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

261.760 Digital Education and Design for Learning 30 credits

261.764 Foundations of Digital Education 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

261.765 Trends in Digital Education 30 credits

261.766 Teaching and Digital Education 30 credits

Early Years (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 90 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

265.736 Quality in Early Years Education 30 credits

265.737 Young Children and Their Families 30 credits

265.738 Children's Play and Learning in an Intentional Teaching Practice 30 credits

265.740 Advanced Studies on Learning in the Early Years 30 credits

Educational Administration and Leadership (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

259.771 Educational Leadership in Action 30 credits

259.772 Theory and Process in Educational Leadership 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations 30 credits

254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations 30 credits

Inclusive Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

249.741 Assessment and Planning for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186.741

249.742 Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186.742

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

249.744 Understanding Learners with Behaviour Difficulties 30 credits
R 186.744

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

Literacy Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Compulsory course

258.720 Foundations of Literacy Education 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 60 credits) or Research Pathway (30 credits)

258.721 Teaching Students with Literacy Learning Difficulties 30 credits

258.722 The Nature, Prevention and Remediation of Literacy Learning Difficulties 30 credits

258.723 Teaching Writing in the Classroom 30 credits

Mathematics Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (at least 90 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

276.700 Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities 30 credits

276.731 STEM in Education and Society 30 credits

276.782 Mathematics Education 30 credits

276.784 Current Issues in Teaching Mathematics 30 credits

276.785 Making Mathematics Accessible 30 credits
R 254.785

Māori Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

269.711 Policy and Development in Māori Education 30 credits

269.734 Mana Whānau: Whānau Engagement in Education 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

269.733 Mana Motuhake: Contemporary Issues in Māori & Indigenous Education 30 credits

269.735 Mana Kura: Leadership in Māori Education 30 credits

269.736 Mana Matauranga: Indigeneity, Innovation & Information 30 credits

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Leadership (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

257.766 Leading TESOL in Diverse Contexts 30 credits

257.767 Current Issues and Innovations in TESOL Leadership 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

257.769 Teaching Content to English Language Learners 30 credits

259.780 Language Policy and Assessment 30 credits

Teaching and Learning (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 90 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

254.702 Facing Big Questions in Education 30 credits

263.701 Enhancing Teacher Learning and Mentoring 30 credits

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

263.705 Assessment for Learning and Teaching 30 credits

263.706 Adolescent Learning and Engagement 30 credits

Tertiary Education (Coursework pathway 135 credits, Research Pathway 150 credits – including Part Two courses)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

273.784 Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education 30 credits

273.785 Assessment and Evaluation in Tertiary Education 30 credits

Subject courses: Coursework Pathway (At least 30 credits from)

261.766 Teaching and Digital Education 30 credits

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

273.723 Cultures and Learning: Diversity in Tertiary Education 30 credits

Elective courses

253.750 Counselling Theory 30 credits

253.753 Guidance in Education 30 credits

253.754 Family and Couples Counselling 30 credits

253.755 Culture and Counselling 30 credits

254.706 Advanced Studies in Curriculum Policy and Practice 30 credits

254.744 Educational Issues Among Pacific Islands Peoples in New Zealand 30 credits

254.773 Educational Policy Analysis 30 credits

262.751 Theory and Practice of Gifted and Talented Education 30 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (90 credits from)

267.880 Thesis 90 credits
P Two of 267.740, 267.741, 267.782, 267.783 R 180.791, 180.898, 186.894, 267.881, 267.882

267.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
P Two of 267.740, 267.741, 267.782, 267.783; all of 249.744, 258.722, 256.754, 256.755 and 267.781 for MEdPsych R 180.897, 186.891, 186.892, 186.893, 187.892, 267.880

267.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 267.881 R 267.880

Coursework Pathway (45 credits from)

267.861 Professional Inquiry 45 credits
P 267.740 or 267.741 or 267.782 or 267.783

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