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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 Educational and Developmental Psychology
MEdDevPsych

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 Educational and Developmental Psychology requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Speech Language Therapy, or a related relevant discipline, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses, or equivalent; and

(c) have completed at least 60 credits of Academic Board or delegate approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as specified in the schedule;

and including:

​(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the degree;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates who have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) or the Postgraduate Diploma Resource Teacher: Literacy (RTLit), with a grade average of at least a B, or equivalent, shall follow a flexible programme of study which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part Two as specified in the Schedule to the Degree; and including:

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is awarded without a subject.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology may be awarded with a class of Honours.

6. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology candidates must have maintained a B+ grade average over the Part One courses.

Completion Requirements

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

8. 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 Diploma in Education without an endorsement should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) and satisfy the entry requirements for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology may transfer and complete the following 120 credits: 30 credits of 256.7xx courses, 256.855, and 256.847.

11. Candidates who have not yet completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) may apply to transfer to the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology providing they meet the entry requirements and can satisfy all requirements as specified in the regulations.

12. In all cases candidates must complete the requirements within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Transitional Provisions or the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Schedule for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Part One

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

256.701 Ako: Psychology of Learning and Teaching 15 credits

256.702 Ahurei: The Psychology of Unique Differences 15 credits

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267.790

Compulsory course selection (60 credits from)

256.703 He Taiao Ako: Psychology of Educational Settings 15 credits

256.704 Waiora: Psychology of Wellbeing and Ako 15 credits

256.705 Whanaungatanga: Psychology of Relationships in Ako 15 credits

256.706 Whakapiki: Psychology of Change and Development 15 credits

256.707 Mānuka Tākoto - Behaviour Challenges 15 credits

Part Two

256.847 Applied Research in Educational Psychology 60 credits
P 267.740 and 267.741 or equivalent

256.854 Educational and Developmental Psychology Assessment 30 credits
R 186.747, 186.754, 256.754

256.855 Educational and Developmental Psychology Practice 30 credits
C 256.854 R 186.748, 186.755, 256.755

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