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Programme overview

If you are a practising teacher who would like to advance your knowledge, skills and qualification and apply them directly to your own work context, this programme will help you to achieve your goals.

You will be equipped with world-leading research, knowledge and tools to help enhance your own teaching practice. In this way, you can better achieve positive and equitable outcomes for diverse communities and learners.

This practitioner-focused programme is designed to be taken part-time, outside of school hours, using a blend of face-to-face and online delivery. 

120-point taught masters. An advanced fast-track degree for practising teachers with at least one or two years’ experience (depending on prior qualifications). 

180-point taught masters. An advanced degree that focuses on aspects of Education Practice. Taught courses focus on topics such as Contemporary Pedagogies, Literacy Education, Curriculum Theory and Social Psychology of the Classroom.

Study the Inclusive Education specialisation

One in four people in Aotearoa have a disability. This diversity is now represented in local early childhood settings and schools and teachers are expected to have the conceptual, culturally responsive and applied knowledge base needed to teach in inclusive environments.

In this specialisation, you’ll develop advanced knowledge and capabilities in inclusive practices to support diverse learners in educational settings. You’ll also extend your research skills through an inquiry-based approach and gain the skills and knowledge needed to take leading roles in effective planning, coordination and management of projects and in professional learning.

Find out more about the Inclusive Education specialisation.

Programme structure

This programme can be taken fully online through our new digital classroom (hybrid) facilities. Discover more about our online delivery modes.

120-point taught masters

  • One 30-point compulsory core course: Advanced Study of Education Practice (EDPROF 704)
  • At least one Level 9, 30-point elective course from the schedule: Contemporary Pedagogies (EDCURRIC 700), Teaching with Digital Pedagogies  (EDCURRIC 720), Accelerate Learning in a Digital World (EDCURRIC 740), Special Study (EDPRAC 703), Ako: Learning to Learn and Teaching to Learn (EDPROF 737), ECE Curriculum Issues (EDPROFST 751), Mentoring Teachers (EDPROFST 762), Curriculum: Theory, Issues, Practice (EDPROFST 777), Education and Diversity (EDUC 716), Adolescence and Positive Youth Development (EDUC 747), Social Psychology of the Classroom (EDUC 755), Childhood Studies (EDUC 767)
  • Two elective courses (60 points total) from other approved 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work*

180-point taught masters

  • One 30-point compulsory core course: Advanced Study of Education Practice (EDPROF 704)
  • At least one 30-point elective course from the schedule: Contemporary Pedagogies (EDCURRIC 700), Teaching with Digital Pedagogies  (EDCURRIC 720), Accelerate Learning in a Digital World (EDCURRIC 740), Special Study (EDPRAC 703), Ako: Learning to Learn and Teaching to Learn (EDPROF 737), ECE Curriculum Issues (EDPROFST 751), Mentoring Teachers (EDPROFST 762), Curriculum: Theory, Issues, Practice (EDPROFST 777), Education and Diversity (EDUC 716), Adolescence and Positive Youth Development (EDUC 747), Social Psychology of the Classroom (EDUC 755), Childhood Studies (EDUC 767)
  • Four elective courses (120 points total) from other approved 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work*

*Other approved 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work: EDCURRIC 700–705, 709–714, 720–723, 728, 729, 740, 750, 763, 780, 791, EDPRAC 750, 752, EDPROF 702, 704, 706, 709, 724, 759 EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDPROFST 702–708, 716–753, 760–779, 782–788, EDSPEC 700, EDUC 703– 734, 737–764, 767, 776, 777, 787, 791, SOCCHFAM 700, 731, 734, SOCCLEAD 706. 

See taught courses available at the faculty for your programme.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2023 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based), Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours), Bachelor of Education (Teaching), or Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 3.5

    Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based), Bachelor of Education (Teaching), or Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based), Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours), Bachelor of Education (Teaching), or Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

In addition, you must have at least one year of teaching experience. At least two years of teaching experience is required for qualified graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or Bachelor of Physical Education.

You must have completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based), Bachelor of Education (Teaching), or Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

A GPE of 4.0 is required for graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) or its equivalent.

 

Other pathways to study

If you have not met the requirement, you can still gain entry if you have satisfactorily attained an equivalent qualification or professional experience in the education profession that is approved by the Faculty.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in education, teaching or physical education; or one year of postgraduate study in education or teaching

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in education, teaching or physical education; or one year of postgraduate study in education or teaching, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

In addition, you must have at least one year of teaching experience. At least two years of teaching experience is required if you have completed an undergraduate degree in education, teaching or physical education.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in education, teaching or physical education; or one year of postgraduate study in education or teaching, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.5 or higher.

A GPE of 4.0 is required for graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) or its equivalent.

Other pathways to study

If you have not met the requirement, you can still gain entry if you have satisfactorily attained an equivalent qualification or professional experience in the education profession that is approved by the Faculty.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Education Practice cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,068.80*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2023
8 December 2022
Semester Two 2023
4 July 2023

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

View our study pathways guide to help you decide whether this programme is right for you.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

This masters qualification builds on the knowledge teachers already have through their initial teacher education programmes and teaching experience so that they can achieve greater outcomes through their teaching. It has the potential to enhance qualified teachers’ opportunities for promotion and wider career prospects, through better understanding of Education issues and demonstrated effectiveness in teacher practice. Please note: This programme does not include a research component, which means that completion does not enable you to enrol into a doctoral programme. If you are interested in keeping the option for later enrolment into a doctoral programme open, please consider enrolling into the Master of Education or Master of Professional Studies in Education.

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