Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

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 offers flexible pathways for you to achieve your goals.

You can choose to study by courses with practice project or by courses only. You will be equipped with world-leading research, knowledge and tools to help enhance your own teaching practice, so that 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.
A practice project is a 45-point independent study focused on your own teaching and learning context, with a view to improving student learning. It is not a thesis or dissertation.

120-point taught masters. An advanced fast-track degree for practising teachers with at least one or two years’ experience (depending on prior qualifications). Completion by education practice project or by taught courses around Education Practice.

180-point taught masters. An advanced degree around aspects of Education Practice. Completion by education practice project or by taught courses focusing on topics such as Contemporary Pedagogies, Literacy Education, Curriculum Theory and Social Psychology of the Classroom.

Programme structure


120-point taught masters

Requirement:

By practice project

  • Two compulsory core courses (45 points total): The Twenty-first Century Classroom/Centre (EDPROF 702), Practitioner Inquiry Techniques (EDPROF 703)
  • One 30-point elective course from other approved 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • A 45-point Education Practice Project (EDPROF 792)

By taught courses

  • 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), Issues in Literacy Education (EDPROFST 701), 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

Requirement:

By practice project

  • Two compulsory core courses (45 points total): The Twenty-first Century Classroom/Centre (EDPROF 702), Practitioner Inquiry Techniques (EDPROF 703)
  • Three elective courses (90 points total) from other approved 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work 
  • A 45-point Education Practice Project (EDPROF 792) 

By taught courses

  • 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), Issues in Literacy Education (EDPROFST 701), 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

See taught courses available at the faculty for your programme.

Sample programme structure

Here are samples of the programme structure for the 120-point pathway by project and by courses.

Project 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROF 702
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    Level 8 course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 703
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 792
    Type:
    Education practice project
    Points:
    45 pts

Courses 120 points

  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 700*
    Type:
    *or other elective from the schedule above
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 704
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Sample programme structure

Here are samples of the programme structure for the 180-point pathway by project and by courses.

Project 180 points

  • Code:
    EDPROF 702
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 703
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 792
    Type:
    Education practice project
    Points:
    45 pts

Courses 180 points

  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    700 level course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 751*
    Type:
    *or other elective from the schedule above
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 704
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

2018 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.

 

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.

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,543.20*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 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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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 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

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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 issues and ideas in Education and demonstrated effectiveness in teacher practice.

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