Master of Education

This qualification is for Bachelor of Teaching/Education graduates or those with a degree and a teaching qualification.

New accelerated Masters degrees have been introduced for educators interested in making a contribution to their profession through higher learning. It is now possible to complete the programme in one to one-and-a-half years of full-time study.

As a professional educator, you can choose a programme of study that is focused on an area of interest for your future career. For example, you may wish to become an expert in leadership, a specific area such as Curriculum, Pedagogy, Early Years Education, Māori Education, Maths Education, Arts Education or Language and Literacy Education, or develop other professional expertise.

If you are interested in a career in academia and/or research, this qualification can be a pathway into doctoral study.

Begin your MEd with one or two focus papers in your chosen area of study, followed by a research methods paper and another option. All students are expected to complete a piece of independent research of at least 30 points at 500 level.

You can complete most or all of your MEd in Tauranga. Alternatively, online study is available with some on-campus (either Tauranga or Hamilton) block courses.


  • Global Studies in Education
  • Professional Learning
  • STEM Education (science, technology, environment, maths)

Other degrees that may be of interest to educators include:

  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies
  • Master of Educational Leadership
  • Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

Note: The majority of our 500 level postgraduate papers in Education are offered fully online or partially online/on-campus (Hamilton and Tauranga) or fully on-campus. For further information visit our website or email: