This broad area of study particularly suits people already employed in the education sector or those wanting to understand more about teaching and learning. Postgraduate study in Education can enhance your theoretical knowledge and classroom practice and can provide future opportunities for professional development. 

Programmes in Education such as the Master of Education (MEd) can also be tailored to suit your individual needs or interests. The academic pathway for people interested in Education is diverse. If you have not studied Education before, you could start with a Diploma in Education (DipEd) or Graduate Diploma in Education (GradDipEd).

How to study Education in Tauranga

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

See Master of Education (MEd) for more information.


500 Level Papers

500 level papers focus on leadership in curriculum, pedagogy, early childhood or develop other professional expertise, for example in professional learning.


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