Master of Education Practice

The Master of Education Practice (and incorporated postgraduate certificate and diploma) links theory to practice across the diverse field of education. Its strengths lie in its ability to respond to the policy and socio-political impacts on education in New Zealand, its focus on cultural diversity and the ongoing critical enquiry into practice.

Whether you are a professional educator in a museum or gallery, or a registered teacher, this programme enables you to explore education through the lens of your experience.

Programme code: AK1054
Level: 9
Points: 180
Duration: 1.5 years full-time / Maximum 4 years part-time
Venue: North Campus or South Campus
Delivery: Online distance learning or blended learning or classes on campus
Start date: 16 Feb 2018 / 26 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

Career opportunities

This qualification enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of graduates in the educational work sector. This includes:

  • Compulsory education
  • Higher education
  • Non-formal education
  • Educators in the private and public sector
  • Organisational developers

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers (or equivalent) and;
  • At least 2 years experience in an educational workplace

Structure and content

All students who enrol for the MEdPrac will take two compulsory papers EDUC806 The Inquiring Practitioner and EDUC829 Research-Based Inquiry for Practitioners (or approved alternative research methodologies paper). Students will collaborate with a mentor lecturer throughout the programme to support ongoing reflection of an integrated learning narrative. This narrative may include learning related to their practice context, experiences and needs, and personal interests and aspirations. This collaboration will build towards the applied research project paper as a culmination of a personalised learning journey.

You complete the master's degree as follows:

  • 60 point compulsory papers, and
  • 60 point elective papers, and
  • 60 point project

EDUC806 The Inquiring Practitioner
EDUC829 Research-Based Inquiry for Practitioners

EDUC808 Concepts and Constructs in Education
EDUC809 Global Impacts on Education Practice in Contemporary Society
EDUC827 Perspectives on Māori and Pacific Education Experiences
EDUC828 Education for Sustainability, Participation and Transformation
EDUC830 Contemporary Issues in Education


EDUC905 Applied Research Project (60 points)

Last updated: 10-Jan-2018 9.31am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.