The Master of Education is designed to help education professionals engage with advanced knowledge, critical analysis and research skills in the broader area of education.
The programme offers flexibility, has a simple structure, and enables students to pursue an area of interest through research. It aims to prepare students to undertake research in education.
This is not a teaching qualification and it does not lead to registration as a teacher with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
To enrol in one of the specialisations in the Master of Education you must have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience or approval of the programme leader.
You can also complete the Master of Education without a specialisation.
You need a total of 180 points to successfully complete the Master of Education, including completing either a dissertation or a thesis where you can explore a topic of your interest.
Students enrolled in a specialisation are encouraged to take EDUC906.
1. You must gain an average grade of B- in the courses prior to enrolment in the dissertation or thesis, otherwise your points will be reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
Choose from the following to make up a total of 180 points:
1 Courses listed are those offered in 2022. To see the courses offered in 2023 and 2024, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Relevant professional experience is necessary to take this course. Programme leader approval required.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Education are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Master of Education graduates will have a broad range of research skills for application to their area of education.
This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.
The Master of Education can serve as a pathway to doctoral study.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.