Master of Education (ECE)

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Incorporated

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry qualification for ECNZ's Master of Education (ECE) degree is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (as listed at level 7 on the NZQF). ECNZ's Master of Education (ECE) is open to those who have met the entrance requirements, including specified levels of attainment, in the programme admission regulations. Applicants from overseas must prove they hold an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. They must also meet the English language proficiency requirements by achieving or exceeding 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) but with no band less than 6.
Admission to the Master of Education (ECE) degree is based on the evaluation of documentary evidence (including the academic record) of the individual applicant's ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

These high-level aims are underpinned by notions of identity, inquiry and knowledge creation within the conceptual framework and provide the overall direction for the Master of Education (ECE). The aims are to: 1. Induct emerging researchers into the role of educational research for inquiry-based teaching and learning, who can demonstrate evidence of advanced knowledge in a specialist field of inquiry; 2. Prepare the next generation of researchers to undertake systematic and independent planning, execution and completion of empirical research through culturally responsible and ethical research practice; 3. Grow a diverse community of scholars through research engagement that enables depth and breadth of research and researchers; and 4. Develop and support the generation and dissemination of new, high quality, credible and meaningful research knowledge related to education in the Aotearoa New Zealand context and beyond.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Education at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 473 4672
Fax: (04) 473 7295

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