Master of Specialist Teaching

Massey University

Subject area

Teacher Education: Special Education



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have a strong knowledge and appreciation of specialist teaching as an interdisciplinary field of practice, and in-depth knowledge and skills in their endorsed area of specialist teaching. They will have a thorough understanding of how to apply their specialist teaching knowledge and skills in diverse cultural contexts. They will also be able to undertake research within their area of specialist teaching and inclusive education.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A New Zealand Bachelors degree, with a minimum B average over the 300-level courses, or equivalent; and a relevant professional qualification; or a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching, with a minimum B average, or equivalent; selection process applies and an interview; and meet requirements set by the Education Council for registration as a teacher in terms of character and fitness; and hold a current New Zealand Professional Registration; or undergo police vetting;

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,034 $10,551
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,211 $18,317
Total $19,245 $28,868

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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