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Target your study towards your area of professional expertise. The Faculty of Education offers a postgraduate study award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students. Read more

Target your study towards your area of professional expertise.

The Faculty of Education offers a postgraduate study award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students. More information on Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award

Programme Highlights

  • Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas.
  • Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.

This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga.

Course Structure

Students may focus their degree in a subject or a named MEd specialisation. It is also possible to create a personal programme of study by choosing the subject Education and taking a focused selection of papers. This allows students to bring together their own selection of postgraduate papers offered in the Faculty of Education provided the overall programme meets the requirements for the qualification.

The requirements are 180 points including at least 60 points from the list for the subject or specialisation, an approved Research Methods paper, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research. There are normally three options regarding how study can be planned.

30 points may be taken from outside the field of the degree. 

Research Methods/Research

OR

OR

And at least one from:

MEd Specialisations

  • STEM Education
  • Global Studies in Education
  • Professional Learning

Please visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/master-of-education to see what subjects are available for this course.



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Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader. Read more

Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.

Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.

The Faculty of Education offers a postgraduate study award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students. More information on Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award

Programme highlights:

  • Examine leadership systems and practices to support change and innovation in organisational contexts.
  • Inquire into personal leadership practice.
  • Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and practice
  • Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader
  • Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community
  • Flexible delivery (NET/Block course)

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 180 points and there are three options regarding how study can be planned. It is recommended to start with the two required content papers PROF500 & PROF502.

Required

One of the three Research Methods paper options, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research.

Research Methods / Research

OR

OR

And at least one from:

Optional

Choose remaining papers from:

30 points may be taken from outside the field of the degree. Master of Education Master of Disability and Inclusion Stud



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Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Read more

Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.

The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.

You will work in our high-tech laboratories at the Cambridge Avantidrome or the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga, and will benefit from our collaborative relationships established with local organisations. These partnerships bring about opportunities for you to connect with elite athletes and teams for research including; Waikato Chiefs, BoP Magic, Cycling NZ and community organisations such as Parafed, Disabilities Waikato and Sport Waikato.

The MHSHP is a flexible degree, giving you the option to tailor the programme to meet your needs. Our staff hold the expertise to supervise a diverse range of projects, and you have the option of completing your degree over one year full-time, or part time while working.

Study flexibly

At masters level you can study a range of papers. The MHSHP usually comprises 180 points (500 level) including required and optional papers. You are required to choose one or more option(s) from the below. You can also pursue an area of interest in greater depth by undertaking a research project or thesis, under one of our expert supervisors. You are required to take a research methods paper and we recommend the school-based paper: SPLS501-16A Researching sport and leisure.

This qualification can be started at the University of Waikato Tauranga.

Course Structure

The MHSHP usually comprises 180 points (500 level) including required and optional papers and a research project or thesis.

Choose from

  • SPLS502 Sport, Fitness & Health: Science in Practice
  • SPLS504 Sport and Communities
  • SPLS505 Youth Culture and Sport
  • SPLS507 Sporting Bodies and Movement Culture
  • SPLS508 Health and Physical Education in Schools
  • SPLS520 Special Topic

Choose one from

  • SPLS501 Researching Sport and Leisure (recommended)
  • DSOE557 Research Methods
  • PCSS502 Kaupapa Māori Research

And at least one from

  • SPLS590 Directed Study
  • SPLS592 Dissertation
  • SPLS593 3-paper thesis
  • SPLS594 4-paper thesis*

*Consult with the programme adviser.

Career opportunities

  • Applied Exercise Scientist/ Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Events or Sports Manager
  • Outdoor Education Instructor/manager
  • Health, Physical Education or Dance Teacher
  • Researcher in Health, Sport and Human Movement
  • Human Movement or High Performance Manager


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The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Primary or Secondary Education is an intensive, research-informed programme of postgraduate study, usually completed in one calendar year of full-time study, or its equivalent in part-time study. Read more
The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Primary or Secondary Education is an intensive, research-informed programme of postgraduate study, usually completed in one calendar year of full-time study, or its equivalent in part-time study.

Top graduates from any discipline will be considered for this prestigious qualification. Student teachers will engage in an inquiry-based approach and intensive and extensive practice, working in partnership with schools and the University, which will lead to enhanced practitioner skills at individual, group and whole-class level.

In addition to meeting the requirements for provisional teacher registration in New Zealand, students of this programme will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.

This unique and innovative qualification is a joint initiative between the University of Otago College of Education and University of Waikato Faculty of Education. Each institution will award their own Master’s degree.

Programme Requirements

EDUC 471 Teaching in a New Zealand Context (30 Points)
EDUC 472 Primary Curriculum 1 (30 Points)
EDUC 572 Primary Curriculum 2 (30 Points)
EDUC 473 Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary) (30 Points)
EDUC 573 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary) (30 Points)
EDUC 476 Diversity and Inclusion (30 Points)
EICT 199 Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test (0 Points)
ELIT199 Literacy Competence Test (0 Points)
EMAT 199 Mathematics Competency Test (Primary) (0 Points)

Structure of the Programme

Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements in the schedule of requirements for the degree.

Other course requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English or Māori must provide certified results of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7.5 in the academic version (with no individual component below 7.5).

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This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Read more

This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.

Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers.

The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently.

Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points).

Programme highlights

  • Individual and small group mentoring
  • Identifies your personal strengths
  • Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future.
  • The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.


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