Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Central Auckland - 29 October 2024

New Zealand Tertiary College

NZQA Level: 9
NZQA Credits: 240
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
Start Date:
End Date:
28 October 2026

This qualification is designed for learners with existing degree qualification(s) who want to develop their educational and professional skill in the education sector to an advanced level. This programme allows learners to undertake research-based course work to advance their research, teaching, and leadership skills.

Designed to advance quality teaching, learning, research and scholarship skills in the early childhood sector, this research-based Master’s is ideal for graduates who have a degree and want to take their educational and professional skills to a higher level.

1 Marewa Road, Greenlane, Auckland 1051

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Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits), or higher qualification with an average grade deemed acceptable to the Academic Board*
    OR completed the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NZTC with a grade point average of merit or higher

  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

  • Applicants may be required to succeed in a personal interview

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand will have their qualification assessed by NZTC but may need to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 8 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email for more information.

All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions

International students are also required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of tutorials per semester

Domestic Fee (NZD): $6,532 to $6,772 | International Fee (NZD): $52,000

The following fees are also required:

  • Student Fee Insurance $50 
    Covers the insurance to protect student fees. The fee is based upon one stage of study.

  • Student ID card $30 

    One off payment at beginning of study. Students must submit a photo for a student card to be produced. Replacement cards for lost or stolen cards are $30.

  • Police Vetting Fee $25 

    One off payment at beginning of study.

  • NZQA Reporting Fee $10

    Covers the cost of reporting qualification to NZQA.


If you are applying for Credit Recognition and Transfer (CRT):

  • CRT Assessment Fee $95
    The fee is non-refundable even if no CRT credit is awarded.


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