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Master of Education (Teaching and Learning)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

Enhance your career with deep insights into the learning process

A Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) will allow you to focus on aspects of teaching and learning important to you.

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What is it like?

A deep understanding of the principles and practices of effective learning and teaching is at the core of what it means to be an effective teacher and learner. The Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) is an advanced-level professional degree focused on providing a platform for teachers and other educational professionals to consider, reflect on and change what they do in relation to important elements of their work: curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment. This programme is designed to develop:

  • Your philosophy as a teacher or educator
  • Classroom practice that caters for learners’ needs
  • Equitable classroom practices including literacies, cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Your capacity to be informed by scholarly work and to integrate it meaningfully into your own practice.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Master of Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

Why study with us?

  • Informed effective teaching practices
  • Supportive, constructive environment for you to learn and further develop your understanding
  • Access to highly qualified experts
  • Current and relevant thinking and research in teaching and learning
  • Massey University has extensive experience offering online, blended and distance qualifications.

A good fit if you:

  • Are interested in developing a deep understanding of how students learn and what motivates them
  • Want to know more about applying and adapting teaching strategies to meet your goals


Learn, teach and motivate

An MEd (Teaching and Learning) can lead to numerous opportunities, professionally and in voluntary positions in the community. Your skills and specialist teaching knowledge will always be highly valued.

Where will your skills take you with an MEd (Teaching and Learning)?

Your skills will be in demand! Our graduates who hold recognised teaching qualifications work in many educational areas (or pursue career paths) such as:

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher

Our graduates also work in areas such as:

  • Education adviser
  • Tertiary lecturer
  • Trainer

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