Education Papers at Tauranga (2018)

The study of education encompasses a broad range of options that reflect the far-reaching nature of the field. Educationists are interested in how knowledge, skills and values are constructed, accumulated, and conveyed through formal and informal means. The papers available in the subject Education provide opportunities for academic and professional development for those employed in the education sector. It is possible to plan a programme that is tailored to individuals' intellectual and/or professional needs.

Education is available as a minor for all undergraduate degrees.

To complete a minor in Education, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed under the subject Education or from the lists for Arts Education, Language and Literacy Education, Maori Education, Mathematics Education, or Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including at least one of EDUCA110, EDSOC101, or HMDEV100, and at least 30 points above 100 level.


  • 100 Level

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Ed), PGDip(Ed) and MEd
    To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, students must take 60 points at 500 level from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education Studies, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science and Technology Education.

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including DSOE557 or PCSS502 and at least 60 points from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education Studies, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science and Technology Education.

    Within the Postgraduate Certificate specialisations are available in eEducation and Restorative Practices. Within the Postgraduate Diploma specialisations are available in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, eEducation, Global Studies in Education, Guidance and Pastoral Care, Maori Medium Teaching/Te Ropu Tohu Paerua, Middle Schooling, Music Education, or Restorative Practices. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.

    To complete an MEd, students must take 180 points at 500 level from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education Studies, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science and Technology Education, including either DSOE557 or PCSS502 and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

    Within the Master of Education specialisations are available in Global Studies in Education and Professional Learning. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.

    Candidates who hold a BTchg(Hons) or a PGDip(Ed) must take a further 120 points at 500 level, including any required papers, to complete the Master of Education.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD and EdD
    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

    The Doctor of Education is a professional doctorate for senior practitioners in their fields who are proven excellent scholars, and who want to commit themselves to supporting and developing their profession through research. Papers will be offered subject to staffing. Intending students should discuss their programme with the Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information as of 20 September 2017 4:40pm

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