Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Master of Education – MEd

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed the requirements for:

either

a (i) the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from this University, or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

(ii) the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) from this University, or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

b (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) from this University, or an equivalent qualification recognised for teacher registration as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

(ii) the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Education from this University, or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

(iii) an equivalent qualification in education, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

(iv) (a) a Bachelors degree

and

(b) the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded

or

(v) (a) a relevant professional qualification in education as approved by Senate or its representative, with at least two years of relevant professional experience as approved by the Head of School

and

(b) the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

2 A student who has not gained a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher as specified in Regulation 1 must have otherwise shown to the satisfaction of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work capacity to undertake advanced study and research in the courses proposed to be taken for this degree in order to be admitted to this programme.

3 No student on whom the Degree of Master of Arts in Education has already been conferred by the University of Auckland may enrol for this degree unless specific approval is given by Senate or its representative.

4 Admission to the programme requires the approval of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

6 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

7 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Education Schedule.

8 A student who has to complete 180 points for this degree must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses in this degree. If the Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment for the Master of Education cannot be continued.

9 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

10 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

11 A student who has to complete 180 points for this degree and who does not achieve the required Grade Point Average in the first 60 points of taught courses may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Education to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Thesis

12 a The thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee or Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

c The thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Education

13 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education may reassign those courses to this degree provided that the Postgraduate Certificate in Education has not been awarded.

Variations

14 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

15 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

16 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2017. The 2016 regulations for the Degree of Master of Education were thereby repealed.

Master of Education (MEd) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: at least 30 points from EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 700, 754, 757

Requirement:

120 points: EDPROFST 796 Thesis or EDPROFM 796 Thesis

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

30 points from EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 700, 754, 757

60 points from EDCURRIC 700–706, 708–720, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 780, 791, EDPRAC 750–752, EDPROF 709, 724, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDPROFST 700–708, 714–757, 760–779, 782–788, EDSPEC 700, EDUC 700–765, 767, 776, 777, 787, 791, EDUCM 739, SOCCHFAM 700, 734, SOCCLEAD 706

90 points: EDUC 794 Thesis or EDUCM 794 Thesis

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