Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Master of Contemporary Education
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Professional Development
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Master of Contemporary Education (Level 9) aims to equip teachers and educational professionals with the competence, expertise, knowledge to drive and lead excellence in contemporary, future-focused and culturally responsive education practice. The qualification aims to build on and deepen capacity for and commitment to emerging technologies and digital fluencies within the education sector, in the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Master of Contemporary Education will be able to lead education innovation and opportunities created through digital technologies and future-focused practices to advance education across New Zealand. They will be able to work collaboratively with students, parents, whanau, communities and other key stakeholders in a range of contexts to develop and adapt strategies to advance teaching practice and improve learner outcomes.
Graduates of the Master of Contemporary Education will be able to:
Critically engage in a substantial and authentic way with appropriate communities and stakeholders in the context of educational change.
Critique past, existing, and emerging practices and determine their cultural and social impact in the wider education context.
Critically analyse existing and emerging challenges and opportunities in contemporary education, and generate strategies to advance practice.
Develop and adapt specialised knowledge regarding emerging and disruptive technologies, and the need for digital fluency, into practice.
Lead and develop collaborative learnerfocused solutions in practice in the context of emerging challenges and opportunities in contemporary education.
Education pathways
Professional doctorates in education from accredited tertiary institutions.
Employment pathways
Career pathway for registered teachers and educators in any area of education and teaching practice within primary, secondary and tertiary settings.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By AcademyEx Education Limited Partnership
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3790
Status Current
Created November 2017
Last Reviewed May 2018
Next Review July 2025
Content
The Master of Contemporary Education programme is comprised of taught, work-based and research courses that are integrated through learning outcomes and assessment. The final research paper is applied in the classroom and integrates learning from the whole programme.

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