Master of Education (Literacy Education)

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Entry requirements

Please see the entry requirements for the Master of Education.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Education (Literacy Education) structure

This qualification will carry the award of Distinction if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours) or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) within 18 months of first enrolling for full-time study or within four years of first enrolling for part-time study. Maximum completion timeframe for the 180 credit Master of Education is five years.

Students admitted with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education completing a 120 credit Master of Education must complete within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study to be eligible for the award of Merit/Distinction. The maximum completion timeframe for the 120 credit Master of Education is four years.

Students that have been admitted with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (and are ineligible to surrender this qualification) shall complete at least 120 credits, comprising:

At least 30 credits at 700-level, including at least 15 credits (Coursework Pathway) or 30 credits (Research Pathway) of research methods course(s) as listed in the Schedule for the Qualification and Part Two as specified in the Schedule.

Coursework (Professional Inquiry) pathway

Students must complete at least 90 credits from this subject schedule, including the compulsory course. An additional 30 credits may be selected from the Elective Schedule for the MEd or any of the other subject schedules (including Literacy Education). All students must complete one 15 credit research methods course and the 45 credits Professional Inquiry course. The focus of the Professional Inquiry should be in the subject area.

It is recommended that the subject courses are completed first. You should then complete your research methods course before undertaking the professional inquiry.

To progress to Part Two students must achieve a minimum B grade average in the first 120 credits of courses.

Research (Thesis) pathway

Students must complete 60 credits from the subject schedule, including the compulsory course, two 15 credit research methods courses, and a 90 credit Thesis . The focus of the Thesis should be in the subject area.

It is recommended that the subject courses are completed first. You must then complete your research methods courses before starting your thesis.

To progress to Part Two students must achieve a minimum B+ grade average in the first 90 credits of courses.

Courses

Part One

Compulsory course

258.720 Foundations of Literacy Education

Subject courses

At least 60 credits (Coursework pathway) or 30 credits (Research pathway) from:

258.721 Teaching Students with Literacy Learning Difficulties
258.722 The Nature, Prevention and Remediation of Literacy Learning Difficulties
258.723 Teaching Writing in the Classroom

Part Two

Research Pathway (90 credits)

30 credits of research methods course(s) as listed in the Master of Education Schedule.

267.881 Thesis Part I
267.882 Thesis Part II

Coursework Pathway (45 credits)

15 credits of research methods course(s) as listed in the Master of Education Schedule.

267.861 Professional Inquiry

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