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The Degree of Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the degree of Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and:
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Speech Language Therapy, or a related relevant discipline, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses, or equivalent; and
(c) have completed at least 60 credits of Academic Board or delegate approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher.
2. Candidates for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:
(a) Part One and Part Two as specified in the schedule;
(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the degree;
(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates who have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) or the Postgraduate Diploma Resource Teacher: Literacy (RTLit), with a grade average of at least a B, or equivalent, shall follow a flexible programme of study which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising courses from the Schedule including:
(a) Part Two as specified in the Schedule to the Degree; and including:
(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
4. The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is awarded without a subject.
5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology may be awarded with a class of Honours.
6. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology candidates must have maintained a B+ grade average over the Part One courses.
7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education without an endorsement should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
10. Candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) and satisfy the entry requirements for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology may transfer and complete the following 120 credits: 30 credits of 256.7xx courses, 256.855, and 256.847.
11. Candidates who have not yet completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) may apply to transfer to the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology providing they meet the entry requirements and can satisfy all requirements as specified in the regulations.
12. In all cases candidates must complete the requirements within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Transitional Provisions or the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
Schedule for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Compulsory courses (60 credits from)
256.701 Ako: Psychology of Learning and Teaching 15 credits
256.702 Ahurei: The Psychology of Unique Differences 15 credits
267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits
Compulsory course selection (60 credits from)
256.703 He Taiao Ako: Psychology of Educational Settings 15 credits
256.704 Waiora: Psychology of Wellbeing and Ako 15 credits
256.705 Whanaungatanga: Psychology of Relationships in Ako 15 credits
256.706 Whakapiki: Psychology of Change and Development 15 credits
256.707 Mānuka Tākoto - Behaviour Challenges 15 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 04 March 2021