Master of Education (Digital Education)

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Entry requirements

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Education (Digital 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 (Digital Education) or (E-Learning) completing a 120 credit Master of Education (Digital 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.

Requirements

Students that have been admitted with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) (or (E-Learning) 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. An additional 30 credits may be selected from the Elective Schedule for the MEd or any of the other subject schedules (including Digital Education or E-Learning). All students must complete one 15-credit research methods course and the 45-credit 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 courses, 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 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 90 credits of courses.

Transition Provisions

Subject to the Maximum time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part 1 regulation for the degree, students enrolled in the Master of Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the E-Learning specialisation may choose to graduate with either the E-Learning or Digital Education specialisation title.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Courses

Part One

Compulsory courses

261.760 Digital Education and Design for Learning (30 credits)
261.764 Foundations of Digital Education (30 credits)

Subject courses

At least 30 credits (Coursework pathway) from:
261.765 Trends in Digital Education (30 credits)
261.766 Teaching and Digital Education (30 credits)

Part Two

Research Pathway

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

267.881 Thesis Part I (45 credits)
267.882 Thesis Part II (45 credits)

Coursework Pathway

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

267.861 Professional Inquiry (45 credits)

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Computational Thinking for Educators special topic

A 30-credit Special Topic in Computational Thinking for Educators is available for 2020 as a Double Semester course. Applicants should add 230.791 Special Topic Humanities and Social Science as a Special Request.

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