Master of Education (Mathematics Education)

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  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

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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.

Requirements

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. An additional 30 credits may be selected from the Elective Schedule for the MEd or any of the other subject schedules (including Mathematics Education). 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, 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.

Courses

Part One

Subject courses

At least 90 credits (Coursework pathway) or 60 credits (Research pathway) from:

276.700 Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities
276.782 Mathematics Education
276.784 Current Issues in Teaching Mathematics
276.785 Making Mathematics Accessible
276.730 Enterprising STEM Education

Part Two

Research Pathway

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

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

267.861 Professional Inquiry

A Special Topic in Computational Thinking for Educators (30 credits) is offered as a Double Semester course for 2020. In order to take this course, applicants should add 230.791 Special Topic Humanities and Social Science as a Special Request.

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

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