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Master of Early Childhood Education (Level 9)

Course Description

This Master’s degree aims to advance scholarship in curriculum, leadership, advocacy and ethics at a postgraduate level through coursework. This Master’s is advantageous for those who wish to develop expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

Study Highlights Summary

Program Overview

  • Leadership and management in early childhood education.
  • Adult teaching philosophies and techniques.
  • Children and families in early childhood education.
  • Infants’, toddlers’, and young children’s learning through arts in a multicultural society.


  • Encourages critical reflection on practice as it relates to early childhood education.
  • Develops your knowledge and skills through advanced level /coursework.
  • Beneficial if you are looking to advance your career as an early childhood professional.

Entry Criteria

Please refer to full entry criteria details on the NZTC website.


Course Level

Course Level Masters Degree
Study Type Full Time
Region NZ Wide
Duration 1.5 year
Intakes Feb, Apr, Jul and Oct
Tuition Fee $39,600 (2019)
Registration Fee
Other Study Costs
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