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Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Level 9)

Course Description

Designed to advance quality teaching, learning, research, and scholarship skills in the early childhood sector, this research-based Master’s is ideal for graduates who have a degree and want to take their educational and professional skills to a higher level.

Study Highlights Summary

Program Overview

  • Authentic leadership in early childhood education.
  • Communities of learning and engagement.
  • Children and families in early childhood education.
  • Infants’, toddlers’, and young children’s learning through the arts in multicultural society.


  • Equips you with higher level research, curriculum and leadership skills.
  • If you are a manager or senior level staff, you can enhance your leadership and mentoring of the teachers in your preschool.
  • Beneficial if you are seeking a career as a researcher, scholar, lecturer or academic in the early childhood field.

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 Two years
Intakes Feb, Apr, Jul and Oct
Tuition Fee $51,600 (2019)
Other Study Costs
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