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Master of Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Auckland, New Zealand
The Master of Early Childhood Education is aimed at early childhood professionals who wish to advance their scholarship in curriculum, leadership, advocacy and ethics at a postgraduate level through coursework.  
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The Master of Early Childhood Education will enable those who hold positions such as managers and senior teaching staff to enhance the leadership and mentoring of staff in their centres and grow in their professional specialisation of working with families and young children.


A New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)-approved program

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Young Child: Childhood in the Early Years
  • Children and Families in Early Childhood Education
  • The Authentic Leader
  • The Philosophy of Early Childhood: Historical and Modern Perspectives
  • Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions

International students will also be required to:

  • Attend tutorials for a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33169 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8157 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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$12,690 ( NZD)

$51,600 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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