Early Years

Massey University

M.Ed. Online
12 months
19476 USD/year
4276 USD/year
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With Massey University’s Master of Education in Early Years you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to be a leader in early years education.

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Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Learning outcomes

The Master of Education in Early Years from Massey University is of particular value for early childhood educators and early years teachers, facilitators of early childhood professional development, tertiary teachers in early childhood education/early years programmes and other professionals involved in the education of young children from birth to eight. 

This qualification builds upon prior knowledge and experience in early years educational settings and supports you to develop your understandings and teaching practices through engagement with research, theory and other professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quality in Early Years Education
  • Young Children and Their Families
  • Children’s Play and Learning in a Goal-Directed Teaching Practice 
  • Advanced Studies on Learning in the Early Years
  • Professional Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Thesis Part 
  • Professional Inquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in early childhood/early years education or any other degree from a New Zealand university and an appropriate professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not hold an early childhood/early years or primary teaching qualification, should include with their enrolment application a statement on equivalent teaching experience with young children and how previous academic qualification/background is relevant to the study of early years education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19476 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4276 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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