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Specialist Teaching

36 months
4322 USD/year
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If you’re keen to work with diverse learners and their teachers, then a Master of Specialist Teaching at Massey University is for you.


Take less of your time

The Master of Specialist Teaching from Massey Univesity is 180 credits. This means you can complete this qualification in three years of part-time study.

Evidence-based research project within work contexts

Studying the Master of Specialist Teaching will allow you to apply your knowledge and skills in diverse cultural contexts. You’ll undertake practice-based research and advanced study within your area of specialist teaching.

Flexible programme with multi-modal teaching

We combine a range of evidence-informed, culturally sustaining and 21st century learning options for all students. This includes digital and face-to-face pedagogical practices to make it easier for you to study from anywhere and to integrate your learning and practice. You can complete the 180-credit MSpecTchg in three years of part-time study.

Inter-professional environment

Our qualification adopts an inquiry-based inter-professional model. So you will study alongside other types of specialist teachers to learn with, from and about each other within a broad community of practice. Your study will take place in a supportive and constructive learning environment led by highly qualified and respected experts in the field of inclusive education.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Master of Specialist Teaching does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Learning Pathways
  • Community-based Practice
  • Supervision and Mentoring in Specialist Teaching
  • Additional Areas of Specialist Teaching
  • Specialist Teaching Professional Inquiry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.  

To enter the Master of Specialist Teaching you will have:

  • been awarded or qualified for a completed degree from a New Zealand university with a minimum B grade average across the 300-level courses (or equivalent), and
  • a relevant professional qualification, and
  • at least two years relevant professional experience, or
  • been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (or equivalent) with a minimum B average.
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University
  • a summary of any short or long-term disability including learning disability or heath issue that may affect your study.
  • copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years)

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    4322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4322 USD per year during 36 months.

National: 7,153 NZD International: Unavailable


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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