Postgraduate Programmes

The University of Otago College of Education offers postgraduate programmes at the Certificate, Diploma, Master and Doctoral level.

One programme, the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) qualifies students to become teachers.

The other programmes do not qualify students to become teachers, rather they provide advanced study in education for those who are already experienced teachers, or who have an undergraduate qualification in education. Several have been specifically designed for teachers, while others are for anyone interested in the study of education.

Our programmes are grounded in academically oriented, research-based studies of educational issues, theories, policies and practices.

The majority of our programmes are able to be completed at a distance.

Available programmes:

An overview of our postgraduate programmes for teachers and others interested in the study of education is available in our postgraduate pamphlet. PDF 750k

Admission to Programmes

Information on the application and registration process for our postgraduate programmes.


Papers for postgraduate programmes

EDUC401 2015 Education in Historical Perspective 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC407 2015 Researching Educational Issues 20 points Full year
EDUC421 2015 Mathematics Education: Learning and Teaching 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC423 2015 Technology-enhanced Learning 20 points Full year
EDUC427 2015 Qualitative Research 20 points Full year
EDUC428 2015 Special Topic: Becoming a Research-capable Teacher 40 points Full year
EDUC429 2015 Special Topic 2 20 points Full year
EDUC430 2015 Junior and Young Adult Literature in Cultural Contexts 20 points Full year
EDUC431 2015 Special Topic 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC433 2015 Special Topic: Living Indigenous Educational Leadership 20 points First semester
EDUC434 2015 Youth Studies 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC440 2015 Critical Analysis of Teaching 20 points Full year
EDUC441 2015 Researching Personal Teaching Practice 20 points Full year
EDUC444 2015 Pacific Education Issues: Culture, Identity and Schooling 20 points Second semester
EDUC451 2015 Inclusive Education 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC453 2015 Exercising Professional Leadership 20 points Not offered in 2015
EDUC459 2015 Equality, Diversity and Education 20 points Full year
EDUC462 2015 Mentoring Teachers 20 points First semester
EDUC480 2015 Research Essay 40 points Full year
EDUC580 2015 MEd Dissertation 60 points Full year
EDUC590 2015 Professional Practice Portfolio 60 points Full year

For MTchgLn (endorsed in either Primary Education or Secondary Education) papers see here

Postgraduate Research

Information on the application and registration process for our postgraduate programmes.


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