Master of Contemporary Education
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If an unforeseen circumstance impairs the ability of a student from doing well on an assessment (including submitting an assessment on time and/or giving a presentation), students are able to apply for a Special Assessment Circumstance (SAC) with relevant evidence within 5 working day of the assessment item due date. You can do this through Ako Mai, or contact your programme team to request a SAC form.
For Postgraduate Certificate students: email@example.comFor Master of Contemporary Education's students: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Leading Beyond Sustainability students: email@example.comFor Digital & Collaborative Teaching & Learning students: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Leading Change for Good students: email@example.com
We tend to include your Student ID number in most emails to you about your enrolment or your programme. Check back through your emails and see if you can find it. It's a 7 digit number.
If you still can't find it, please email or Slack your programme team directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name that you enrolled on the programme with and they'll be able to let you know your student ID number.
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To be admitted to the Master of Contemporary Education, all applicants must have:
A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses;
A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree or equivalent;
Applicants must give their consent to undergo a process of Safety Checking* as set out in the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”). This checking process will include:
iii. Providing a chronological summary of his or her work history, if any, for the preceding 5 years and the name of any professional organisations and/or licensing authorities and/or registration authorities that the student is a member of or been licensed by and that is relevant to the proposed placement (if required);
Applicants are also required to consent to the above information gathered as part of the Safety Check to be shared with a host institution for the purposes of any practicum placement.
*This clause is waived if the candidate has already fulfilled the requirements of the Safety Check as part of their current employment.
Applicants must have an identified education-based practice that would would normally be through current employment.
1.2 Whakaurunga Motuhake | Special Admission
Applicants must have:
1.3 Whakaurunga Kōwhiringa | Discretionary Admission
In exceptional cases an applicant who does not meet the general admission requirements and who has not reached the age of 20 on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the Certificate is to commence may apply for discretionary admission.
In assessing whether to grant discretionary admission in exceptional cases, the primary focus will be on the applicant’s level of preparedness for study at the required level.
1.4 Whakaurunga Reo Pākehā | English Language Admission Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
We are not accepting applications from International students at this time. Please contact us for more information.
2. Paearu Kōwhiri Tukanga| Selection Criteria & Process
2.1 Paearu Kōwhiri | Selection Criteria
When the number of eligible applicants for admission exceeds the number of places available, the following selection criteria will be applied:
Applicants who meet the maximum number of listed criteria will be the preferred candidates
2.2 Tukanga Kōwhiri | Selection Process
Selection will be made by a subcommittee set up for the purpose with the delegated authority to offer places to applicants. The subcommittee will select students on the basis of written information supplied on the enrolment form. At the discretion of the subcommittee, an interview (face-to-face or electronic) may be required.
This is a practice-based Master’s highly relevant to your education context e.g classroom
Previous candidates have received pay increases after the completion of the Masters.
Our understanding is and has been if you complete the Masters which is an NZQA approved Level 9 postgraduate qualification you are entitled to a change in salary with the improvement of your qualification – unless you are already on the highest allowable step.
It looks like there may have been a rule change if you are already on 3Q+ since the last pay negotiation from an NZEI point of view but we have no knowledge of this. Qualifications completed overseas are subject to approval from NZQA before they are recognised.
Novopay’s answer to our query on your behalf has been that all employees need to be assessed by Salary Assessment, Education Payroll Limited.
Students need to check the Teachers’ Collective Agreement, Remuneration Clause or contact MOE Resourcing Division email@example.com for any clarification regarding the clause.
Usually, workshops will be held during the school holidays or on a weekend. There may be some flexibility around workshops/days of the week, but there is an expectation that you will attend these workshops. Attending online is possible, please speak with the programme team.
Part 2, full time will be 27 hours per week, covering 4 courses in 26 weeks.
Part time commitment is 52 weeks, at around 13 hours per week.
Part 3 (single course): full-time will be around 26 weeks working on your practice-based change project or 52 weeks part-time.
Part 1 is 35 weeks part-time and is the PG-DCL (Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning).
Parts 2+3 will take 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.