Master of Contemporary Education

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Please contact or ring 0800 MINDLAB as soon as possible. Since the block sessions are a requirement of the course, you will need to apply for special circumstances, supported by suitable evidence, in order to continue your enrolment on the programme. If these are approved, individual arrangements will be made for you to complete the required work. Otherwise you may need to withdraw and re-enrol in a later intake to complete the block.

This is a practice-based Master’s highly relevant to your education context e.g classroom

  • It will add value to your school (or other education context), so your manager or leadership team will be supportive of your study. Importantly, this Master’s is about your practice - the challenges, problems and opportunities that you face in your classroom (or other education context).
  • This Master’s adds value to the Digital and Collaborative Learning Postgraduate Certificate which is Part 1 of the 3 part MCE. The PG-DCL and MCE become a suite of options for teachers and other educators to choose from and move between.
  • The MCE focuses on the challenges of contemporary education including digital fluency through leadership and collaboration. The MCE recognises all teachers as leaders.
  • The MCE Agile Inquiry Process is a framework that allows you to tackle complex change in learning environments where requirements are not fully understood or are ever changing.
  • The learning is divided into sprints (chunks) that facilitate successful collaboration and shared learning. There is an individual and collective responsibility and a shared accountability with personalised learning through the selection and development of particular sprints that are focused to your context. With continuous improvement, regular reflection and iteration, the solution to the challenge emerges through the process.  
  • The MCE has part-time and full-time options.

For part-time students we are looking at weekends and school holidays. This may be similar for full-time students but there may be some sessions on work days. There may be some flexibility around workshops/days of the week, but there is an expectation that you will attend these workshops.

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.

You are able to complete the programme from any location in New Zealand, as long as you are able to attend the required workshops in Auckland or Christchurch. The first face-to-face session will either be in week 2 or 3.

Part 1 is 32 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.

Please contact your facilitator or email your associated course coordinator:

For Postgraduate Certificate students:
For Master of Contemporary Education's students:
For Master of Teaching & Education Leadership students:

Your facilitator may suggest a nearby location for you to join (if possible) or will be able to advise the best way for you to catch up. They can also share the session slides with you and direct you to the relevant online material.

If an unforeseen circumstance impairs the ability of a student from doing well on an assessment (including submitting 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. Please contact your programme coordinator below, to request a SAC form.

For Postgraduate Certificate students:
For Master of Contemporary Education's students:
For Master of Teaching & Education Leadership students:

Your Student ID is sent to you in your application confirmation email. If you’ve lost it, fill in your name and email below and we will send your Student ID to your email (please use the same email address below as the one which you enrolled with). Or alternatively, you can contact or call 09 964 4444.