Master of Contemporary Education
Level 9 – NZQA accredited
Our Master of Contemporary Education is a practice-based Master’s programme that you, as the learner, help co-construct in order to maximise the positive impact you can make in your school and education communities.
Next intake: 16th January 2023
Applications close: 2nd January
Duration: 37 weeks part-time (DCL), then 1-2 years with part-time and full-time options available
Study mode: Online learning
Fees: $12,060 inc GST for full programme (only $8,738 inc GST if Part 1: DCL has been completed)
International fees: $44,399 inc GST
Result: Level 9 (180 credits)
Full scholarships available
The Master of Contemporary Education has been designed to support the professional development and needs of teachers and educators in their rapidly changing teaching and learning environments. The qualification directly focuses on adding measurable, beneficial value to you, your school and your education communities.
Our Masters is:
The output of this work-based Master’s qualification is an in-depth project that is developed, presented and shared with education peers and advisors at The Mind Lab Education Symposium. This project is your focus for both Parts 2 and 3 of the Masters and gives you the chance to make real change where it matters most to you.
The Master of Contemporary Education is made up of 3 parts:
Our Master of Contemporary Education is currently run as scheduled facilitated sessions online, enabling teachers to complete this qualification from any location in New Zealand. It also includes full-day face-to-face workshops in Auckland, which we encourage you to attend, however there will be an online version available if travel to Auckland isn’t possible.
Any face-to-face sessions including symposiums will be at The Mind Lab – 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland.
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The domestic (NZ student) fee for the full Masters programme is $12,060 inc GST and each Part will be invoiced separately as you progress through the programme.
If you have already completed your Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning, the full programme fees consist of Part 2 and Part 3 only and total $8,738 inc GST.
The fee for international students, studying in New Zealand is $44,399 inc GST.
Educators with either an undergraduate qualification (not necessarily in education) or a Diploma in Education will automatically qualify for entry. Applicants with other qualifications/experience can also be considered.
A getting to know you interview
For admission into this programme all applicants will be interviewed, this is your chance to get to know the programme team and ask any questions. You’ll meet Herbert, Anna, Truman, Tim or Dor, and in turn they’ll get to know you, and ensure our Master’s is the right fit for you. You can discuss your professional experience, your project (if you have an idea in mind already), your support (what you’d need from us and your personal support like colleagues, community, whānau etc.) and ask any questions that might be on your mind. We look forward to meeting you.
Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
This programme is available to study as an international student either via online distance learning or if you currently reside in New Zealand and your visa conditions allow study. To find out more about studying with The Mind Lab as an international student, and for programme fees, visit our International Students page.
Matthew Eagle, Rongotai College
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning
4 courses, part-time over 37 weeks
Leadership and Collaboration in Contemporary Education
4 courses developing collaboration and leadership contextualised in contemporary education practice, including the importance of digital fluency. Part 2 develops a robust scope for the leadership of a practice-based project and collaboration in one or more other practice projects.
Part-time over 1 year, or full-time over 6 months.
Practice-based Change Project
In this capstone course, the candidates evidence their change in practice and learning through the implementation and critical evaluation of practice-based projects.
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