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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Education Practice

If you are a practicing teacher who would like to advance your knowledge, skills, and qualification and apply them directly to your own work context, this program offers flexible pathways for you to achieve your goals.

You can choose to study courses with a practice project or by courses only. You will be equipped with world-leading research, knowledge, and tools to help enhance your own teaching practice so that you can better achieve positive and equitable outcomes for diverse communities and learners.

This practitioner-focused program is designed to be taken part-time, outside of school hours, using a blend of face-to-face and online delivery.

A practice project is a 45-point independent study focused on your own teaching and learning context, with a view to improving student learning. It is not a thesis or dissertation.

120-point taught masters. An advanced fast-track degree for practicing teachers with at least one or two years’ experience (depending on prior qualifications). Completion by education practice project or by taught courses around Education Practice.

180-point taught masters. An advanced degree around aspects of Education Practice. Completion by education practice project or by taught courses focusing on topics such as Contemporary Pedagogies, Literacy Education, Curriculum Theory and Social Psychology of the Classroom.

Campus Information

Epsom Campus

The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

This masters qualification builds on the knowledge teachers already have through their initial teacher education programmes and teaching experience so that they can achieve greater outcomes through their teaching. It has the potential to enhance qualified teachers’ opportunities for promotion and wider career prospects, through better understanding of issues and ideas in Education and demonstrated effectiveness in teacher practice.

Jobs related to this program

  • Communities of Learning (CoLs) leader
  • Education sector leader
  • Human resources practitioner
  • Organizational development manager
  • School/centre specialist or manager
  • Trainer in organisations

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree in education, teaching or physical education; or one year of postgraduate study in education or teaching
  • GPE 5.0