Master of Education - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Education

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered in any one year.

Course Code

Course Title

COUN 678 Group Work: Process and Practice
COUN 679 Solution Focused Theory and Skills
EDEM 602 Turning Pedagogical Theory into Classroom Practice
EDEM 603 Research Project in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
EDEM 606 Curriculum Implementation in Science Education
EDEM 607 Contemporary Issues in Literacy Education
EDEM 608 Special Topic: Understanding Emotions in Education, Leadership, and Health
EDEM 609 Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education
EDEM 610 Teaching Drama in the Curriculum
EDEM 611 Contemporary Issues in Curriculum and Diversity
EDEM 614 Assessment for Learning
EDEM 615 Learning and Teaching Languages
EDEM 616 Critical Literacies in Children's Literature and Media Texts
EDEM 617 Enhancing Reading Development in Young Children at Risk
EDEM 618 Dyslexia: Identification and Intervention
EDEM 620 Inclusive and Special Education
EDEM 622 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings
EDEM 624 Autism Spectrum Disorders
EDEM 626 Curriculum Implementation in Computer Science
EDEM 628 Effective Practices with E-Learning
EDEM 630 Change with Digital Technologies in Education and Training
EDEM 631 Foundations of Language Acquisition and Learning
EDEM 633 Foundations of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
EDEM 637 Distributing Leadership Through Coaching and Mentoring
EDEM 638 Curriculum Leadership
EDEM 641 Educational Leadership and the Law in New Zealand
EDEM 644 Contemporary Issues in Education: Socio-Cultural Perspectives
EDEM 645 The Politics of Education
EDEM 647 Education, Globalisation and Development
EDEM 649 Te Tiriti o Waitangi i te Ao Matauranga
EDEM 650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
EDEM 651 Re-examining Education Early Years and Beyond
EDEM 654 Adult Learning and Education
EDEM 656 Tikanga and Rautaki Whakaako Reo
EDEM 657 Whakaora Reo-Language Revitalisation
EDEM 658 Matauranga Maori Hei Marautanga
EDEM 659 Advancing Pasifika Educational Success
EDEM 660 Te Reo Te Kohure
EDEM 661 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
EDEM 662 Child and Adolescent Development: Research, Contexts, and Applications
EDEM 663 Introduction to Interventions
EDEM 664 Counselling and Psychology: Theories and Skills
EDEM 665 Special Topic: Teaching Computer Programming
EDEM 666 Foundations of Positive Behaviour Support
EDEM 667 Application of Positive Behaviour Support
EDEM 668 The Learning Leader
EDEM 669 Leading and Managing Decision-Making in Organisations
EDEM 670 Leadership as Partnering: Moving Beyond Boundaries
EDEM 671 Group, Family and Systems Interventions
EDEM 672 Counselling Skills
EDEM 673 Counselling Practicum (FT)
EDEM 674 Counselling Practicum (Part A) (PT)
EDEM 675 Counselling Practicum (Part B) (PT)
EDEM 676 Professional Studies/Issues A
EDEM 677 Professional Studies/Issues B
EDEM 679 The Treaty of Waitangi in Community, Education and Health Settings
EDEM 680 Independent Study
EDEM 682 Special Topic: Current Issues in Education Futures and e-Learning
EDEM 683 Special Topic: Teaching practice and mathematical learning
EDEM 684 Special Topic: Assessment, Evaluation and Evidence Based Decision Making
EDEM 685 Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners
EDEM 686 Teaching New Zealand Theatre (Education)
EDEM 690 MEd Thesis
EDEM 691 MEd Thesis
EDEM 693 Introduction to Methodologies and Ethics in Educational Research
EDEM 694 Quantitative Research In Education
EDEM 697 Qualitative Research in Education, Health, and Human Development
EDEM 698 Emergent Research Methodologies
EDMM 632 Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning
EDMM 633 Issues in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
HEDN 601 Introduction to Tertiary Teaching
HEDN 602 Tertiary Teaching Methods
HEDN 603 Learning Design and Assessment in Tertiary Teaching
HEDN 604 Tertiary Teaching Scholarship

Note: Thesis courses (eg, EDEM 690) are taken as described in Regulation 3. Structure of the Degree.

Schedule B (Level 9 Courses)

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered in any one year.

Course Code

Course Title

EDEM 614 Assessment for Learning
EDEM 630 Change with Digital Technologies in Education and Training
EDEM 637 Distributing Leadership Through Coaching and Mentoring
EDEM 638 Curriculum Leadership
EDEM 651 Re-examining Education Early Years and Beyond
EDEM 660 Te Reo Te Kohure
EDEM 664 Counselling and Psychology: Theories and Skills
EDEM 667 Application of Positive Behaviour Support
EDEM 669 Leading and Managing Decision-Making in Organisations
EDEM 679 The Treaty of Waitangi in Community, Education and Health Settings
EDEM 685 Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners
EDEM 690 MEd Thesis
EDEM 691 MEd Thesis
EDMM 632 Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning
EDMM 633 Issues in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning

Note: Thesis courses (eg, EDEM 690) are taken as described in Regulation 3. Structure of the Degree.

Schedule C (Research Methods Courses)

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered in any one year.

Course Code

Course Title

EDEM 693 Introduction to Methodologies and Ethics in Educational Research
EDEM 694 Quantitative Research In Education
EDEM 697 Qualitative Research in Education, Health, and Human Development
EDEM 698 Emergent Research Methodologies

Schedule D Endorsement Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education

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Endorsement Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education

All endorsement options must contain at least 45 points from Schedule B as per regulation 3(b)(i).

Endorsed Option Requirements
Curriculum and Pedagogy For completion by coursework:

90 points from EDEM 606, EDEM 607, EDEM 609, EDEM 610, EDEM 611, EDEM 614, EDEM 620, EDEM 631, EDEM 650, EDEM 651, EDEM 656, EDEM 685

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

60 points from EDEM 606, EDEM 607, EDEM 609, EDEM 610, EDEM 611, EDEM 614, EDEM 620, EDEM 631, EDEM 650, EDEM 651, EDEM 656, EDEM 685, EDEM 687

30 points from the Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

E-learning and Digital Technologies For completion by coursework:

90 points from EDEM 626, EDEM 628, EDEM 630, EDEM 633, EDEM 682, EDEM 665

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

60 points from EDEM 626, EDEM 628, EDEM 630, EDEM 633, EDEM 682, EDEM 665

30 points from the Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

Hoaka Pounamu For completion by coursework:

EDEM 649, EDEM 656, EDEM 657 and EDEM 658

60 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

This endorsement cannot by completed by thesis under the 180 point pathway.

Any students wishing to undertake a thesis would be required to enrol in a 120 point MEd following completion of the 120 point Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Hoaka Pounamu).

Inclusive and Special Education For completion by coursework:

EDEM 620

60 points from EDEM 618, EDEM 622, EDEM 624, EDEM 666, EDEM 685

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

EDEM 620

30 points from EDEM 618, EDEM 622, EDEM 624, EDEM 666, EDEM 685

30 points from the Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

Leadership For completion by coursework:

90 points from EDEM 637, EDEM 638, EDEM 641, EDEM 668, EDEM 669, EDEM 670

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

60 points from EDEM 637, EDEM 638, EDEM 641, EDEM 668, EDEM 669, EDEM 670

30 points from the Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

Literacy For completion by coursework:

EDEM 607

60 points from EDEM 616, EDEM 617, EDEM 618

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

EDEM 607

30 points from EDEM 616, EDEM 617, EDEM 618

30 points from the Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

Positive Behaviour Support For completion by coursework:

EDEM 666 and EDEM 667

30 points from EDEM 685, EDEM 663, EDEM 661 or EDEM 638

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

EDEM 666 and EDEM 667

30 points from EDEM 685, EDEM 663, EDEM 661, EDEM 638

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

Teaching and Learning Languages For completion by coursework:

EDEM 631 and EDMM 632

30 points from EDEM 633 or EDEM 615

90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A

For completion by thesis:

EDEM 631 and EDMM 632

30 points from Master of Education Schedule C

EDEM 690 thesis in the area of endorsement

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