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Master's degree

Master of Specialist Teaching

MSpecTchg
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Specialist Teaching (MSpecTchg) is ideal for educators who work with children and learners who have special educational needs. Learn more about studying an MSpecTchg through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Master of Specialist Teaching

Degree Structure - Duration
6–12 months full-time

START

Master of Specialist Teaching

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

180

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $12,276
  • International — $53,100

Overview


Master of Specialist Teaching

Introduction

The Specialist Teaching programme is relevant for educators working with children and learners who have special educational needs in early childhood, primary, and secondary sectors.

The programme is coursework-based, meaning it is ideal for educators who aim to provide professional leadership in their area of expertise but who do not wish to undertake a thesis. The Master of Specialist Teaching (MSpecTchg) employs a mix of distance and blended learning delivery options that provide flexibility for all students, regardless of location.

The degree can be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in one of four areas. Graduates will gain a comprehensive understanding of their selected specialism, and will have the expertise, knowledge, interdisciplinary networks, and strategies to provide innovative approaches to meet children’s and learners’ special education needs in their workplace.


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Master of Specialist Teaching

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Master of Specialist Teaching you must have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching with at least a B Grade Point Average, and approval to enrol from Amo Matua, Ako | Executive Dean of Education.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Note: In order to graduate with the degree endorsed in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, you must also be able to demonstrate proficiency in Aotearoa New Zealand Sign Language.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Specialist Teaching or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Specialist Teaching

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits, such as specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $12,276
  • International — $53,100

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $11,941
  • International — $51,000

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Master of Specialist Teaching

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MSpecTchg consists of two 30-point courses, which can be completed by distance study.

You can study this Master's in 6–12 months full-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Specialist Teaching.

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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