Master of Early Childhood Education

Master of Early Childhood Education

This Master’s degree aims to advance scholarship in curriculum, leadership, advocacy and ethics at a postgraduate level through coursework. This Master’s is advantageous for those who wish to develop expertise in a specific area of educational practice.


Method of learning:
Full-time / Part-time


1.5 years (Full-time)



All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions

International students will also be required to:

  • Attend tutorials for a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the program

Blended Learning

For more information on the modes listed above, refer to the Modes of learning page

New Zealand Tertiary College qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the Master of Early Childhood Education you may be eligible to apply for the Master of Education (ECE). Entry criteria will apply.


You may also be eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) which upon completion results in eligibility to apply for New Zealand teacher registration. Entry criteria will apply.