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:

  • course work
  • online discussions
  • tutorials
  • assessments

Blended Learning
This mode of learning blends the flexibility of online learning with workplace learning and practical experience. All students have access to NZTC Online for learning including course materials, research and support materials, and assessment submission and return, while learning in their workplace.

Online is a flexible mode of learning without face-to-face attendance requirements. All study is conducted through NZTC Online. Courses are completed and assessed online, and you are part of an online learning community where you can interact with other students and lecturers through online discussion forums to assist your learning.

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.