Massey University Education

Massey’s Institute of Education addresses the big educational issues. Join us and find out why we have a reputation for innovation in our programmes and excellence in our research.




QS ranking education

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.


Massey is the first university in the Southern Hemisphere to partner in a UNESCO UNITWIN initiative: the Global Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education.

Where could a degree in education take you?

Massey offers world-class qualifications in a range of general and professional education subjects to take your career to the next level.

How to become a teacher

If you want to be a teacher, our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in primary or secondary will equip you to apply to the Education Council for provisional teacher certification.

Your options:
•    Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
•    Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Professional qualifications

Massey offers specialist professional qualifications at honours and postgraduate level including specialist teaching, educational psychology, speech and language therapy, and counselling.


If you’re keen to work with diverse learners and their teachers, then specialist teaching is right for you.

Your options:
•    Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
•    Master of Specialist Teaching


Educational psychology gives you transferable skills to make your teaching more effective. Educational psychology programmes will increase your understanding of the factors that support or hinder learning.

Your options:


With speech and language therapy you can help people of all ages with speech, language and swallowing difficulties to achieve independence. Massey runs a Speech Language Therapy Clinic in Albany, Auckland. This is a teaching clinic that serves the community. Student clinicians assess and treat clients under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced clinical staff. You’ll get practical, hands-on experience of working with clients with a range of speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

Your options:
•    Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours
•    Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy
•    Master of Speech and Language Therapy


Develop your counselling knowledge with a professional qualification from Massey. Our counselling programmes will develop your skills for a meaningful career helping others.

Your options:
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance)
•    Master of Counselling Studies