Education Studies

Education Studies is about the overall field of education (and not about becoming a teacher per se).

Studying in this area involves learning about the philosophy, psychology, sociology and history of education.

This includes how different groups of people learn – such as different ethnicities, age groups, disabilities, etc.

This area is also about the variety of education institutions nationally and education systems internationally.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Counsellor
  • Social worker
  • Education policy analyst
  • Education administrator
  • Educational psychologist
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Public policy analyst
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

146% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
16%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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