This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.
Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers.
The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently.
Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points).
- Individual and small group mentoring
- Identifies your personal strengths
- Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners.
- Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future.
- The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.
Master of Teaching and Learning
This is a more intensive course aimed at high achievers. The one year programme is from January-December and requires a higher entry criteria. The advantage of completing this aspirational course is a higher starting salary when entering the teaching profession. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms.
Master of Teaching & Learning (Primary & Secondary)
This programme will develop critical understanding of research based pedagogical approaches, learning theory and content knowldege to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). Practical experience consists of 10 weeks full-time and two weeks part-time. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.
Dates: January – December
Entry requirements: A bachelors degree and B+ average.
Note: all candidates are interviewed.
Te Arareo He Tohu Paerua Whakangungu (Kura or Wharekura)
This is the first Initial Teacher Education programme at Masters level in New Zealand for preparing teachers for Māori medium contexts. It is a demanding programme aimed at high achievers who have a high level of Māori language fluency who want to be teachers in Māori medium settings. The programme has been developed in close partnership with local kura and wharekura with a significant part of the programme involving school practice. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.
Start date: January 2017
Entry requirements: A bachelors degree and B+ average, a level of proficiency in te reo Maori is required.
Te Toi Arareo Master of Teaching and Learning (Māori Medium):
Mā te reo, ngā ūara me ngā waiaro Māori tēnei hōtaka e kawe. Nā te tautoko a ngā Wharekura me ētehi Kura Arareo te take i tū ai tēnei kaupapa. He hōtaka whakangungu pouako hei tautoko i ngā pūtoi ako me ngā marautanga Māori pērā ki Te Aho Matua, ngā Kura ā Iwi, ngā Marau ā Kura me te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Delivery of the programme is through te reo, using Māori values and attitudes. It has been developed in collaboration with whanau, hapu and iwi so that it meets the criteria demanded in today’s kura and wharekura. It aligns with contemporary thinking about teacher preparation and will contribute to a more integrated schooling system in the future. The programme prepares students to work effectively among different philosophies/kaupapa eg. Te Aho Matua, Iwitanga, and Rumaki.
- GradDipT = $48615
- MTchgLn (Step 6) = $50498
Step / Grade / Current salary
- T3 G3+E GradDipT = $51,200
- T5 G5E MTchgLn = $56,550
For more information see the Primary Teachers Collective Agreement
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|Faculty||Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education|
|Domestic Fees||$11,337 per year|
|International Fees||$27,825 per year|
|Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment - please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
These are all the subjects available for the Master of Teaching and Learning
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Admission and enrolment
Registrations of interest and applications for 2017 Masters programmes are open from July – November 2016.
A bachelors degree and B+ average is required to be accepted into the programme, and fluency in te reo Māori if you are applying for the Te Arareo programme.
Please note that an interview and selection process applies.
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:
Phone: 0800 83 22 42 or + 64 7 838 4500
The MTchgLn comprises 180 points, which includes six compulsory postgraduate (500 level) papers. The following papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Master of Teaching and Learning Programme.
|Required Primary||Required Secondary||Māori Medium Primary||Māori Medium Secondary|
|TEDE531 Teaching in the New Zealand Context||TEDE531 Teaching in the New Zealand Context||TEDE541 Ngā Āhuatanga o ngā Kura Reo Māori||TEDE541 Ngā Āhuatanga o ngā Kura Reo Māori|
|TEDE532 Diversity and Inclusion||TEDE532 Diversity and Inclusion||TEDE542 Te Kaupapa Rangahau Pakirehua||TEDE542 Te Kaupapa Rangahau Pakirehua|
|TEDE513 The New Zealand Curriculum 1 (Primary)||TEDE523 The New Zealand Curriculum 1 (Secondary)||TEDE543 Te Puāwaitanga o te Reo||TEDE543 Te Puāwaitanga o te Reo|
|TEDE514 The New Zealand Curriculum 2 (Primary)||TEDE524 The New Zealand Curriculum 2 (Secondary)||TEDE544 Marau 1 (Kura Tuatahi)||TEDE545 Marau 1 (Wharekura)|
|TEDE515 Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)||TEDE525 Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)||TEDE546 Marau 2 & Pakirehua (Kura Tuatahi)||TEDE547 Marau 2 & Pakirehua (Wharekura)|
|TEDE516 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)||TEDE526 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)||TEDE548 Marau 3 & Pakirehua (Kura Tuatahi)||TEDE549 Marau 3 & Pakirehua (Wharekura)|