Welcome to Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

As a leader of education in New Zealand, we are committed to enhancing education through the three interconnected disciplines of teaching, research and professional learning. Within our diverse communities we offer opportunities for students seeking a programme of study, and researchers interested in networking with like-minded people.

Become a teacher

Become a teacher in as little as one year with one of our teaching qualifications. Study Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching and get ready to inspire the next generation, pass on your knowledge and teach our youth to become independent learners and thinkers.

Whether you're a school leaver, recent graduate, career changer or looking to study from the comforts of your own home, Te Kura Toi Tangata has a teaching qualification for you.

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Study social sciences

Challenge your thinking about the world around us and how education plays a role in the lives of people. Study contemporary social issues, learn how we as humans deal with these issues, and identify ways these actions can be monitored and modified.

Study Human Development, Education and Society and Digital Learning as majors in the Bachelor of Social Sciences. Additionally, learn more about Adult Learning or Relational and Inclusive Practices by including these as minors.

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Advance your career with postgraduate study

Improve your skills, knowledge, expertise and career prospects and be a leader in education with a master's degree from Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education. Study Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Management, Counselling or Disability and Inclusion Studies.

Te Whai Toi Tangata Institute of Professional Learning (IPL)

Te Whai Toi Tangata Institute of Professional Learning (IPL) has a long history of working closely with education professionals across New Zealand to provide high quality professional learning opportunities.

IPL works with commuities, kāhui ako, schools, kura and the corporate sector to create tailored, cohesive plans to improve education and learning.

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Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER)

The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research carries out innovative and collaborative research that tackles the biggest challenges facing the education sector today. Working to make a different to education policy and practice, WMIER provides advice and infrastructure to ensure the success of educational research.

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Sue Dymock

Remembering Sue Dymock

It is with sadness the University announced the passing of Dr Sue Dymock, a Senior Lecturer in Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.

Dr Murphy receives the Prime Minister's Educator of the year award

Mātauranga Māori leader announced Prime Minister's Educator of the Year

Dr Ēnoka Murphy was named the Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year at Te Whatu Kairangi - Aotearoa Tertiary Educator Awards, held at Parliament on Tuesday. Te Whatu Kairangi are the most recognised awards within the New Zealand tertiary education and training sector, with the Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year Award being the highest accolade.

Claire McLachlan

Waikato welcomes back Education Professor

Professor Claire McLachlan is coming home to the University of Waikato early next year to take up the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Te Wānanga Toi Tangata, the Division of Education.