Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers a postgraduate study award for Associate Teachers (Mentor Teachers) in recognition of their work in supporting the School's initial teacher education programmes and students, and as part of the School's aim to continue fostering strong connections between the University of Waikato and schools and early childhood settings.
The Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award is available to schools or early childhood settings where Associate Teachers are enrolled in at least one approved 30 point 500 level postgraduate paper offered by the School of Education in any one academic year. Those enrolled in Masters research papers worth more than 30 points or in higher qualifications such as an educational doctorate will be entitled to an equivalent sum.
The Associate Teacher award has a value of $1000 per Associate Teacher per year. Associate Lecturers in CUSP or partner schools qualify for the tuition fees of one 30 point 500 level postgraduate paper per year.
Te Kura Toi Tangata offers an exciting range of 500 level postgraduate programmes for educational practitioners who want to improve their skills, knowledge, expertise and career prospects in Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Management, Counselling or Disability and Inclusion Studies.
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Full eligibility and selection criteria are set out on the application form.
- An Associate Teacher is defined as a teacher who provides the main source of professional support and guidance for student teachers from the University of Waikato while they are completing professional experience in schools or early childhood settings. The position may also be referred to as Mentor Teacher.
- Selection will be based on the extent that postgraduate study will enhance both the applicant’s professional development and the teaching and learning goals of their school or early childhood setting. The Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes’ decision will be final.
- Applications should be made on the application form.
- Applicants are required to provide a one page outline of their postgraduate study intentions, including how their study will enhance both their professional development and the teaching and learning goals of their school or early childhood setting.
- The award is paid as a reimbursement. To be eligible for consideration, applicants need to be enrolled (paper and any additional fees fully paid) in the paper stated on their application form.
- The award may be held in conjunction with any other scholarship or award.
Application closing dates:
Applications are considered twice a year at the start of Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July). The deadline for each round is 5pm on the second Friday of the trimester.
Enquires and submission of application to:
Postgraduate Administrator Postgraduate and Research
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education