Regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.


  1. Candidates for the Degree must have
    1. satisfied the requirements of a bachelors degree with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
    2. qualified for the award of a bachelors degree with honours with at least second class honours (second division), or for the award of a postgraduate diploma in a subject relevant to the Master of Teaching and Learning, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
    3. satisfied the prerequisites for postgraduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, and
    4. been selected by the Division of Education as meeting the Teaching Council's selection criteria for Initial Teacher Education Programmes.
  2. Candidates for the secondary endorsement must have sufficient depth and breadth of relevant subject or curriculum knowledge at Levels 5-7.
  3. In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one calendar year.
  2. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Education and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must gain at least 180 points at 500 level.
  4. Candidates must complete the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Teaching entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, including any compulsory papers.
  5. If a candidate fails a paper or papers, they will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
  6. The programme of study must normally be completed within two years of admission, or three years of part-time study.
  7. The programme of study must comply with the requirements of a sector, details of which are prescribed in the Catalogue of Papers. The sectors are:


Award of Honours

  1. The Degree may be awarded with Distinction.
  2. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award will be calculated on the basis of the grades for all the papers completed for the Degree.


  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.