Master of Teaching and Learning
The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary or secondary, or Māori medium kura or whārekura settings.
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).
This is an approved Initial Teacher Education Programme that leads to registration and provisional certification as a teacher in New Zealand.
- 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, 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 knowledge 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 a total of over 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.
- Location: Hamilton
- Dates: January – December
- Entry requirements: A bachelors degree and B/B+ average.
- Note: all candidates are interviewed.
- 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
|Start Dates:||Early January|
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|Fees (International):||$45,145 per year (120 points)|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*Tuition fees shown 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.|
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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.
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Phone: 0800 83 22 42 or + 64 7 838 4500