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Master of Teaching and Learning

Masters Degree MTchgLn
master of teaching and learning qual page

Earn your Master of Teaching and Learning to become a certified primary or secondary teacher. Explore modern education trends, guided by the latest research. Challenge traditional teaching methods to empower all your students' voices.

This is a teaching qualification and will lead to becoming a registered teacher.

180 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

January (H Trimester), July (B Trimester)

Why study a MTchgLn?

This programme will develop your critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge to ensure you can effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.

You will also gain valuable practical experience with the professional support of Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education lecturers and Mentor Teachers. This programme will provide you with a total of 80 days in the classroom, in two different schools.

Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete eleven 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). The Master of Teaching and Learning is an intensive course aimed at high achievers and requires a higher entry criteria than the Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

Please Note: This programme builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching with one extra 30 point paper.

Programme highlights

  • 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

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education Policy Analyst
  • Learning Consultant
  • Primary, Intermediate or Secondary School Teacher
  • Recruitment Adviser
  • Social Services
  • School Counsellor

180 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

January (H Trimester), July (B Trimester)

Degree information

Subjects Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships

Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Your previous tertiary study

Candidates for the secondary endorsement must have sufficient depth and breadth of relevant subject or curriculum knowledge at Levels 5-7. When you apply for the programme you will need to submit your degree transcript(s). The programme leader/coordinator will discuss and advise the appropriate programme once you reach the interview stage.

Learning/Subject Areas

Learning Areas:

  1. English
  2. The Arts
  3. Health and Physical Education
  4. Learning and Languages
  5. Mathematics and Statistics
  6. Science
  7. Social Sciences
  8. Technology

Subject Areas:

  1. English
  2. The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts)
  3. Health and Physical Education
  4. Learning Languages
  5. Mathematics and Statistics
  6. Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  7. Social Sciences (Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History)
  8. Technology (includes areas of computational thinking, designing and developing digital outcomes, designing and developing processed outcomes, designing and developing material outcomes, and design and visual communications – all taught together)

Study in Tauranga

You can study at our Tauranga campus, subject to sufficient numbers.

PG student studying

Applications open for the Te Ara Hou Scholarship

Apply for our Te Ara Hou Scholarship and you could receive $5,000 towards your online postgraduate study this July. Hurry, the application deadline is June 24!

Scholarships and prizes

Te Kura Toi Tangata Secondary School Future Teacher Bursary

Study secondary teaching with the Division of Education at the University of Waikato and be considered for our new bursary, designed to assist secondary school student teachers in their studies. Recipients receive a $1,000 contribution towards their fees. Students are nominated at the time of interview. A student’s grade point average is also considered. If you are eligible for this bursary and would like to be considered, please read more and get in touch with our team at teach@waikato.ac.nz to voice your interest.

TeachNZ scholarships

TeachNZ also have a wide range of scholarships available throughout the year - learn more about these.

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships.

Contact us

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

0800 WAIKATO (924 528) (or 07 838 4176)

International Enquiries

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm