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Master of Teaching and Learning

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On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected

Summary

The Master of Teaching and Learning is an exciting option for graduates seeking to become primary or secondary teachers and who wish to distinguish themselves with a postgraduate qualification.

This professional Master’s will equip you with enhanced research-based knowledge and inquiry skills, experiences of contemporary educational theory, and professional practice so you can become a teacher with the expertise essential to schools in the 21st century. It is also an ideal pathway for those who have a particular interest in and commitment to supporting learning for diverse learners in mainstream schools, including Māori and Pasifika children and youth, learners for whom English is a second language, and those who experience special learning needs.

The degree is endorsed in either Primary Education or Secondary Education, and both are internationally recognised professional qualifications. You will meet Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand teaching standards, and will be able to apply for registration and certification with the teaching council as a school teacher.

Further study

Because the MTchgLn is an initial teacher education programme, these postgraduate programmes are the most relevant further study:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (with endorsement options in e-Learning and Digital Technologies in Education, Inclusive and Special Education, Leadership, Literacy, and Teaching and Learning Languages)
Postgraduate Diploma in Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning
Master of Education (with endorsement options in e-Learning and Digital Technologies in Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Inclusive and Special Education, Leadership, Literacy, and Teaching and Learning Languages)
Master of Education (Thesis)
Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning
Master of Specialist Teaching
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Philosophy

Careers

This Master’s programme is internationally recognised allowing you to find work nationally and abroad.
Gain transferrable skills such as management, communication, coordination, organisation, and leadership which are prized by many professions outside of the teaching career.
Become a teacher with skills that are essential to schools in the 21st century including research-based knowledge and inquiry skills, experiences of contemporary education theory, and professional practice.
Acquire expertise in teaching and learning for diverse learners in mainstream schools, Māori and Pasifika children and youth, English as second language learners, and special learning needs.

Entry criteria

Applicants for the MTchgLn programme need a degree in a disciplinary field appropriate to teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand, with either:

a bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with honours with a B Grade Point Average or better
a master's degree
approval of successful prior academic performance that demonstrates an ability for postgraduate-level study.

For the Secondary endorsement, students will need a body of knowledge from their previous studies in a subject relevant to the Aotearoa New Zealand secondary school curriculum eg, English, physics, geography, etc.

Students who completed their entry qualification overseas, and who intend to become registered teachers in Aotearoa, are advised that Matat? Aotearoa will require an assessment of their qualification by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic): Listening: 7.0, Reading: 7.0, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 7.0, OVERALL, MARK (in one test): 7.0.

TOEFL (IBT): Listening: 24, Reading: 24, Writing: 27, Speaking: 23, OVERALL, MARK (in one test): 98 minimum.

PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Listening: 65, Reading: 65, Writing: 65, Speaking: 65, OVERALL, MARK (in one test): 65.

Cambridge English exams C2 Proficiency (CPE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English exams: Listening: 185 minimum, Reading: 185 minimum, Writing: 185 minimum, Speaking: 185 minimum. OVERALL, MARK (in one test): 185 minimum

Applications are open any time, and close on 31 October for international applicants.

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