The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Primary or Secondary Education is an intensive, research-informed programme of postgraduate study, usually completed in one calendar year of full-time study, or its equivalent in part-time study.
Top graduates from any discipline will be considered for this prestigious qualification. Student teachers will engage in an inquiry-based approach and intensive and extensive practice, working in partnership with schools and the University, which will lead to enhanced practitioner skills at individual, group and whole-class level.
In addition to meeting the requirements for provisional teacher registration in New Zealand, students of this programme will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.
This unique and innovative qualification is a joint initiative between the University of Otago College of Education and University of Waikato Faculty of Education. Each institution will award their own Master’s degree.
The College of Education welcomes enquiries from intending applicants for study in 2018. Places in our ITE programmes are limited, so we invite you to apply with applications by the due date each year.
Applying for study in your chosen programme is part of the process of enrolling for study at the University of Otago. For more information see the Enrolment at Otago webpage, and also Applying to an Initial Teacher Education Programme and the College of Education Prospectus for Initial Teacher Education and Education Studies. Intending MTchgLn (Secondary Education) applicants should also check the minimum requirements (prerequisites) for each secondary school teaching subject, by referring to the table of Secondary Curriculum Subjects.
New international students should contact the International Office for advice on admission to their intended programmes.
Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.
Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.
The Faculty of Education offers a postgraduate study award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students. More information on Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award
Students are required to complete 180 points and there are three options regarding how study can be planned. It is recommended to start with the two required content papers PROF500 & PROF502.
One of the three Research Methods paper options, and at least 30 points of independent supervised research.
Research Methods / Research
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