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Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)

Course Description

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.

Programme Requirements

EDUC 471 Teaching in a New Zealand Context (30 Points)
EDUC 472 Primary Curriculum 1 (30 Points)
EDUC 572 Primary Curriculum 2 (30 Points)
EDUC 473 Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary) (30 Points)
EDUC 573 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary) (30 Points)
EDUC 476 Diversity and Inclusion (30 Points)
EICT 199 Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test (0 Points)
ELIT199 Literacy Competence Test (0 Points)
EMAT 199 Mathematics Competency Test (Primary) (0 Points)

Structure of the Programme

Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements in the schedule of requirements for the degree.

Other course requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English or Māori must provide certified results of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7.5 in the academic version (with no individual component below 7.5).

Visit the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) page on the University of Otago website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Admission shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), who must be satisfied that applicants have the requirements for admission to an initial teacher education programme. Applicants must have: a degree (Level 7 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework) with an average grade of at least B+ in the final year major subject requirements for a bachelor’s degree (requiring papers worth at least 360 points) or in the course components for a postgraduate qualification; or: alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

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