Master of Teaching and Learning

Master of Teaching and Learning

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: Applications are open anytime, and close four weeks before the start of the programme
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: January
International tuition: NZ$46,050
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,303

Program overview

The Master of Teaching and Learning is an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification. It is an exciting option for graduates seeking to become primary or secondary teachers and who wish to distinguish themselves from other ITE graduates. This professional Master’s will equip participants with enhanced research-based knowledge and inquiry skills, experiences of contemporary educational theory and professional practice so they can become teachers 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 youth, students for whom English is a second language, and those who experience special learning needs. The MTchgLn delivery model is designed as a school-university community of practice. It is undertaken within a digitally enriched learning environment that reflects and supports modern learning pedagogies that are necessary for current and future professional practice in education. The MTchgLn is an intensive, professional preparation programme comprised of 180 points, over one calendar year (January–December)

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Applicants for the MTchgLn programme need to demonstrate that they have: qualified for a degree in a disciplinary field appropriate to teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand, and have either a bachelor’s degree, a bachelor’s degree with honours, or a master's degree; or been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing) to enrol. In addition applicants: are normally expected to have achieved a minimum of a B+ Grade Point Average in the 300-level courses in their major subject; and need to demonstrate academic literacy and digital literacy/ICT competence at a standard sufficient to independently engage with postgraduate study and professional work contexts. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 7.5 TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 113 TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 625 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 78

Career opportunities

Teaching graduates are employed in teaching and management positions in a range of primary, intermediate, middle and area schools, and secondary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internationally recognised, many MTchgLn graduates also find work abroad. Teaching skills of management, communication, coordination, responsibility, and organisation are prized by many professions such as management, policy and advocacy, publishing, politics, and business.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand

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