Master of Teaching and Learning

The University of Waikato

Program Description

Master of Teaching and Learning

The University of Waikato

Master of Teaching and Learning

The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings.

This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.

Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers.

The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently.

Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points).

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.

Master of Teaching and Learning

This is a more intensive course aimed at high achievers. The one year programme is from January-December and requires a higher entry criteria. The advantage of completing this aspirational course is a higher starting salary when entering the teaching profession. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms.

Master of Teaching & Learning (Primary & Secondary)

This programme will develop critical understanding of research based pedagogical approaches, learning theory and content knowldege to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). Practical experience consists of 10 weeks full-time and two weeks part-time. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.

Location: Hamilton
Dates: January – December
Entry requirements: A bachelors degree and B+ average.

Note: all candidates are interviewed.

This is the first Initial Teacher Education programme at Masters level in New Zealand for preparing teachers for Māori medium contexts. It is a demanding programme aimed at high achievers who have a high level of Māori language fluency who want to be teachers in Māori medium settings. The programme has been developed in close partnership with local kura and wharekura with a significant part of the programme involving school practice. A highly practical in-school programme a significant amount of the programme is based in partner schools and includes 20+ weeks of working with students in classrooms. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.

Location: Hamilton,
Start date: January 2017
Entry requirements: A bachelors degree and B+ average, a level of proficiency in te reo Maori is required.

Delivery of the programme is through te reo, using Māori values and attitudes. It has been developed in collaboration with whanau, hapu and iwi so that it meets the criteria demanded in today’s kura and wharekura. It aligns with contemporary thinking about teacher preparation and will contribute to a more integrated schooling system in the future. The programme prepares students to work effectively among different philosophies/kaupapa eg. Te Aho Matua, Iwitanga, and Rumaki.

Career opportunities

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

Admission and enrolment

Registrations of interest and applications for 2018 Masters programmes are open from July – November 2017.

A bachelors degree and B+ average is required to be accepted into the programme, and fluency in te reo Māori if you are applying for the Te Arareo programme.

Complete the online enrolment process.

Please note that an interview and selection process applies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
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Price Domestic Fees: $11,337 per year / International Fees: $27,825 per year