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Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Do you already hold a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher? Postgraduate study in initial teacher education is new to New Zealand, and AUT is one of the places where you can study this one-year professional qualification to become a teacher.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
AK1047
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$13,803 per year / $13,803 total
International Fees
$51,115 per year / $51,115 total

About this course

Do you already hold a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher? Postgraduate study in initial teacher education is new to New Zealand, and AUT is one of the places where you can study this one-year professional qualification to become a teacher.

You study the curriculum and education theory to be a successful primary or intermediate teacher. The programme includes practicum experience of 17 weeks as well as a research project. There's a focus on future-oriented education, and you'll be equipped to teach and prepare children to live in a future world.

You can apply for TeachNZ scholarships to support your studies.

TeachNZ website

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 courses, preferably including education courses

Applicants with overseas qualifications must have these assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as equivalent to a New Zealand level 7 bachelor's degree or above.

International student entry requirements

Study locations

North Campus

Online

Career pathways

Graduates can apply for provisional registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and teach in a primary or intermediate classroom.

Holding a master's degree in teaching and learning will be an advantage in the current competitive employment market.

Graduates planning to continue with postgraduate study should note that this qualification doesn't automatically lead to doctoral study. You will be required to complete additional study in a research methodologies course at master's level.