The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in either Early Childhood, 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 early childhood centres, kindergartens, or 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 teacher registration and provisional certification in New Zealand, graduates of this programme will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.
At the time of selection a disposition to teach coupled with a proven academic record and appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy will be sought. Applicants' suitability for the programme will be assessed by an interview and screening tests to be undertaken by applicants.
Applicants for the Secondary Education endorsement must have passed appropriate papers (including at least one at 300-level or above) in two or more teaching subjects for the Secondary School Curriculum.