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Master of Teaching and Learning

  • Masters (Coursework)

Become a qualified primary or secondary teacher with our Master of Teaching and Learning. Learn about contemporary and emerging trends in education and be informed by current research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$12,210 per year
International Fees
$47,425 per year

About this course

This programme will develop your critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge to ensure you can effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.

You will also gain valuable practical experience with the professional support of Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education lecturers and Mentor Teachers. This programme will provide you with 80 days in total in the classroom in two different schools.

Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete 10 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). The Master of Teaching and Learning is an intensive course aimed at high achievers and requires a higher entry criteria than the Graduate Diploma in Teaching. An advantage of this course is a higher starting salary upon starting your teaching career.

This is an approved Initial Teacher Education Programme that leads to registration and provisional certification as a teacher in New Zealand.

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.
Salary advantage

Gaining a Master of Teaching and Learning will put you at salary step Q5E for primary teaching and G5E for secondary teaching.

Entry requirements

Teacher Education applications open from 1 July every year.

Study locations




Career pathways

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