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Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in either Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education, is an intensive, research-informed program 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 program will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.
Every applicant must have:
a degree (at Level 7 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework) with an average grade of at least B in the final year major subject requirements for a bachelor’s degree (requiring papers worth at least 360 points) or in the course components for a postgraduate qualification; or,
alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL: Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22, Paper-based TOEFL: score of 587 (TWE 4.5); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.
Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre "English for Otago" program offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
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Every program of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements in the schedule of requirements for the degree.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Applicants should submit their online application form along with the following supporting documents: scanned copies of their previous official academic transcripts (awards gained, marks, grades); a certified copy of the personal details page of their passport or a birth certificate (in English); Educational Credential Evaluators report (ECE); and certified/notarised translations of original documents which are not in English. After completion of online application, applicant’s proof of identity document must be posted to: International Office, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.
International tuition fees per year: 51849 NZD
Level of Award of the Degree
The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
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University of Otago
Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand's first university. Otago has gained an excellent international reputation for its research and teaching. Ranked among the world’s top 1% of universities according to QS World University Rankings, Otago students...
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Otago’s approachable, world-renowned teaching staff are dedicated to fostering creativity and independence and helping students achieve their visions for the future.
Otago graduates are globally in demand, with 95 percent of graduates going on to employment or further academic studies. Otago’s Social Impact Studio provides volunteering and leadership opportunities, while programmes like Audacious support start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Otago boasts some of the best completion rates for a doctorate or master’s qualification in the world, with exceptional supervisory support.
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