Master of Teaching and Learning

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Make a difference in young people’s lives

If you’re a people-person and are passionate about teaching and learning, this advanced qualification is for you.

What is it like?

Advance your teaching potential

This new 180-credit masters programme is an advanced one-year innovative and exemplary approach to teacher education (primary and secondary).

Innovative, practical and connected to the sector

The Master of Teaching and Learning is taught collaboratively with partner schools to provide unique high-quality teaching, learning and mentoring experiences in school, university and community settings. Some of the many distinctive features of this programme are: individual and small group mentoring; an assessment centre experience to identify your personal strengths and customise your learning needs during the programme; and the rich blended learning community. This cutting-edge approach to teacher education is designed to equip you with the adaptive expertise and self-efficacy to meet the needs of all learners.

Develop your professional identity

This programme will spark your passion for lifelong professional learning and encourage you to continuously evolve your professional identity and philosophy of teaching and learning. This approach to professional development means you will graduate with high-level skills and an increased capacity for leadership. It will also prepare you for further study and career pathways in line with the Government’s Investing in Educational Success Initiative.

Solve the big issues in education

As classrooms become increasingly diverse and advanced, education faces a range of new and unexpected challenges. At Massey we are committed to addressing these challenges and shaping our future nation. Through our inquiry courses we develop teachers who are the problem-solvers and game-changers of 21st century education.

Why Massey?

  • We have internationally recognised experts in primary and secondary teacher education.
  • Our education programme is ranked in the top 100 among universities worldwide.
  • We have a national reputation for innovation and relational approaches in our teacher education programmes.
  • We have strong connections with partner schools to ensure industry-relevant learning and hands-on experience.

Teacher registration

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and become provisionally certificated teachers.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.


This initial teacher education qualification will prepare you for a career as a primary or secondary teacher.

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