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To assume a place within a teacher education programme you must be selected, gain entry into the University and gain admission to the Master of Teaching and Learning programme. Entry requirements are detailed on the regulations button.
Admission to the Master of Teaching and Learning requires that you will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall:
In addition to meeting the requirements specified above, candidates for the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary Education) must have completed approved courses at Level 7 or Level 8 in at least one subject area deemed suitable for teaching in New Zealand secondary schools.
The subject areas offered here at Massey University are:
Applicants with qualifications obtained overseas must have these qualifications assessed by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to determine comparability with New Zealand qualifications. The NZQA International Qualifications Assessment must be provided at the time of applying. NZQA Assessments older than three (3) years at the time of applying may not be accepted. If this applies to you, please contact NZQA, Qualification Review Service requesting a review of the original assessment notes. They will inform you if you need to re-apply to NZQA. NZQA accreditation can take up to 35 working days.
If your first language is not English, you will need to attach a verified copy of your results in the form of an IELTS test. The IELTS test must have a score of at least 7.5 or higher with no component less than 7.0 of the academic version of the IELTS test.
The only exemptions to this requirement are:
Further clarification on English Language Requirements can be gained by contacting the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand at: http://educationcouncil.org.nz/.
To begin an initial teacher education programme you must first apply through the student homepage or by clicking on the Apply Now button. There is only one intake at the start of each year, but applications are open throughout the year for future intakes. Applications close on 30 November each year. Late applications may be considered subject to available places and complete documentation.
All applicants are required to undergo a number of safety checks. This includes police vetting (including confirmation of identity) and further checks required under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, Vulnerable Children Regulations 2015 and the Children’s Action Plan. You will be required to permit the Institute of Education to ask the New Zealand Police to disclose any information held on the Police record system.
All initial teacher education programmes at Massey University require students to be selected into the programme. Selection, and the subsequent offer of a place in the programme, is determined by the information submitted in the application process and the interview process. The first part of the selection process involves assessment by academic staff within the Institute of Education.
If the selection committee feel you potentially meet the 'fit character' and 'fit to be a teacher' criteria, you may be invited to an interview. This is the second part of the selection process. Interviews are held face-to-face in Palmerston North and by Skype. You will be advised of the date, time and venue of your interview along with other important information. You are welcome to bring Whanau or support people to the interview if you choose.
The interview undertaken by Institute staff focuses on the following criteria:
Additionally, all applicants for the Master of Teaching and Learning are required to undertake a short Numeracy test at the time of interview.
If the interview panel is satisfied that you are a suitable candidate for the MTchgLn programme you will be reserved a place, depending on available places. Selection into the MTchgLn programme does not give you automatic admission to the programme or entry into the University.
The Student Administration team will check and verify your entrance and admission and ensure you are enrolled correctly into your courses. Successful applicants who already meet the admission and entrance requirements will be confirmed into their programme of study and sent an offer of place. To assume a place within the MTchgLn programme you must be selected, gain admission into the programme and entry into the University and accept your offer. Receipt of the Confirmation of Enrolment will confirm and finalise the process.
If you are not offered a place in the programme of your choice, you may like to get in touch with our Contact Centre to discuss other qualifications.
Selected Entry application closing date: 30 November each year (late applications may be considered)
Semester One begin: Tuesday 23 January 2018
Semester Two ends: Friday 7 December 2018
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Unfortunately no credit can be granted towards the Master of Teaching and Learning due to the specialised nature of this qualification.
To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.
The proposed programme (offered from January to December) is a 180 credit qualification consisting of 1800 hours professional preparation for teaching. This includes a total of at least 900 hours where students will be engaged in clinical and community settings. Candidates complete two 30 credit core courses at Level 8 (Pedagogy 1 and 2), two core 30 credit courses at Level 9 (Inquiry 1 and 2) and two 30 credit Level 8 subject courses in one of the two available subject specialisations (Primary Education or Secondary Education).
The programme begins with a block course. This includes an assessment component to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate’s prior learning against the Graduate Profile. Block Courses will provide: (i) a systematic introduction to the self-regulated learning requirements of the programme, and (ii) the content and required learning outcomes of each of the three course strands.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates
Specialisations in Primary or Secondary
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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