The University of Otago College of Education has an excellent reputation for graduating quality secondary school teachers. Graduates will be qualified to teach in secondary schools throughout New Zealand, and may also travel overseas with their qualification.
Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary Education)
This postgraduate (Level 9) qualification is aimed at people who have already graduated with a university degree.
For admission to the MTchgLn degree endorsed in Secondary Education, applicants must have an average grade of at least a B+ in the final year major subject requirements for a Level 7 bachelor's degree (requiring papers worth at least 360 points) or in the course components for a postgraduate qualification; or acceptable alternative qualifications or experience (i.e. proven postgraduate study).
Over an extended academic year (January to December), student teachers take six compulsory papers addressing teaching in context, curriculum studies, pedagogy (diversity and inclusion), and evidence-based inquiry (professional experience); regular school-based practicum provides practical teaching experience.
Careful degree planning to ensure sufficient content for secondary teaching subjects is strongly recommended. Prospective students are encouraged to seek course advice from the College of Education early in their degree.
Available at the Dunedin campus only.
See Master of Teaching and Learning for more information.
Please refer to Applying to an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme.
For further information about the MTchgLn Secondary Education programme, please contact the Programme Coordinator (MTchgLn), or
Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS:
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Secondary Education (1-year programme)
NOTE: No new students will be accepted for this programme.