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Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)

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Apply for the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) through the Dunedin campus in 2022

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Note: Regulations and schedules for the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) will be changing for 2022. See the College of Education website for 2022 programme information.

Overview

The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in either Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education, is an intensive, research-informed programme 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 programme will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.

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Applying

See the following for information about applying for the Master of Teaching and Learning:

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Contact Details

Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
Email collegeofeducation.askotago@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/education

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Programme requirements

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Early Childhood Education

Subject Area Papers Points
Education and Pedagogy

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

EDUC 476  Diversity and Inclusion

30

30

Curriculum

EDUC 474  Early Childhood Curriculum 1

EDUC 574  Early Childhood Curriculum 2

30

30

Professional Experience

EDUC 475   Professional Experience (Early Childhood)

EDUC 579   Evidence-based Inquiry

ENMO 199   Noho Marae

30

30

0

Competency Assessment

ELIT 199  Literacy Assessment

EMAT 197   Mathematics Assessment (ECE/Secondary)

EREO 199   Te Reo Māori Assessment

0

0

0

Total

180

Note: Any student who does not pass ELIT 199, and/or EMAT 197 at the first attempt is recommended to take ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or support appropriate for EMAT 197 (or equivalent papers).

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Primary Education

Subject Area Papers Points
Education and Pedagogy

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

EDUC 476  Diversity and Inclusion

30

30

Curriculum

EDUC 472  Primary Curriculum 1

EDUC 572  Primary Curriculum 2

30

30

Professional Experience

EDUC 473   Professional Experience (Primary)

EDUC 579   Evidence-based Inquiry

ENMO 199   Noho Marae

30

30

0

Competency Assessment

ELIT199  Literacy Assessment

EMAT 199   Mathematics Assessment (Primary)

EREO 199   Te Reo Māori Assessment

0

0

0

Total

180

Note: Any student who does not pass ELIT 199 and/or EMAT 199 at the first attempt is recommended to take ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or support appropriate for EMAT 199 (or equivalent papers).

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Secondary Education

Subject Area Papers Points
Education and Pedagogy

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

EDUC 476  Diversity and Inclusion

30

30

Curriculum

EDUC 477  Secondary Curriculum 1

EDUC 577  Secondary Curriculum 2

30

30

Professional Experience

EDUC 478  Professional Experience (Secondary)

EDUC 579  Evidence-based Inquiry

ENMO 199  Noho Marae

30

30

0

Competency Assessment

ELIT 199  Literacy Competence Test

EMAT 196  Mathematics Assessment (Secondary Specialisation), or
EMAT 197  Mathematics Assessment (ECE/Secondary)

EREO 199  Te Reo Māori Assessment

0

0


0

Total

180

Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of ELIT 199 and/or EMAT 196/197 at the first attempt is recommended to take ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or support appropriate for EMAT 196 or 197 (or equivalent papers).

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) on the advice of the Dean, College of Education, who must be satisfied that, in accordance with Section 24 of the Education Amendment Act 2011, the applicant satisfies the minimum requirements for admission to an initial teacher education programme as sepecified by the relevant professional body.
    2. Every applicant must have:
      1. 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,
      2. alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

    Notes:

    1. At the time of selection a disposition to teach coupled with a proven academic record (B grade average) and appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy, and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi including te reo Māori proficiency will be sought. Applicants’ suitability for the programme will be assessed by an interview.

    2. Applicants for the Secondary Education endorsement must possess a body of knowledge at NZQF levels 5-7 or higher within their entry qualification, relevant for teaching in particular secondary school subjects, as specified by the College of Education.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements in the schedule of requirements for the degree.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The duration of the programme shall normally be one calendar year of full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study. 
    2. The programme of study must normally be completed within two years of admission by a full-time candidate, or within three years by a part-time candidate.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. Continuation in the programme shall be subject to a candidate’s achieving the required competency in Literacy and Numeracy, prior to enrolment in specified papers as listed in the Schedule.

  5. Exclusion from the Programme

    A candidate may be excluded from further study towards the degree by the Head of Teacher Education, College of Education if the candidate:

    1. fails to make satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the Academic Progress policy);
    2. fails to pass a professional experience paper for a second time:
      1. Early Childhood Education - EDUC 475
      2. Primary Education - EDUC 473
      3. Secondary Education - EDUC 478
    3. fails a component of the professional experience programme due to unprofessional or unethical behaviour, under which circumstances the student may be excluded from the professional component of the qualification.

  6. Withdrawal from and Readmission to the Programme

    1. A candidate who withdraws from the programme at any time and wishes to be readmitted to the programme at a later date shall be required to apply to the Head of Teacher Education, College of Education for readmission.
    2. The period of temporary withdrawal from the programme shall not normally exceed one year following the year of withdrawal.
    3. Applications for readmission should normally be received by the Head of Teacher Education, University of Otago College of Education no later than specified closing date for the programme.

  7. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  8. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study that does not comply with these regulations.

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