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Study Secondary Education at Otago

Use your existing degree to teach.

If you already have a degree, you could become a teacher with the one-year Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) programme.

The Secondary Education programme builds on the knowledge you have acquired in your initial degree studies, and is designed to develop understanding, skills and values that allow you to implement innovative and effective teaching practices in New Zealand secondary schools.

On completion of the programme, students will be qualified to teach in secondary schools throughout New Zealand and in most overseas countries.

Secondary Education is an endorsement (specialisation) option for the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn).

Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification page.

Programme requirements

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

Subject Area Papers Points
Teaching in Context

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

30

Curriculum

EDUC 477  Secondary Curriculum 1

EDUC 577  Secondary Curriculum 2

30

30

Inquiry (Professional Experience)

EDUC 478  Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)

EDUC 578  Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)

30

30

Pedagogy

EDUC 476  Diversity and Inclusion

30

Content Competency Tests

EICT 199  Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competence Test

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

0

0

0

Total

180

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

Key information for students

Contact us

University of Otago College of Education
Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/education