12 months
27899 USD/year
8174 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Teaching and Learning from University of Canterbury is an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification. It is an exciting option for graduates seeking to become primary or secondary teachers and who wish to distinguish themselves with a postgraduate qualification.


Teaching and Learning from University of Canterbury will equip participants with enhanced research-based knowledge and inquiry skills, experiences of contemporary educational theory, and professional practice so they can become teachers with the expertise essential to schools in the 21st century. It is also an ideal pathway for those who have a particular interest in and commitment to supporting learning for diverse learners in mainstream schools, including Māori and Pasifika children and youth, learners for whom English is a second language, and those who experience special learning needs.


Teaching graduates are employed in teaching and management positions in a range of primary, intermediate, middle and area schools, and secondary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internationally recognised, many MTchgLn graduates also find work abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Full-time Early Childhood Teaching
  • Full-time Primary Teaching
  • Full-Time Secondary Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the MTchgLn programme need a degree in a disciplinary field appropriate to teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand, with either: a bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with honours with a B+ Grade Point Average or better a master's degree approval from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences of successful prior academic performance that demonstrates an ability for postgraduate-level study
  • You will also need to have English language ability and demonstrate literacy and numeracy competence  
  • A short literacy and numeracy test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27899 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8174 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 39,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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