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Teaching and Learning (Primary)

12 months
35488 USD/year
9301 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington  will give you a grounding in the principles and theories of teaching and learning, human development, the primary school curriculum and teaching experience.


Key facts

Get the skills and knowledge you need to create positive, inclusive learning environments and become a confident and effective educator.

Throughout the year you'll study both educational theory and practice while gaining real classroom experience at a school in the Wellington region.

After you graduate

You'll be ready for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. The Teaching and Learning (Primary) programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington will allow you to apply for provisional teacher registration from the Education Council, and to apply for a teaching positions in schools throughout New Zealand.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Challenges and opportunities in teaching
  • Creating and sustaining an effective learning environment
  • Matauranga Maori in the classroom
  • Sustaining Evidence-based Practice 
  • Teaching English and Mathematics in the Primary Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Victoria University of Wellington and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant learning subject with a B average. Limited entry.
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35488 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9301 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9301 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • NZ$12,861 national
  • NZ$49,071 intenational

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 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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