Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Auckland University of Technology

Master On Campus
12 months
30380 USD/year
7934 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Do you already hold a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher? Postgraduate study in initial teacher education is new to New Zealand, and Auckland University of Technology is one of the places where you can study this one year professional qualification to become a teacher. Join the Teaching and Learning (Primary) to learn more.

Visit the official programme website for more information


You study the curriculum and education theory to be a successful primary or intermediate teacher. The Teaching and Learning (Primary) from Auckland University of Technology  includes a practicum of two days per week for 20 weeks and 12 full weeks as well as a research project. There's a focus on future-oriented education, and you'll be equipped to teach and prepare children to live in a future world.

You can apply for TeachNZ scholarships to support your studies.


Graduates can apply for provisional registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and teach in a primary or intermediate classroom.

Holding a master's degree in teaching and learning will be an advantage in the current competitive employment market.

Graduates planning to continue with postgraduate study should note that this qualification doesn't automatically lead to doctoral study. You will be required to complete additional study in a research methodologies paper at master's level.

Programme Structure

Papers you study

  • Ako: Teaching and Learning
  • Being a Responsive Teacher
  • Curriculum and Assessment in the Primary/Intermediate Classroom
  • Integrated Curriculum in the Primary/Intermediate Classroom
  •  Becoming an Adaptive Teacher
  •  Being an Adaptive Teacher
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Critical Reflection on Practice
  •  Teacher as an Agent of Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 papers, preferably including education papers

    Applicants with overseas qualifications must have these assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as equivalent to a New Zealand level 7 bachelor's degree or above.

    Other requirements
    • Personal declaration form (which includes permission for a police clearance)
    • Three confidential referee reports (one of your referees will be contacted by telephone and the others will be required to complete a written reference)
    • A school visit to one of our partnership schools is required prior to interview
    • Face to face interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30380 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7934 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$13,066 - 13,653
    • International: NZ$49,626


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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Teaching and Learning (Primary)
Auckland University of Technology


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