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Teaching and Learning - Secondary Education

12 months
31415 USD/year
5037 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Teaching and Learning - Secondary Education at University of Otago 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.


Key Features

Student teachers will engage in an inquiry-based approach and intensive and extensive practice, working in partnership with 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 provisional teacher registration in New Zealand, students of this Master of Teaching and Learning - Secondary Education at University of Otago will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching. 

This unique and innovative qualification is a joint initiative between the University of Otago College of Education and University of Waikato Faculty of Education. Each institution will award their own Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching in a New Zealand Context
  • Secondary Curriculum
  • Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)
  • Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test
  • Literacy Competence Test

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July commencement may be possible, although the duration of the qualification may be longer.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31415 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5037 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5037 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $6,928.00
    • International: $43,207

Living costs for Dunedin

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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