Master On Campus

Teaching and Learning

University of Waikato

12 months
34089 USD/year
8774 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Become a qualified primary or secondary teacher with our Master of Teaching and Learning at the University of Waikato.


This Teaching and Learning programme at the University of Waikato will develop your critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge to ensure you can effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools.

You will also gain valuable practical experience with the professional support of Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education lecturers and Mentor Teachers. This programme will provide you with 80 days in total in the classroom in two different schools.

Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete 10 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). The Master of Teaching and Learning is an intensive course aimed at high achievers and requires a higher entry criteria than the Graduate Diploma in Teaching. An advantage of this course is a higher starting salary upon starting your teaching career.

This is an approved Initial Teacher Education Programme that leads to registration and provisional certification as a teacher in New Zealand.

Programme highlights

  • Individual and small group mentoring
  • Identifies your personal strengths
  • Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future.
  • The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ngā Taunakitanga Hei Whakamōhio: Evidence-based Practice (Primary)
  • Te Kaiako Hei Anga Whakamua: The Future-focused Teacher (Primary)
  • Te Kaiako Pakirehua Ngaio: The Inquiring Teacher (Primary)
  • He Kura te Tangata: Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing
  • Te Pouako hei Kairangahau Teacher as Researcher

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Please apply early as all applicants are subject to an interview and selection process. Selection of applicants is based on academic background, communication skills, personal qualities, background experiences, and a literacy and numeracy assessment. As well as meeting the selection criteria, you will need to meet the admission requirements for the University.
  • To be eligible to gain entry into this programme, candidates must hold a Bachelors Degree at level 7 on the NZ Qualifications Framework or a recognised equivalent.
  • If you are applying to study the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), in addition to the qualification requirements, candidates seeking to enter a secondary programme must have sufficient depth and breadth of a relevant subject or curriculum knowledge from Levels 5 to 7, or higher, in their entry qualification that is relevant for teaching a particular secondary school subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34089 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8774 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8774 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $12,210 per year
  • Fees (International): $47,425 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 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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