12 months
24259 USD/year
5681 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Begin a fulfilling career in primary and intermediate education where teachers are in high demand by adding this one-year programme to your existing degree with this Master of Teaching (Primary) from University of Auckland. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Primary school teachers play a key role in inspiring young people and instilling a love of learning. As a primary teacher, you’ll teach a wide range of subject areas, while sharing your passion for specialised subjects such as sport, sciences, the arts and culture.

This Master of Teaching (Primary) from University of Auckland , taught by experts in primary education, will qualify you to become a provisionally-certificated teacher in primary and intermediate schools (Year 1 to Year 8, typically children aged 5–13).

You will develop the tools you need to prepare you for 21st century classrooms where digital learning is key. Building strong relationships is vital, and diversity is welcomed. You will learn basic proficiency in te reo Māori and become familiar with the New Zealand curriculum.


While many graduates go on to teach in primary schools in New Zealand or overseas, the programme will also provide you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied to a range of careers. By already holding a bachelors degree you will be eligible to start on a higher step of the salary scale in services covered by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) teaching collective agreement for primary school teachers.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Curriculum developer
  • Hospital play specialist
  • Human resource adviser
  • Learning designer
  • Policy adviser for the Ministry of Education
  • Primary school teacher
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ako
  • Curriculum: Maths & Literacy
  • Designing the Wider Curriculum 
  • Professional Practice
  • Education and Society
  • Te Ao Maori

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


150 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree or higher at a recognised university (or similar institution) in any discipline with a GPE of 5.0. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24259 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24259 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5681 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5681 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,935
  • International: NZ$33,881

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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