Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Next start date
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Graduates of the Master of Teaching (Primary) will have the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers of all learners, in particular those from priority student groups. They will meet the Education Council’s Graduating Teacher Standards and therefore meet the requirements for registration and provisional certification in New Zealand. Graduates of this programme will be eligible to teach children from Year 1 to Year 8 (typically aged 5 to 13 years old).

The programme is for high-achieving graduates from any discipline. It aims to develop beginning teachers who are efficacious, resilient, self-motivated and self-regulating professionals who are able to engage in inquiry into their own practice as well as collaborative practice with learners, colleagues, and parents, whānau and caregivers within schools and within the wider community.

Programme structure

The programme is structured to encompass both campus-based and school-based teaching and learning, with the majority of the time spent in schools.

This extensive time spent in schools aims to better enable you to make the links between theory and practice as you learn and practise concurrently in an authentic and supportive setting.

This is an intensive 180-point programme that runs from Semester Two of one year through to Semester One of the next year, with compulsory enrolment in Summer School between these two semesters. Students are able to choose 180 points from a range of Education Professional (EDPROF) courses.

For detailed course information, read here.  

Sample programme structure

Semester 2 75 points
  • Code:
    EDPROF 737
    Name:
    Ako: Learning to Learn, Learning to Teach, and Teaching to Learn
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 738
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 739
    Name:
    Differentiating Learning for Literacy and Mathematics
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 755
    Name:
    Promoting Learning through Inquiry: Responsiveness and Creativity
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
Summer 30 points
  • Code:
    EDPROF 753
    Name:
    Working Together to Accelerate Learning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 754
    Name:
    Promoting Learning through Inquiry: Understanding our World
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
Semester 1 75 points
  • Code:
    EDPROF 741
    Name:
    Teaching for Social Justice and Inclusion
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 756
    Name:
    Enacting Responsive Pedagogies In Literacy and Mathematics
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 757
    Name:
    An Investigation into Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 758
    Name:
    Inquiring into Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROF 740
    Name:
    Promoting Learning through Inquiry: Understanding our Communities
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must hold a bachelors degree or higher in any discipline with a GPA of 5.0.

Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s, safety checks, interview, efficacy assessment, referees’ reports, literacy and numeracy tests.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

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.

Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s, safety checks, interview, efficacy assessment, referees’ reports, literacy and numeracy tests.

How much does a Master of Teaching (Primary) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$11,314.80*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $48,587*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $1,220.40 for full-time study (180 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Please note: Applications for the 2017 intake of this programme are now closed as mandatory police vets must be factored into this timeframe.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

This qualification will make you eligible for a higher starting salary as a teacher than graduates with a bachelors degree or graduate diploma. While many graduates go on to teach students Years 1-8 (typically age five to 13-year-olds) 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.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Curriculum developer
  • Education consultant
  • NGO education specialist
  • Policy adviser
  • Primary school teacher
  • Researcher
  • Senior leadership position in a primary school
  • Special needs education specialist

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Do you need help?

AskAuckland

Your online help and support centre. Search our frequently asked questions.

Can’t find the answer in AskAuckland?

Our student support team is here to help. Use our online contact form.

Need to speak to someone?

You can phone us directly.

Auckland
923 5025
Outside Auckland
0800 61 62 63
International
+64 9 373 7513