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Become a teacher and make a difference. Build on your degree with a professional qualification in primary school teaching.
Get the skills and knowledge you need to create positive, inclusive learning environments and become a confident and effective educator.
This one-year, full-time programme will give you a grounding in the principles and theories of teaching and learning, human development, the primary school curriculum and teaching experience.
Throughout the year you'll study both educational theory and practice while gaining real classroom experience at a school in the Wellington region.
Pathway to the programme
You'll need a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant learning area with an average of at least a B in your final year of study, and to be accepted by the Faculty of Education as suitable for the teaching profession.
You may be given preference if you have studied courses in science, te reo Māori or mathematics. If you are planning to apply for this programme in the future, you should embrace opportunities to study a range of curriculum areas, including te reo Māori, science, mathematics and a social science. You'll also need a strength in at least one area of the arts and/or sports coaching.
Your selection will be based on your academic qualifications and achievement, skills and experience, referee reports, a satisfactory police check and your performance in an interview.
If you don't meet the entry criteria for the MTchLrn, you may be considered for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching.
Returning to study
Many students return to university for postgraduate study after several years away. If it's been a while since you've studied, our liaison officers can help you get back into university life.
For this programme you’ll need to:
Complete 180 points
Include 10 courses:
Bachelor's degree in relevant learning subject with a B average.
Proof of English proficiency
To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:
IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)
EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5
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