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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning
MTchgLn

No new enrolments

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Teaching and Learning requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall:

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree of at least 360 credits with a minimum of a B+ grade average across the 200- and 300-level courses, or equivalent; and

(c) have demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy; and

(d) have achieved an Academic Version IELTS score of at least 7.5 with no component less than 7.0 within the preceding two years, if English is not the applicant's first language; and

(e) meet the requirements for registration as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher; and

(f) have been selected on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, Police Vetting report, interview, referee reports and practical exercises.

2. Admission to the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary Education) requires that candidates will:

(a) meet the requirements specified in Regulation 1; and shall:

(b) have completed approved courses to New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 7 or Level 8 in at least one subject that is appropriate for teaching the New Zealand Secondary School Curriculum.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Master of Teaching and Learning shall follow a fixed programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) the core courses listed in Part I of the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) completion of a subject;

(c) attending professional practice and community placements, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates must complete a subject by passing at least 60 credits in that subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in Part B of the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. The subjects available for the Master of Teaching and Learning are: Primary Education, Secondary Education.

Academic Requirements

6. Every candidate for the Master of Teaching and Learning shall perform to the satisfaction of the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their delegate a total of at least 900 hours of supervised professional practice and community placements, in accordance with the requirements of each course.

Student Progression

7. Massey University may cancel or refuse to permit the enrolment of a candidate in the Master of Teaching and Learning if, in the opinion of the University, a candidate is found not to meet in general terms the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

8. Should a candidate in the Master of Teaching and Learning be charged with, or convicted of an offence against the law after entry into the qualification, the candidate must advise the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee of the charge or conviction within three days.

9. If the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee is of the opinion that any candidate does not meet in general terms the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher, the candidate's registration in the Master of Teaching and Learning programme will be cancelled.

10. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

11. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed three years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to Master of Teaching and Learning.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the timeframes prescribed in Regulation 12.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. For candidates enrolled in the Master of Teaching and Learning the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:

(a) failure to obtain a pass in a course in two successive attempts;

(b) failure to pass courses totalling at least 90 academic credits, or failure to pass at least 50 percent of an approved part-time programme of study in any academic year; or

(c) failure to complete the Master of Teaching and Learning within three years from the date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the qualification. 14. A person excluded under Regulation 13 will only be readmitted to the Master of Teaching and Learning with the approval of the Pro Vice-Chancellor or nominee. Such approval may be withheld or granted subject to conditions.

14. A person excluded under Regulation 13 will only be readmitted to the Master of Teaching and Learning with the approval of the Pro Vice-Chancellor or nominee. Such approval may be withheld or granted subject to conditions.

Schedule for the Master of Teaching and Learning

Schedule A: Core courses (120 credits from)

263.760 Pedagogy 1 30 credits

263.761 Pedagogy 2 30 credits
P 263.760

263.860 Inquiry 1 30 credits

263.861 Inquiry 2 30 credits
P 263.860

Schedule B: Subjects

Primary Education (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

278.760 Primary Curriculum 1 30 credits

278.761 Primary Curriculum 2 30 credits
P 278.760

Secondary Education (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

260.760 Secondary Curriculum 1 30 credits

260.761 Secondary Curriculum 2 30 credits
P 260.760

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