The Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn - 180 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This degree was first offered in 2015.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Education and Health Sciences may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the degree of Master of Teaching and Learning a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 180 points towards the qualification; and
(b)
be credited with the courses listed in Schedule A to these regulations; and
(c)
satisfy the requirements for a major listed in Schedule B.
4.
Admission to the qualification

To be admitted to the Master of Teaching and Learning a student must:

(a)
have satisfied the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
have qualified for a degree in a disciplinary field appropriate to teaching and learning from a New Zealand tertiary educational organisation, and have either:
i.
a 360 or 480 point bachelor’s degree (NZQA level 7 or 8) with at least a B+ grade point average in 300-level courses of their major subject; or
ii.
a 240 point Master’s degree (NZQA level 9); and
(c)
if seeking the Secondary endorsement, have completed 300- or 400-level in a teaching subject appropriate to the New Zealand secondary school curriculum. Otherwise, the student must complete a qualifying programme of study approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to a standard of study equivalent to at least 300-level in a New Zealand secondary school teaching subject; and
(d)
satisfy additional literacy competency of either:
i.
English as a first language; or
ii.
IELTS (Academic) 7.5, with no individual score below 7.5; or
iii.
completed a Level 7 (undergraduate degree) qualification instructed fully in English and on campus from a New Zealand or Australian tertiary education organisation; and
(e)
have met the requirements stipulated in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 prior to gaining entry into the programme; and
(f)
been approved as a student by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, which will include an interview.
5.
Subjects

The majors are listed in Schedule B to these regulations.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 24 months.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:

A student may not fail more than 30 points in this qualification.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University and may be awarded with Distinction and Merit.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications

There are no advancing or exit qualifications for this degree.

11.
Disclosure of charges and convictions

A student in the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning is required to inform the Dean of Education and Health Sciences within three working days if they are charged or convicted of an offence while participating in the programme and of any other incidents or matters that may compromise their fitness to teach.

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered in any one year.

A student for the Master of Teaching and Learning must complete the following courses:

Course Code Course Title
EDMT 601 Teaching and Learning in Aotearoa New Zealand
EDMT 602 Toward Maori Success: Presence, Engagement and Achievement
EDMT 603 Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Diverse Learners
EDMT 604 Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice for Inclusive Learning Contexts 1
EDMT 605 Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice for Inclusive Learning Contexts 2
EDMT 606 Developing a Teacher-Researcher Stance

Schedule B to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching and Learning

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered in any one year.

A student for the Master of Teaching and Learning endorsed in Early Childhood (MTchgLn[Early Childhood]) must complete the following courses:

Course Code Course Title
EDMT 631 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood Contexts 1: Engaging Diverse Learners in the early year's curriculum Te Whariki
EDMT 632 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood Contexts 2: Engaging Diverse learners in the early year's curriculum Te Whariki

A student for the Master of Teaching and Learning endorsed in Primary (MTchgLn[Primary]) must complete the following courses:

Course Code Course Title
EDMT 611 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Primary Contexts 1: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC
EDMT 612 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Primary Contexts 2: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC

A student for the Master of Teaching and Learning endorsed in Secondary (MTchgLn[Secondary]) must complete the following courses:

Course Code Course Title
EDMT 621 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Secondary Contexts 1: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC
EDMT 622 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Secondary Contexts 2: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC and NCEA