Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Master of Teaching (Secondary) – MTchg(Secondary)

New admissions to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) were suspended in 2017. Students who have a current enrolment in this qualification should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

In order to satisfy the requirements of this degree, students are required to be in various teaching environments which will bring them into contact with children. Only persons able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand will be permitted to enrol in this master’s programme.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed a degree of at least 360 points at the Bachelors or Bachelors Honours level from a New Zealand university with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher

or

b attained a qualification approved by Senate or its representative as:

(i) equivalent to that specified in 1a above

and

(ii) appropriate for the proposed programme for this degree

or

c completed a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority

and

d completed courses at Stage III or IV in a teaching subject appropriate to the secondary school curriculum

and

e demonstrated the potential to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand criteria for provisional registration. Personal references and an interview will be required.

2 Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum overall score of 7.5 IELTS (Academic) with no band lower than 7.

3 Applicants are required to pass the Faculty of Education and Social Work’s numeracy and literacy skills assessments.

Note: The applicant will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process consistent with the requirements for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

4 Admission to this programme is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

5 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of two semesters and summer school full-time and pass courses with a total value of 180 points.

6 The requirements for this degree must be completed within 12 months of commencing study.

7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may extend this period not exceeding one additional consecutive semester.

Structure and Content

8 A student must pass 180 points from the courses listed in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule.

9 A student who has failed a course or courses totalling no more than 40 points may be approved by Senate or its representative to enrol for no more than one further consecutive semester.

10 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

11 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practicum Requirements

12 a In any course that has a practicum and non-practicum component, a student must pass both the practicum and non-practicum component in order to have passed that course as a whole.

b Re-enrolment in EDPROF 758 after failing this course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work or nominee. A student may re-enrol on only one further occasion.

Professional Requirements

13 a To complete the requirements for this Degree, a student must meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

b A student who ceases to be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand must immediately notify the Dean of Faculty.

c If the Dean of Faculty has reason to believe that a student does not meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand the Dean shall advise the student and take into account any written response from the student.

d If the Dean of Faculty is satisfied that the student is not able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand the Dean shall notify Senate or its representative.

e On receipt of such advice, Senate or its representative may terminate the student’s enrolment and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

f A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 13e may appeal from that decision to the University of Auckland Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Termination of Enrolment

14 a If the behaviour of a student in a teaching environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any teaching placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 14a may appeal from that decision to the University of Auckland Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Reassignment

15 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Distinction

16 a This degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit where the overall grade is sufficiently high.

b Where the requirements for this degree have not been completed in accordance with the time limit specified in Regulation 6 the student’s eligibility for the award of Distinction or Merit will lapse. On the recommendation of the Dean of Faculty, Senate or its representative may approve the retention of the award of Distinction or Merit.

c Calculation of the award of Distinction or Merit will include the grades given for all courses attempted in this degree. For the purposes of this calculation, Withdrawal, Did Not Sit and Did Not Complete will count as zero.

Variations

17 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

18 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2015.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) (MTchg(Secondary)) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

180 points from EDCURSEC 700, 701, EDPROF 701, 737, 738, 741, 757, 758, 766, 767

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