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Teach First NZ Programme

Teach First NZ Programme

Teach First NZ Programme

Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu

Closing Date : 02 Apr 2018

Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand reach their full potential. Make a difference. Learn to teach, learn to lead.

Currently, New Zealand has one of the highest levels of educational inequality in the developed world and this results in thousands of students falling through the cracks of our education system. 

One of the ways that we aim to address educational inequality is through our two-year teaching and education leadership programme that supports great people to become highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders.

The Teach First NZ programme provides carefully selected participants with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a school community, inspiring future generations of New Zealanders to fulfil their educational potential. 

At Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu we are looking for outstanding individuals. Our participants do not start out as qualified teachers - in fact, they come from a range of academic disciplines and backgrounds.

To meet our eligibility criteria you must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand;
  • Not already have a teaching qualification that allows you to teach at a secondary school in New Zealand;
  • Must not have received a TeachNZ scholarship in the past;
  • Be eligible to teach one of our seven subject areas;
    - English
    - Mathematics/Statistics
    - Chemistry
    - Physics
    - Te Reo Māori
    - General Science
    - Digital Technology
    - Technology
    - Biology

If you would like to make a difference to your New Zealand community, apply today!

Acceptance into the Teach First NZ programme means 
that you can:

  • Make a real difference in the community and in the lives of our rangitahi
  • Develop your leadership skills and potential
  • Become a qualified teacher with a Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership
  • Build lifelong friendships with fellow participants
  • Be a part of a national movement towards change
  • Access a network of participants, alumni, education leaders and businesses
  • Be paid as you learn
  • Receive a competitive salary, as well as 10 weeks of annual holiday, and
  • Receive a fully funded Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership

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