Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ recruits top graduates and professionals into schools where they teach while completing a postgraduate teaching qualification. Teach First NZ typically attracts higher numbers of Māori and Pacific recruits, and specialists in shortage subjects.

People selected by Teach First NZ go through an intensive 8-week preparation for teaching and are then employed for two years in schools that serve low-income communities.

The Ministry has supported Ako Mātātupu to run Teach First NZ since it began in 2013 and is delighted to have signed a further contract in July 2022 for a further 5 cohorts of up to 75 participants each year until 2028

How do I find out more?

To find out more or to apply, visit Teach First NZ.

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