Graduate Diploma in Teaching

Meet our students and graduates and learn about their fulfilling careers.

Ashika Singh has always had a passion for teaching, but it was the arrival of her own children that inspired her to pursue a pathway of study to accomplish her dream.

Ashika's story

Studying the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) online allowed Portia Manukuo the flexibility to fit her studies and assignments around the schedule of her two young tamariki.

Portia's story

Watching his mother as an early childhood educator inspired Zhixiao Yang to pursue the same career.

Zhixiao's story

The Tertiary Foundation Certificate gave Nikita a good introduction to university and confirmation that she wanted to become a teacher. Now she’s an early childhood educator and loves helping children grow.

Nikita's story

After completing her undergraduate degree in English and New Media Studies, Samaah Hussain was excited to get into teaching in the classroom straight away.

Samaah's story

The appeal of hands-on learning drew Connor Perry into the University of Auckland Teacher Education in Schools programme.

Connor's story
Early Childhood graduate - Jono Davey

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) programme has enabled Jono to pursue a career he is passionate about.

Jono's story
Graduate teaching Primary - Fredrick Simpson

Kimberly's practical placement at an intermediate school cemented that teaching is the career for her.

Kimberly's story

With an Honours degree in classical singing, Sophie Lamb was initially set on a very different life path until she discovered a new passion: music education.

Sophie's story

Experiencing playcentre with her two children gave Stephanie the desire to help children become lifelong learners.

Stephanie's story

The best part about studying the Huarahi Māori specialisation is the range of connections formed, says student Terina Coker.

Terina's story
Nicolette Low - Early Childhood Education

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching programme has allowed Nicolette to advance her career in Early Childhood Education to the next level in just one year.

Nicolette's story
Bailey Harrison - Diploma in teaching Primary graduate

Practicum placements provided Kate with the best immersive experience to prepared her for a rewarding career in teaching.

Kate's story
Tom Clarke Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Graduate

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching has given Tom the skills, knowledge and confidence he needs to pursue a meaningful career in teaching.

Tom's story
Tetok Tepaki - Diploma in Teaching Secondary graduate

Teaching allows Tetoki to share his passion for media with children.

Tetoki's story