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
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

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

Science graduate Fredrick Simpson was inspired to get into primary teaching to make a difference to young people’s lives.

Frederick's story

It was memories of her own experience a teenager in school that made Kezia decide to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).

Kezia'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

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

Portia's story

Brogan wanted to give back to his community, the Teacher Education in Schools Progamme meant he was immediately able to get real-world classroom experience.

Brogan's story

The appeal of hands-on learning while studying online drew Connor Perry to the Teacher Education in Schools programme.

Connor's story

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

Samaah'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

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

Stephanie'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

Emily chose the Graduate Diploma in Teaching because she knew the University of Auckland’s strong international reputation would help her land a good job.

Meet Emily

Ash Cole decided to switch to a career in teaching and found herself feeling more fulfilled, inspired and creative.

Ash'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

From a developmental psychology background, Bailey moved to a teaching career because of her love for working with children.

Bailey'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
Tetok Tepaki - Diploma in Teaching Secondary graduate

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

Tetoki's story

Studying the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) has allowed Madison to pursue her passions for dance to help empower our younger generation.

Madison's story

Manisha was looking for a way to share her passion for mathematics with the next generations.

Manisha's story

Justin-Leigh's passion for creativity, arts, and helping rangatahi Māori pursue their dreams led him to pursue a career in secondary school teaching.

Justin-Leigh's story

Matheus says the Graduate Diploma in Teaching was the best learning experience he’s ever had, with a great balance of theory and practical experiences.

Meet Matheus

The Kupe Leadership Scholarship allowed Emma to work with other passionate scholars and experienced leaders on her journey to becoming a teacher.

Emma's story