This programme is designed to be taken part-time by those working in a learning and teaching role in the tertiary sector who would like to undertake research-informed and based study in higher education.
It provides a collegial, cross-disciplinary space for you to explore academic citizenship and learning and teaching and the higher education context, and to undertake a supervised higher education learning and teaching research project.
It aims to foster a higher-education community of practice among students through the use of active and peer learning, learning by teaching and collaborative learning activities and assessments, in order to enhance the standard and standing of tertiary learning and teaching at students’ institutions and beyond.
Courses will be taught and assessed through a blended learning model, using a combination of face-to-face (or streamed) seminars and online resources and assessments.
The programme has 120-point (two years part-time) and 180-point (three years part-time) options. For both options, students must currently be, or have recently been, employed in the tertiary education sector.
CLeaR Academic Development Bursary
The Bursary assists University of Auckland academic staff and staff who are in student learning support roles to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education or a Master of Higher Education at the University of Auckland. It takes the form of a fees rebate for 15 points of the PGCertHigherEd or MHigherEd.
Academic and professional staff at the University of Auckland who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents can claim payment of tuition fees on a pro rata basis under the terms of their respective Collective Employment Contracts. In the case of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Master of Higher Education, they can claim up to 30 points per semester. Please discuss your enrolment and the payment of tuition fees with your Academic Head or Manager before applying.