Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This certificate is designed to be taken part-time by busy teachers and cross-sector professionals with an education focus to their work. Complete just two courses to gain your first postgraduate qualification. A broad range of courses is available: from digital learning, mentoring, and early childhood, through to educational change, literacy, sport, health and wellbeing, second language learning and supporting Māori learners.

Flexible delivery options and learning modes are also available to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our communities. Students with a GPA of 5 or higher who wish to go into further study can credit the postgraduate certificate courses towards a Master of Education, provided the certificate has not been awarded.

Programme structure

You can choose two 30-point courses from a wide variety of courses in your area of interest ranging from contemporary pedagogies, Māori/indigenous language revitalisation, and issues in literacy education, through to meeting the needs of gifted learners, social psychology of the classroom, assessment for learning and teaching, counselling and pastoral care and practitioner inquiry. This will help build your understanding and expertise in an area of interest or professional practice.

Requirement

60 points from a range of courses in Education Curriculum Studies; Education Practice; Education Professional Studies Māori; Education Professional Studies; Education Special; Education; Education Māori; or Social Work Child and Family Practice.

For those being admitted based on a non-education bachelors degree, you must include one of the following courses in your certificate: Contemporary Pedagogies (EDCURRIC 700); Special Topic: Being Māori, Thinking Theory (EDPROFM 700); Curriculum: Theory, Issues, Practice (EDPROFST 777); or Educational Psychology (EDUC 741).

See taught courses available at the faculty for your programme.

Sample programme structure

Semester 1 30 points
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 738
    Name:
    Educational leadership
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts
Semester 2 30 points
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 782
    Name:
    Educational change
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    30 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or Bachelor of Arts (Education)

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Education (Teaching), a Bachelor of Arts (Education), or a similar degree in education, with a GPA of 3.0

Other pathways to study

You can still gain entry if you have a relevant professional qualification in education (such as a one-year postgraduate qualification in teaching) and two years’ teaching experience.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

    An undergraduate degree in education

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in education from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0.

Other pathways to study

You can still gain entry if you have a relevant professional qualification in education (such as a one-year postgraduate qualification in teaching) and two years’ teaching experience.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Education cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$3,699 – $3,771.60*
International students
NZ$16,196*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $406.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: This programme is primarily delivered at Epsom Campus.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

This certificate will enable professionals across the education sector to build their understanding and expertise in an area of interest or practice. An ideal next step in professional development, it can qualify you for more advanced responsibilities or a higher salary grade than a three-year bachelors degree. This qualification will not lead to teacher registration. If you complete this certificate with a GPA of 5 or higher, you can credit the courses passed to the Master of Education, provided the certificate has not been awarded.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Communities of Learning (CoLs) leader
  • Education sector leader
  • Human resources practitioner
  • Trainer in organisations

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