Duration
Only available part-time: Two years
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Enhance your skills for teaching English language learners from diverse language backgrounds.

Develop strategies to identify, analyse and respond to the language learning needs of learners from early childhood to secondary settings, and investigate models of course design as they relate to devising programmes.

Suitable for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers, this programme is designed to be taken part-time by working professionals.

Students may be eligible for Ministry of Education Tuition Fees Scholarships.

Programme structure

This 60-point programme is designed to be taken part-time alongside full-time work, with attendance after school hours. It will take two years to complete this programme part-time.

In exceptional circumstances, full-time enrolment may be permitted with approval of the Programme Leader.

Compulsory core courses (60 points):

  • Language Learning Needs (EDPROF 705)
  • Language Focused Curriculum (EDPROF 722)

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Teaching Linguist Div Learners
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or equivalent qualification, or an advanced diploma in teaching from a recognised university (or similar institution), or a professional qualification in teaching.

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You will also need at least two years’ relevant professional experience in a New Zealand early childhood centre, primary or secondary setting.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$3,967.20*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $481.20 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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.

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

This programme will allow you to build on your existing teaching knowledge and experience, preparing you to teach learners from all backgrounds. You will be able to develop and share your practice with colleagues, enhancing the standard of learning within your teaching context.

“Postgraduate study has made me more aware of my diverse learners’ needs and helped me to increase their confidence in the classroom.”

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