Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This programme offers further study in education and professional practice and can qualify graduates for an advanced salary status. It will enable you to explore and investigate applied areas of education such as learning and teaching, Māori education, literacy education, mentoring, research and evaluation. You can choose to study the general diploma or one of the specialisations offered: Literacy Education and Reading Recovery (offered in 2018).

Programme structure

Requirement:

either

  • 120 points from a range of courses in Education, Education Curriculum Studies, Education Curriculum Secondary Diploma, Education Practice, Education Professional, Education Professional Studies, Education Professional Studies Māori, Education Special, or Education Māori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)

or

  • at least 75 points from a range of courses in Education, Education Curriculum Studies, Education Curriculum Secondary Diploma, Education Practice, Education Professional, Education Professional Studies, Education Professional Studies Māori, Education Special, or Education Māori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)

  • up to 45 points from 700 level courses in another subject. The approval of all Heads of Departments is required.

or

Literacy Education specialisation

  • 120 points: Literacy Education: Research and Practice (EDPROFST 700), Issues in Literacy Education (EDPROFST 701), Challenges of Literacy Difficulties (EDPROFST 702), The Inquiring Teacher: Literacy Education (EDPROFST 703)
  • Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

or

Reading Recovery specialisation (offered in 2018)

  • 120 points: Reading Recovery: Individual Inquiry (EDCURRIC 709), Reading Recovery: Design, Implementation and Research (EDCURRIC 712), Challenges of Literacy Difficulties (EDPROFST 702), Issues in Literacy Teaching and Learning (EDPROFST 705)
  • Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

Note 1: A student wishing to enrol in a thesis or research portfolio for the Master of Education following the award of this postgraduate diploma should note that passing of 30 points of approved research methodology courses will be required.

Note 2: A student wishing to enrol in the Master of Educational Leadership is advised to include Educational Leadership (EDPROFST 738) and Undertaking Research for School Improvement (EDPROFST 757) in the postgraduate diploma.

Subjects available in this programme

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 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelors degree in education

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed one of the following with a GPA of 3.0:

  • a Bachelors degree in education
  • an Advanced Diploma in Teaching and three years' teaching experience
  • a Graduate Diploma in Education

If you are applying for the Reading Recovery Specialisation* you must have completed a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree and have at least three years’ relevant employment experience (such as a successful junior class teaching experience).

*Offered in 2018, the Reading Recovery specialisation is a restricted-entry programme; please contact the faculty for advice on entry requirements and how you can apply.

Note: If you already hold a Master of Arts in Education (or substantially similar qualification), you may not be admitted to this programme.

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 120 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 120 points

You must have completed one of the following at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0:

  • an undergraduate degree in education
  • an advanced diploma in teaching and three years' teaching experience.

If you are applying for the Reading Recovery Specialisation* you must have completed an undergraduate degree in education (teaching) and have at least three years’ relevant employment experience (such as a successful junior class teaching experience).

*Offered in 2018, the Reading Recovery specialisation is a restricted-entry programme; please contact the faculty for advice on entry requirements and how you can apply.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in education, you may not be admitted to this programme.

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $7,543.20*
International students
NZ$32,392*

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 $813.60 for full-time study (120 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 not accepting new applications for study at Tāmaki 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

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Where could this programme take you?

This programme offers further study in education and professional practice and can qualify graduates for an advanced salary status. Graduates who meet the criteria can also go on to study at masters level.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Communities of Learning (CoLs) leader
  • Early childhood education teacher
  • Education sector leaders
  • Human resources practitioner
  • Literacy teacher
  • Private teacher/tutor
  • Reading recovery tutor
  • Trainer in organisations

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