Duration
Only available part-time: Two to four years
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This programme will advance your teaching skills so you can help your English language learners who are speakers of other languages to reach their full potential. You will develop strategies to respond to the language learning needs of learners in all settings and investigate models of course design.

You can choose courses where you will explore theories of bilingual/multilingual education, develop policy, curriculum and assessment materials for bilingual/multilingual learners and/or explore the theory and research for effective critical literacy pedagogy within multicultural environments.

The programme will develop your research capabilities in the area of the education of learners from diverse language backgrounds. It will also equip you to innovate and exhibit leadership in your professional context.

Students may be eligible for Ministry of Education Tuition Fees Scholarships and Ministry of Education literacy and numeracy course subsidies.

Programme structure

This 120-point programme is designed to be taken part-time alongside full-time work, with attendance after school hours. You will complete two compulsory core courses, and elective courses of your choice. The core courses require attendance after school hours and you can choose elective courses scheduled during teachers’ holidays and weekends.

This programme will take 2-4 years part-time to complete.

In exceptional circumstances, full-time enrolment may be permitted with approval of the Programme Leader and a student must complete within two years of initial enrolment.

Compulsory core courses (60 points):

  • EDPROF 705 Language Learning Needs (30 points)
  • EDPROF 722 Language Focused Curriculum (30 points)

Elective courses (60 points):

  • Choose EDPROF 707 Bilingual Education (30 points) or EDPROF 708 Critical Literacy and Assessment (30 points)

Plus another 30 points from:

  • EDPROF 707 Bilingual Education (30 points)
  • EDPROF 708 Critical Literacy and Assessment (30 points)
  • EDPROFST 706 Language Analysis for Teachers (30 points)
  • EDCURRIC 706 Researching Practice in the Second Language School Classroom (30 points)
  • EDPROFM 701 Special Topic: Te Reo in English Medium (30 points)
  • LANGTCHG 710 Task-based Language Teaching (15 points)
  • LANGTCHG 761 Sociolinguistics (15 points)
  • LANGTCHG 764 Creativity Research and Practice (15 points)

Up to 30 points may be taken from other courses at this University with the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

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 120 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 Diploma in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,934.40 – $8,661.60*

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 $962.40 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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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.

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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. As a graduate of this programme, you will be recognised as having specialist level subject knowledge, which will help with your career progression within the New Zealand schooling system. This may qualify you for advanced salary status.

“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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