Postgraduate Diploma in Education endorsed in Teaching and Learning Languages PGDipEd
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is designed to provide opportunities to improve professional practice and examine critically significant issues in education. Students may proceed to the Master of Education.
Teaching and Learning Languages endorsement
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education endorsed in Teaching and Learning Languages is designed to give educators from a range of backgrounds and contexts the theoretical understandings and practical skills to teach a range of languages, and to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Candidates must be approved as a candidate for the diploma by the Dean of Education, and have either:
(a) qualified for any appropriate degree in New Zealand with at least 0.45 EFTS at 300-level in Education; or
(b) qualified for any appropriate degree in New Zealand and either;
i. successfully completed a recognised teacher training course of not less than one year at a New Zealand college of education or university;
ii. or acquired experience as a teacher in a recognised educational institution or setting;
iii. acquired experience as a counsellor in a recognised counselling setting;
iv. acquired appropriate experience as an educator in a work-place or community setting;
v satisfied the conditions for admission to the diploma endorsed in leadership; or
vi. completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education; or
(c) been admitted Admission Ad Eundem Statum.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional work experience are the main criteria of approval. Students will normally be expected to have at least a B average in their 300-level courses.
To apply, domestic students should download an Application for Award Entry from the College of Education website or contact the College of Education, prior to submitting an Application to Enrol. International students see Postgraduate admission - international students for more information.
One year full-time, up to four years part-time.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education endorsed in Teaching and Learning Languages comprises a total of 120 points:
- EDEM 631 Foundations of Language Acquisition and Learning
- EDEM 632 Languages Learning: Context and Curriculum
A candidate wishing to enrol in a thesis for the Master of Education following the award of this diploma should note that completing 0.25 EFTS (30 points) of approved research methodology courses will normally be required.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (University Regulations website).
For course advice contact the College of Education.