Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (GradDipECTeach - 150 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Education and Health Sciences may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 150 points towards the qualification; and
(b)
be credited with the courses listed in the Schedule to these regulations.
4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching a student must have:
(a)
satisfied the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
either:
i.
qualified for a New Zealand bachelor’s degree; or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(c)
satisfied additional literacy competency of either:
i.
English as a first language; or
ii.
IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no individual score below 7.0; or
iii.
completed a Level 7 (undergraduate degree) qualification instructed fully in English and on campus from a New Zealand or Australian tertiary education organisation; or
iv.
at least two years of successful study in a New Zealand secondary school, with at least ten Level 2 NCEA credits in Literacy (five reading and five writing); and
(d)
met the requirements stipulated in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 prior to gaining entry into the programme; and
(e)
been approved as a student by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, which will include an interview.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 36 months.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Any credit transfer must meet Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements and be approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
(b)
Recognition of prior learning is not granted unless the Dean of Education and Health Sciences grants an exemption in consultation with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations with the following stipulations:

(a)
Should a student fail any professional practice course, they may only re-enrol in that course with permission from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
(b)
Professional Practice courses may only be attempted twice.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who either has not met the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching or who wishes to, may apply to the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to withdraw from the degree and transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning.
(b)
Admission will be based on meeting the requirements for entry.
11.
Disclosure of charges and convictions

A student in the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching is required to inform the Dean of Education and Health Sciences within three working days if they are charged or convicted of an offence while participating in the programme and of any other incidents or matters that may compromise their fitness to teach.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Course Code Course Title
TECE 355 Social and Cultural Studies 1
TECE 356 Social and Cultural Studies 2
TECE 357 The Early Childhood Context 1
TECE 358 The Early Childhood Context 2
TECE 359 Te Reo me nga Tikanga Maori
TEPI 351 Professional Inquiry 1
TEPI 352 Professional Inquiry 2
TEPP 152 Professional Practice 1
TEPP 252 Professional Practice 2
TEPP 352 Professional Practice 3
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