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

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (GradDipECTeach)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Structure of the Diploma

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching a candidate must pass courses having a total value of at least 150 points as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations. The usual period of enrolment for a full-time candidate is one year. The maximum period of enrolment for a full-time candidate is two years. The maximum period of enrolment for a part-time student will be three years.

2.
Re-enrolling in courses

Should a candidate fail any course, the candidate may re-enrol in that course only with the approval of the Dean of Education. Professional Practice courses may only be attempted twice.

3.
Admission to the programme

Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching before enrolling in a course of study for the Graduate Diploma, shall have either:

(a)
qualified for a three year full-time equivalent bachelor's degree; or
(b)
been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to enrol for the Graduate Diploma, and
(c)
approval as a candidate by the Dean of Education, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee.
Notes:
1.
Selection will be based on academic attainment and such other criteria as the Selection Committee may determine, which may include an interview.
2.
Candidates are required to be vetted by police.
3.
Students for whom English is an additional language must provide evidence of their English language ability as follows:
(a)
IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no individual score below 7.0; or
(b)
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).

Note that satisfying these criteria does not guarantee entry to the programme.

4.
Transfers of credit and exemptions

Any candidate who has been credited with a course or courses at another tertiary educational institution may, with the approval of the Dean of Education, be granted credit transfer from such courses as the Dean of Education may determine. Any credit transfer or recognition of prior learning must meet New Zealand Teachers Council requirements.

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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