Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) (GradDipTchLn(Primary) - 165 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 Teaching and Learning (Primary)

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 Teaching and Learning (Primary) a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 165 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 Teaching and Learning (Primary) at student must:

(a)
satisfy the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
have either:
i.
qualified for a New Zealand bachelor’s degree; or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(c)
satisfy 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)
have met the requirements stipulated in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 prior to gaining entry into the programme; and
(e)
have 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 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 Teaching and Learning (Primary) or who wishes to, may apply to the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) 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 Teaching and Learning (Primary) 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 Teaching and Learning (Primary)

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

Note: All courses are compulsory.

Course Code Course Title
TECP 331 English Literacy and Mathematics Education 1
TECP 332 English Literacy and Mathematics Education 2
TECP 333 Future Focussed Education: Science, Technology, Digital Literacy
TECP 334 Community-Based Approaches in Education: Health, Physical Education and Social Sciences
TECP 335 Creative Action and Response in Education: The Arts
TEPI 331 Professional and Educational Studies 1
TEPI 332 Professional and Educational Studies 2
TEPI 333 Nga Ahuatanga Maori and Learning Languages
TEPP 331 Professional Practice 1
TEPP 332 Professional Practice 2
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