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

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) (GradDipTchLn(Secondary) - 135 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 (Secondary)

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 (Secondary) a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 135 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 (Secondary) a student must:
(a)
have satisfied the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
have either:
i.
qualified for a New Zealand Bachelor’s, Bachelor’s with Honours or Master’s degree at levels 7,8 and 9 respectively on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, including study at least 300-level in a teaching subject appropriate to the New Zealand secondary school curriculum; 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 Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Any credit transfer must meet Education Council 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.
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 (Secondary) or who wishes to, may apply to the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to withdraw from the qualification and transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning.
(b)
Admission will be based on meeting the requirements for entry.
11.
Transitional arrangements: Completion of the diploma by students enrolled before 01.02.2017
(a)
A student who first enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) prior to 2017 may complete the qualification under those regulations by taking the equivalent courses listed below (where applicable).
(b)
A student who is required to complete TEPS370, TEPS371 or TEDU370 may still enrol in these courses.
(c)
These transitional arrangements shall lapse at the end of 2018.
Pre-2017 Course Course Title Pts Equivalent Course Course Title Pts
TEPS 370 Professional Studies 1 15 N/A N/A N/A
TEPS 371 Professional Studies 2 15 N/A N/A N/A
TEDU 370 Education Studies 15 N/A N/A N/A
TEPP 370 Professional Practice 1 15 TEPP 370 Professional Practice 1 15
TEPP 371 Professional Practice 2 15 TEPP 371 Professional Practice 2 15
TECS x2 Junior plus senior courses in one subject 15 + 15 TECS 395 Specialist Curriculum Subject 30
TECS Junior Courses 15 TECS 396 Additional Curriculum Subject (Junior) 1 15
      TECS 398 Additional Curriculum Subject (Junior) 2 15
TECS Senior Courses 15 TECS 397 Additional Curriculum Subject (Senior) - optional 15
      TEPI 399 Ngā rautaki whakaako reo me ngā tikanga 15
      TEPI 370 Professional and Educational Studies 1 30
      TEPI 371 Professional and Educational Studies 2 15
12.
Disclosure of charges and convictions

A student in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 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 (Secondary)

For full course information, refer to the Course Catalogue or go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Compulsory courses

Course Code Course Title
TECS 395 Specialist Curriculum Studies Years 7-13
TEPI 370 Professional and Educational Studies 1
TEPI 371 Professional and Educational Studies 2
TEPI 399 Nga rautaki whakaako reo me nga tikanga
TEPP 370 Teaching Practice 1
TEPP 371 Teaching Practice 2

And at least one of:

Course Code Course Title
TECS 396 Additional Curriculum Subject Years 7-10 (1)
TECS 397 Additional Curriculum Subject Years 11-13

Optional course:

Course Code Course Title
TECS 398 Additional Curriculum Subject Years 7-10 (2)
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