EDST601-20X (D) General non-calendar-based 2020 (Distance)

Core Theory and Foundations of Specialist Teaching

30 points
10 Feb 2020 - 28 Jun 2020


Advanced study of generic core theory and foundations of specialist teaching common to professionals working in the areas of: Early Intervention; Deaf and Hearing Impairment; Blind and Vision Impairment; Learning and Behaviour; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Complex Educational Needs, and Gifted and Talented.


A teaching qualification or entry at the discretion of the Dean of Education. RP: Experience working with children with special educational needs.

Recommended Preparation

Experience working with children with special educational needs.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties may result.

University of Canterbury students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course
and Examination Regulations and information is also available here -

E-Learning Tools

This programme uses Moodle as the online learning environment.

Please note that this learning environment is not hosted via the websites of either
University (Stream at MU or Learn at UC) but is an independent website designed
specifically for this programme and hosted by a 3rd party provider contracted by the

Students should submit assignments as outlined in the individual paper guidelines. Mostly, this will be able to be completed online. However in some circumstances paper copies may be required and submitted.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All EDST601 Occurrences

  • EDST601-20X (D) General non-calendar-based 2020 (Distance)