Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

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This page is for students who are in the process of enrolling, or who are currently enrolled. If you have not yet applied for programme entry please visit Secondary Teacher Education.

We strongly advise you to apply as early as possible as places in this programme are limited and in high demand.

Where to get help with enrolment 

If you have any queries or a non-standard enrolment, please call 03 369 3333 to make an appointment with a Student Advisor before you enrol. Alternatively, you can email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz. Returning students can enrol on myUC or by calling the Contact Centre.

Find out more about the steps to enrolment.

Find your course groups here. Your link will give you all the course occurrences you need to complete your enrolment in myUC.

Your offer of place will list the compulsory courses for the programme as well as the TECS Curriculum courses specific to your teaching subjects.

  • Your programme begins on Monday 27 January 2020, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation during their first day on campus. They need to attend all their scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 3 February.
  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 23 January 2020 meet in the foyer of the Rehua Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office). The Rehua Building is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person. Further information will be emailed to you soon.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 27 January 2020, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation during their first day on campus. They need to attend all their scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 3 February.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
  • In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

2020 Timetables and key dates

  • If you are already enrolled, either as a campus or distance student, you can log into My Timetable for timetables (including OSI), live information and room numbers.
  • If you are not enrolled yet but want to see what happens at an OnSite Intensive, check the links in the Key Dates below.
Semester 1Monday 27 January – Friday 26 June
International Orientation Friday 24 January
Start date Monday 27 January
Orientation Monday 27 January – Friday 31 January
Classes/lectures start Monday 3 February
Waitangi Day (public holiday) Thursday 6 February
Term Break (including Easter and Anzac Day) Friday 10 April – Monday 27 April
Classes/lectures finish Friday 26 June
Practicum Block 1 Monday 4 May – Friday 19 June
Queen’s Birthday (public Holiday) Monday 1 June
Mid Semester BreakMonday 29 June – Friday 10 July
Semester 2Monday 13 July – Friday 6 November
Classes/lectures start Monday 13 July
Practicum Block 2 Monday 10 August – Friday 25 September
Term break Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 26 October
Programme finishes Friday 6 November

Need more information or advice?

Contact our Student Advisors