Teacher Education

  • Teaching and Learning



Teaching offers a varied, stimulating and rewarding career that provides the opportunity to influence and shape many lives. 

UC offers a number of postgraduate qualifications in teaching, from early childhood through to tertiary level. Some of these programmes offer students the opportunity to train and apply for registration as Aotearoa New Zealand teachers, following their initial university studies in other areas. Other programmes offer current teachers professional development in particular methods and areas of teaching, or research in contemporary theory and practice.

These programmes are particularly flexible, with part-time and distance options available.

Aotearoa New Zealand is currently experiencing a shortage in qualified teachers, and so employment opportunities for graduates is particularly high.

Contact us

Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako | School of Teacher Education

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email education@canterbury.ac.nz

Level 5, Rehua building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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