Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 1 years full-time
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is designed to provide opportunities to improve professional practice and examine critically significant issues in education.
The PGDipEd is also available with an endorsement in one of seven areas. This allows you to complete a postgraduate diploma specific to your field of interest.
UC's Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education has a national and international reputation for producing high-quality teacher graduates based on a 135-year tradition.
Please note this qualification is not a pathway to teacher registration. If you wish to study to become a registered teacher, check out our Initial Teacher Education qualifications.
You must be approved for enrolment to the PGDipEd with one of the following:
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies, and any subsequent professional work experience, are the main criteria of approval. You will normally be expected to have at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or use the admission requirements checker.
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
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The course of study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education is made up of 120 points of courses. With approval, you may replace up to 30 points with other relevant courses at an equivalent level.
Most of the endorsement subjects can be started in February or July (Teaching and Learning Languages has a July-only start date, and both Literacy and Hōaka Pounamu have a February-only start date).
The Diploma can be completed in 1 year full-time, or it can also be studied part-time in up to 4 years.
Those wishing to enrol in a thesis for the Master of Education following the award of this Diploma should note that completing 30 points of approved research methodology courses will normally be required.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.