Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning

PGDipTchgLn

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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

January

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Arts (Thesis)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

January

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Arts (Thesis)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (PGDipTchgLn) combines research-informed knowledge and critical inquiry with practice-based experiences in schools to prepare you for a career in teaching. Teaching is a positive and varied career for people who are energetic, creative, enjoy working with people, and who are committed to making a positive difference for children and youth.

You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of teaching, learners and curriculum, engage in professional practice in schools, and become part of the teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand. Also, you will hone skills such as communication, critical thinking, planning and design for learning, and develop bicultural competence and culturally responsive practice so that you go on to become an attentive and adaptable educator who meets the needs and aspirations of all learners.

The Postgraduate Diploma is endorsed in either Primary or Secondary Education. Both endorsements are internationally recognised professional qualifications, leading to teaching opportunities globally. Students will meet Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand teaching standards and will be eligible to apply for registration and certification with the Teaching Council as a school teacher.

The PGDipTchgLn is a pathway to the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn). By completing the PGDipTchgLn plus an additional 30-point course, students can achieve the MTchgLn.

UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Education and Training (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

Note: This new degree is subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP approval.

Contact us

For course advice contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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