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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology is for you if you would like to understand your own learning. You'll learn about the multiple dimensions of learners in their formal and informal learning contexts and the complex environments and settings we learn in.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology is for you if you would like to understand your own learning. You'll learn about the multiple dimensions of learners in their formal and informal learning contexts and the complex environments and settings we learn in.

As a leader in education, a teacher, an educator, or someone working in the community, this programme will develop your expertise. It will develop your understanding and empathy in working alongside others. You will use contemporary assessment, learning, and change processes and tools.

We have a strong bicultural programme to represent our context of Aotearoa New Zealand and our inclusive multicultural society.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology you will:

  • hold a completed master's degree in education, psychology, counselling, social work, speech language therapy, or a related relevant discipline, with a B average across all courses (or equivalent), and
  • have completed at least 60 credits of approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200-level or higher, having achieved a grade average of at least a B, and
  • have completed sufficient study and research in the area of psychology/educational psychology to be able to satisfy New Zealand Psychologists Board registration requirements, and
  • have completed at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in a field relevant to the certificate.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae, including details of your educational and professional qualifications, employment history with dates and descriptions of roles and responsibilities, membership of associations/organisations, and a list of professional publications and research reports
  • a brief summary of research you have undertaken including the title and abstract of your master's thesis if it is not included on your academic transcript or CV
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology will enable you to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (internship).

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

Your Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology can lead to numerous career opportunities in educational and community contexts. You could find yourself in a leadership, policy or practice role within schools, early childhood centres, community providers, NGOs or government bodies.

This is an entry qualification to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (internship year).

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.