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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support

  • Graduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support integrates theory and practice to explore key aspects of the Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) and Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) roles. It will extend your knowledge, skills and networks.

Key details

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

About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support integrates theory and practice to explore key aspects of the Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) and Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) roles. It will extend your knowledge, skills and networks. It will provide you with a space to learn with, from and about other SENCo/LSCs throughout New Zealand.

The certificate is designed around the application of the Teacher Standards to the Learning Support role, and aims to develop your competence and confidence to:

  • inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive education practices in schools and kura
  • understand curricula, New Zealand legislation, documents and policies and contemporary theories
  • enquire into your practice
  • enact universal design for learning and assessment
  • implement systems-based work
  • facilitate teams to support whanau, teachers and learners.

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 Learning Support you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree in teaching, or equivalent
  • hold registration as a teacher with a current practising certificate from the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • have completed at least two years of relevant teaching experience.

You will also be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes providing:

  • copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae - including education and employment for at least the last five years.
  • 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 copy of your current practising certificate issued by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The selection process may also require the assessment of a professional portfolio.

If you have applied for a Ministry of Education study award and/or hold an Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour position, you should be applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour).

Study locations

Online

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.