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Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  • Graduate Diploma

This programme offers further study in education and professional practice and can qualify graduates for an advanced salary status.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$7,848 per year

About this course

This programme offers further study in education and professional practice and can qualify graduates for an advanced salary status. It will enable you to explore and investigate applied areas of education such as learning and teaching, Māori education, literacy education, mentoring, research and evaluation. You can choose to study the general diploma or one of the specialisations offered: Literacy Education and Reading Recovery (offered in 2018).

Study locations

Epsom

Course structure

Requirement:

either

  • 120 points from a range of courses in Education, Education Curriculum Studies, Education Curriculum Secondary Diploma, Education Practice, Education Professional, Education Professional Studies, Education Professional Studies Māori, Education Special, or Education Māori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)

or

  • at least 75 points from a range of courses in Education, Education Curriculum Studies, Education Curriculum Secondary Diploma, Education Practice, Education Professional, Education Professional Studies, Education Professional Studies Māori, Education Special, or Education Māori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)
  • up to 45 points from 700-level courses in another subject. The approval of all Heads of Departments is required.

or

Literacy Education specialisation

  • 120 points from:
    • Literacy Education: Research and Practice (EDPROFST 700)
    • Challenges of Literacy Difficulties (EDPROFST 702)
    • Leading Literacy Inquiries (EDPROFST 703)
    • Literacy Theory and Practice (EDPROFST 705)
    • Language Analysis for Teachers (EDPROFST 706)
    • Children's Literature in Education(EDPROFST 707)
    • Media Literacy in Educational Contexts (EDPROFST 708)
  • Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

or

Reading Recovery specialisation (offered in 2020)

  • 120 points: Reading Recovery: Individual Inquiry (EDCURRIC 709), Reading Recovery: Design, Implementation and Research (EDCURRIC 712), Challenges of Literacy Difficulties (EDPROFST 702), Issues in Literacy Teaching and Learning (EDPROFST 705)
  • Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

Note 1: A student wishing to enrol in a thesis or research portfolio for the Master of Education following the award of this postgraduate diploma should note that passing of 30 points of approved research methodology courses will be required.

Note 2: A student wishing to enrol in the Master of Educational Leadership is advised to include Educational Leadership (EDPROFST 738) and Undertaking Research for School Improvement (EDPROFST 757) in the postgraduate diploma.