The Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) is for university graduates with a bachelor's degree who wish to enter the teaching profession and work with young adults in Years 7-13 (ages 11-18). In addition to subject curriculum knowledge, this programme will equip students with educational theory, classroom practice, and the management tools needed to excel as an intermediate or secondary school teacher.The GradDipTchLn(Secondary) is currently offered on campus in Ōtautahi Christchurch with an intake in early February.Students who successfully complete the Diploma will meet Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand graduating teachers standards requirements and may be eligible for provisional registration with the Council as a teacher.UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora has a national and international reputation for producing high-quality teacher graduates based on a 135-year tradition. UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Education and Training (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).
Successful graduates meet the requirements for provisional teacher registration with Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.
Secondary teaching graduates are employed in teaching and management positions in secondary and intermediate schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internationally recognised, many GradDipTchLn(Secondary) graduates also find work abroad.
Teaching skills of management, communication, coordination, responsibility, and organisation are prized by many professions such as management, policy and advocacy, publishing, politics, and business.