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Graduate Diploma of Teaching

  • Graduate Diploma

Inspire the next generation, transform learning and foster imagination by becoming a teacher. A Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Jan, Feb
International Fees
$36,860 per year

About this course

If you're due to complete your undergraduate degree or you're seeking a career change and already have a degree, consider teaching. With a Graduate Diploma Teaching it takes one year to gain your qualification. Entry into this programme requires a bachelors degree.

Teachers are influential community members, making a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition. They play a major role in helping their students develop their independence and success in their lives.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be among the best-prepared teaching graduates and highly regarded by education employers, within New Zealand and overseas. With separate courses for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teaching, the GradDipT combines Professional Education papers with placements in schools (or ECE centres).

Te Kura Toi Tangata Secondary School Future Teacher Bursary

Established in 2020, this bursary aims to support those wanting to go into secondary school teaching with a $1,000 contribution to their fees. Nominated by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Division of Education and a Teacher Education Selection Panel at the time of interview, the bursary is available for domestic students thinking of studying in 2020. Recipients' grade point average will also be considered. Students are nominated at the time of application. If you are eligible for this bursary and would like to be considered, read more here and get in touch with our team at [email protected] to voice your interest.

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