UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Gain an advanced qualification in education and advance your career by exploring and investigating applied areas of education.
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, Maori education, literacy education, mentoring, research and evaluation. You can choose to study the general diplom, the Literacy Education specialisation or the Inclusive Education specialisation.
Study the Inclusive Education specialisation
One in four people in Aotearoa has a disability. This diversity is now represented in local early childhood settings and schools and teachers are expected to have the conceptual, culturally responsive and applied knowledge base needed to teach in inclusive environments.
In this specialisation, you'll develop advanced knowledge and capabilities in inclusive practices to support diverse learners in educational settings. You'll also extend your research skills through an inquiry-based approach and gain the skills and knowledge needed to take leading roles in effective planning, coordination and management of projects and in professional learning.
Find out more about the Inclusive Education specialisation.
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 Maori, Education Special, or Education Maori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)
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 Maori, Education Special, or Education Maori - Special Study (EDUCM 739)
up to 45 points from 700-level courses in another subject. The approval of all Heads of Departments is required.
Literacy Education specialisation
120 points from:
Research Methodologies (EDUCSW 700)
Maori and Indigenous Research (EDUC 787)
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)
Teacher Leadership for Learning Equity (EDCURRIC 722)
Where could this programme take you?
This programme offers further study in education and professional practice and can qualify graduates for an advanced salary status. Graduates who meet the criteria can also go on to study at masters level.
Jobs related to this programme
Communities of Learning (CoLs) leader
Early childhood education teacher
Education sector leaders
Human resources practitioner
Reading recovery tutor
Trainer in organisations
Further study options
Master of Education
Master of Educational Leadership
Master of Professional Studies
Taught 120 points
You must have completed one of the following at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0:
an undergraduate degree in education
a Bachelor of Education (Teaching)
an advanced diploma in teaching and at least three years' teaching experience
a Graduate Diploma in Education or Graduate Diploma in Teaching
any Bachelors degree plus Postgraduate Certificate in Education (provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded)
Or, you can gain entry if you have at least three years of relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience as approved by the Programme Leader.
If you are applying for the Reading Recovery Specialisation* you must have completed an undergraduate degree in education (teaching) and have at least three years’ relevant employment experience (such as a successful junior class teaching experience).
*Offered in 2018, the Reading Recovery specialisation is a restricted-entry programme; please contact the faculty for advice on entry requirements and how you can apply.
Note: If you already hold a masters degree in education, you may not be admitted to this programme.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.