UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2024
University of Canterbury
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is designed to provide opportunities to improve professional practice and examine critically significant issues in education.
Our Tertiary Teaching endorsement is grounded in the concepts of ako and whanaungatanga. Our program aims to engage participants within a supportive community of practice to better understand academic practices central to the role of teaching and learning in order to support the success of diverse students in our 21st century Aotearoa tertiary education context.
Planning your Tertiary Teaching endorsement There are two study pathways for this endorsement. Each pathway has compulsory and recommended courses. The Master of Education 180 point coursework pathway consists of six courses totalling 180 points including compulsory courses EDME601 HEDN611, HEDN612, HEDN613, HEDN614, 30 points from EDEM628, EDEM633, EDEM614, 60 points from Schedule V and a minimum of 60 points from Level 9 courses within your 180 points. The Master of Education 180 point coursework and thesis pathway consists of compulsory course EDME601 HEDN611, HEDN612, HEDN613, HEDN614 and a 90 point thesis EDEM 690.
You may choose to proceed to the Master of Education or Master of Education (Thesis). UC also offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, and a Doctor of Education.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
You must be approved for enrolment to the PGDipEd with one of the following:
any bachelor's degree from Aotearoa, and either;
other qualifications of an equivalent standard.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies, and any subsequent professional work experience, are the main criteria of approval. Students will normally be expected to have at least a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.