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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Literacy Education for your Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Massey

Literacy is one of the big issues in education: what’s the best way to teach literacy? How do children, teenagers and adults develop their literacy knowledge? With the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) you’ll critically engage with the research and scholarship in this field.

Hone your skills

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) will develop your skills in the analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation of research on the development of reading and writing ability. Learn to evaluate how theory and research can affect literacy education and practices. There’s a particular focus on preventing and intervening in literacy learning difficulties.

Learn from the best

You’ll work with nationally and internationally esteemed practitioners and researchers. Massey is a leader in distance learning. You’ll stay in contact with your teachers and peers through our collaborative online learning environment. Distance learning lets you fit your study around your life and commitments. You can study full- or part-time, whatever suits you.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. Explore education study options at Massey and the qualification you need to become a teacher in our education pathways tool.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Literacy Education is a good fit if you:

are a teaching practitioner

have a passion for literacy education

want to develop your teaching skills to support all learners in their literacy.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) you will:

have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Education, or equivalent; or

have been awarded or qualified for any other bachelor's degree or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching; or

have been awarded or qualified for any other bachelor's degree or equivalent, and have professional experience relevant to the intended postgraduate subject.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

You may be required to provide evidence of sufficient background experience.

If you hold any other bachelor's degree or equivalent and have no professional qualification in teaching you will need to provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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