College Awards for secondary teachers

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UC Arts welcomes secondary teachers who want to upskill or pursue a new field of study.

College Awards

We offer a limited number of College Awards to Canterbury secondary teachers ($2000 towards tuition fees for study of a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, or $4000 towards tuition fees for study of a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts).

Teachers can access current study assistance grants from Teachnz if they wish to study during work hours. If you have a Teachnz grant, the College of Arts will cover the portion of your tuition fees not covered by the grant. Along with the application form, teachers must submit a short statement of how this study will enhance their career, and a letter of support from their Head of Department or Principal.

Apply for a College Award

To apply for a College Award apply to enrol at UC and complete the UC arts college award application form (DOC, 183KB, 1 page) and email it to artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz for consideration.

Study options

Find out more about the degrees and courses the College Award is offered for.

To gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, you must complete at least 60 points (two 30 point courses) from taught courses. The Certificate can be studied one semester full-time or 1 year part-time. Read more about this qualification

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, you must complete at least 120 points (four 30 point courses) from taught courses. Courses can be started in February or July. The Diploma can be studied one year full-time or up to four years part-time. Read more about this qualification

Arts or Education courses completed under a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts can be credited towards a Master of Education. Read more about this qualification

Choose your courses

You can choose from courses at 400-level in both teaching subjects and professional development to make up the required points. The College Awards for Canterbury Secondary Teachers are offered in the following subjects:

Teaching subjects

Professional Development subjects

Get advice or more information

For enquiries about admission to UC contact:
UC Admission Team 
admission@canterbury.ac.nz

For enquiries about Education courses contact: 
College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisors
education@canterbury.ac.nz

For Arts course advice

contact the College of Arts Student Advisors