Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning
Graduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
The Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning is open only to students who do not meet all of the requirements in one of the following qualifications:
- Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
Selection for each of these qualifications is detailed in the web pages linked above.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning or use the admission requirements checker.
Students who do not complete all the requirements of their teaching graduate diploma can credit their completed courses to this qualifcation.
The GradDipEdLn requires 120 points of coursework. It would normally be completed full-time over one year.
Graduates of this new graduate diploma may be employed in early childhood settings where teacher registration is not required. Graduates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of learning within the New Zealand education system and curriculum, as well as educational principles and theories. They will have the background on which to build additional skills and knowledge in complementary fields related to education.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning.
For course advice contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Phone+64 3 369 3333