Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

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  • Tertiary Teaching

Duration

24 months part-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

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Duration

24 months part-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

Designed for tertiary teachers, this professional qualification examines academic practices across disciplines that are central to the role of teaching in a modern tertiary institution. The programme uses processes of shared inquiry, reflection and collaborative learning to explore participants' teaching practices and their students' understandings of learning.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching equips people with the ability to reflect on current research on teaching and learning in relation to their own disciplinary context and teaching practice, develop and justify a range of teaching approaches and assessment practices, and evaluate and advance their own teaching practices. The programme covers fundamentals such as frameworks or models of learning, constructive alignment of assessment, rethinking learning design of courses, and adopting a scholarly/research approach to evaluating one’s own practice.

Assessment is grounded in the participants’ own practice so you can gain maximum benefit from the course work you do within this course. The PGCertTT provides skills and knowledge to help jump start an academic career by creating a pathway towards such achievements as a Teaching Award and promotion.

The programme seeks to create a community of practice amongst participants. Given the many pressures facing academics, more flexible modes of participation have been developed in 2018 to enable colleagues to undertake discrete topics covered in the courses as separate components. In addition increased flexible learning opportunities modes of participation and engagement that are less time dependant will be available in 2019.

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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.

For study planning help contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz