Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum)

Open Polytechnic

Subject area

Curriculum Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the programme must:
Hold a bachelor degree or a diploma and experience considered equivalent to a bachelor degree..
Be registered and working as a practising teacher in a New Zealand intermediate, or primary school.

Applicants must also have:
access to a reliable internet enabled computer (broadband access is recommended).
a statement from their Principal that they have the support of relevant members of the school staff and/or community to integrate their studies with workplace practices, and ongoing access to a class of students to support relevant workplace learning and assessment activities

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum) is designed primarily for in-service primary school teachers. It fulfils the need for increased science teaching capabilities across the schools sector to increase the number of school students proceeding through into science and technology specialisations thus contributing to the government agenda for increased innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme responds to needs identified by the professional community and employment bodies, most notably:
Increased teacher confidence in their science content knowledge and understanding of the nature of science.
The programme takes the perspective that science can be fun. It models the process of learning science by doing science and encourages critical insight into the effectiveness with which science concepts and principles are embedded into learning experiences. Through the programme practising teachers will become more confident of their science knowledge, and their ability to design and deliver learning experiences that support and inspire students to investigate and understand science knowledge and concepts

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Curriculum and Education Studies at this level can earn:

$51,000

Median earnings one year after study

$56,000

Median earnings two years after study

$64,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

88%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

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Provided by:

Gisborne District Council - PA to Mayor

Website:

http://www.gdc.govt.nz/funding/

Value:

$3,000

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Ikawai Community Scholarship

Provided by:

Waimate Accountants - Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund C/-

Value:

Varies, could be up to $5000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308
Email: customerservices@openpolytechnic.ac.nz
Web: http://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

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