Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching
Ako Matatupu: Teach First NZ
Teacher Education: General (Pre-Service)
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Applicants must: * Provide evidence of competence in one of the languages of the national curriculum - English or Māori (acceptable evidence is outlined by the Teaching Council | Matatū Aotearoa at https://teachingcouncil.nz/content/language-competency-requirements) (TC Req 6.2) * Hold a Bachelor's degree at level 7 on the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF), or recognised equivalent, with evidence of achievement at a B grade or above (TC Req 6.1) * Have a body of knowledge from NZQF Level 5 to 7 or higher in their entry qualification, that is relevant for teaching in a particular secondary school subject. Policy and procedure for assessment and administration of this is included in the recruitment-specific guidance (TC Req 6.1) * Prior to entry, provide evidence of literacy and numeracy at UE level or above OR successfully pass an assessment of literacy and numeracy with apassing grade no lower than the equivalent to UE in literacy and numeracy (TC Req 6.2) * Be assessed for their disposition to teach, prior to entry (this is completed as part of Selection) (TC Req 6.4) * Complete an assessment in Te Reo Māori, and make a commitment to developing their proficiency in Te Reo Māori throughout the programme (TC Req 6.3) * Complete a safety check, including (but not limited to) a New Zealand Police vet and an assessment of the risk, if any, that the applicant would pose to the safety of children if employed or engaged as a children's worker (under the Children's Act 2014 (previously Vulnerable Children Act 2014)) (TC Req 6.5) In addition to meeting the entry criteria, to be admitted to the programme applicants must meet the selection criteria. A candidate will be eligible to apply to the Teach First NZ Programme via the Rautahi Pathway if they: * has a depth of knowledge, experience and skills equivalent to an NZQF Level 7 qualification, and * has a body of knowledge at NZQF Level 5-7 in a New Zealand high school teaching subject which is in short teacher supply (e.g. Technology and Te Reo Māori), and * can provide satisfactory evidence of academic readiness to engage with and complete a Postgraduate Diploma
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of our work is to contribute to the development of an exceptional and high performing teacher and education leadership workforce which is supporting all young people to have fair opportunities and achieve success through education.
As such, the educational outcomes we seek to achieve are to:
* Develop our students as deeply effective and transformational educators
* Increase our students' understanding of and commitment to addressing inequity and inequality, and working towards social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand
* Grow our students' leadership capability so that they can affect change within and beyond the classroom and school
* Ensure our students are able to practise in culturally sustaining ways for all people, as outlined in our tūāpapa
As part of achieving these outcomes, our students will:
Gain registered teacher status, by meeting the code and standards for the teaching profession 'with support', as outlined by the Teaching Council of New Zealand: Mātātu Aotearoa, and by undertaking Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:
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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.
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