Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

New Zealand Graduate School of Education Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) must have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree at Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, or a recognised equivalent degree programme, and, through the advanced levels of their degree, show that they have a depth and breadth of knowledge allowing them lead learning in their chosen subject (or
subjects) at all levels in New Zealand secondary schools.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) is to support the New Zealand secondary school system by providing graduates who are job-ready on the first day of their teaching careers and able to teach students from Years 9 to 13 successfully with minimal induction or guidance. The programme will also ensure that graduates are able to operate programmes of learning support, which will assist graduates to support the learning aspirations of families within communities that may have lower learning outcomes - including Māori and Pasifika. The target group for this qualification includes those people who have already completed a degree that includes relevant and broad advanced study in a subject that is taught in the New Zealand secondary schools. Applicants must also be committed to teaching in New Zealand schools.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 377 8390

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