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Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based)

University of Auckland

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree with an average grade of B or higher or equivalent and 30 points at 300-400 level in a subject within the secondary school curriculum. Demonstrates potential to meet New Zealand Teachers Council criteria for provisional registration.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

PGDipTchg (Secondary Field-based) graduates will know and understand the principles, concepts and ideas of current theory and research about effective teaching and learning. They will have a sound understanding of the national curriculum and the national qualifications framework. Graduates will be able to critically apply this knowledge to practice in schools, and be able to further develop coherence between educational theory, research, and practice. They will contribute effectively to raising student achievement. Graduates will be self-aware and researching professionals, who use critical inquiry and problem solving, and who engage with evidence and professional literature to reflect on and refine their practice. They will have developed the knowledge and skills to contribute to informed discussion of equitable education in the wider community.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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