Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching

University of Waikato

Subject area

Teacher Education not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent and to have met the Teaching Council's selection criteria for ITE programme.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg) is a 150-point programme of one calendar year that leads to registration and provisional certification as a teacher in New Zealand. University of Waikato graduates in Initial Teacher Education understand their world, their contribution to the future wellbeing of our society, and the influence that they can have on their learners. The PGDipTchg will allow students to learn at a higher level than the current Graduate Diploma of Teaching (GradDipTchg) and provides a pathway to the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn).

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

Free phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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