Graduate Diploma in Teaching

University of Waikato

Subject area

Teacher Education: General (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent and to have met the Teaching Council's selection criteria for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) prepares graduates to be capable, independent and ethical beginning teachers in either the early childhood, primary or secondary sectors. The programmes prepare them to understand the principles and structure of Te Whariki and/or the New Zealand Curriculum and have a knowledge base relevant to the sector and subjects where they will teach, and the skills to adapt to an ever-evolving educational climate. The GradDipTchg enables graduates to be certificated as a teacher in New Zealand through the Teaching Council Aotearoa New Zealand.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Median earnings five years after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Waitaha-A-Hei / University of Waikato Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office




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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office



$6,000 - one per Division.

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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

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

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