Programme code: AK3515
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: 3 March 2014 / 22 July 2014
* Please note: In order to meet the entry requirements of this programme and subsequent acceptability for registration by the Teacher's Council, all relevant overseas qualifications must be assessed by the NZQA as equivalent to a New Zealand Level 7 bachelor's degree (360 credits) or above.
AUT encourages submission of an NZQA assessment report at the time of application. If this is not available at this stage your qualifications will be assessed by the University for application assessment purposes, however this is not a guarantee of appropriate level, and it is your responsibility to obtain an NZQA report as soon as possible.
Should your qualification subsequently be assessed by NZQA as not equivalent to a NZ bachelor's degree, you will not be able to continue on the course and qualify for teacher registration.
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The Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching integrates theory and practice to ensure that graduates are able to apply the principles of effective learning and teaching in the classroom.
The programme is made up of 4 taught papers, and 4 placements in a secondary school, giving you the opportunity to build confidence and experience as a teacher in the classroom. Our small classes ensure a supportive collegial environment.
296202 Teaching for Learning A (Taught paper)
296265 Teaching for Learning B (School placement)
297208 Developing Professional Practice and Research A (Taught paper)
297010 Developing Professional Practice and Research B (School placement)
In addition, during campus based papers, students attend curriculum studies tutorials in their teaching subjects. These tutorials are run by practicing teachers on allocated afternoons.
Assessment practices are standards based. There are no examinations, and students are able to resubmit if individual criteria are not met.
Due to the professional nature of the qualification, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate standards of professional behaviour at all times. This includes aspects such as dress, punctuality and attendance.
Student teachers who successfully complete the graduate diploma are eligible to seek provisional registration as a teacher and apply for teaching positions in secondary schools.
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