Programme code: AK3515
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: North Shore Campus and South Campus
Start date: 24 February 2015 (North Shore Campus) and 14 July 2015 (South Campus)
* Please note: Applicants with overseas qualifications must have these assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as equivalent to a New Zealand Level 7 bachelor’s degree or above prior to submitting an application with the School of Education. Please visit the NZQA website for further information.
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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 5 taught papers, and 15 weeks of practicum placements in secondary schools, giving you the opportunity to build confidence and experience as a teacher in the classroom. Our small classes ensure a supportive collegial environment.
In addition, during campus based papers, students attend curriculum studies tutorials in their teaching subjects. These tutorials are run by practicing teachers.
Students will be assessed on their academic and professional learning. A variety of types of assessment are used, ranging from evidence of scholarship in academic essays and research presentations to the professional application of learning in complex unit plans and blogs. The eportfolio is used as an integrating assessment tool across the programme, particularly lined to the Graduating Teacher Standards.
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.