With the Postgraduate Certificate in Education you develop advanced knowledge of education in as little as one semester.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a flexible, short programme that develops advanced knowledge, critical evaluation and communication skills and applies them to problems of education policy and practice. It provides a pathway to further postgraduate study in the Master of Education. You can choose from specialised or general papers.
This is not an initial teacher education programme and will not lead to registration with the Teaching Council of New Zealand.
One of the following, or equivalent:
Students complete the postgraduate certificate with papers (60 points) from the Master of Education. There’s no thesis or dissertation you need to complete, but the programme is good preparation if you decide to progress to a programme that includes research.
Choose to study:
Domestic students currently working as a teacher who follow one of the specialised pathways may be eligible for a fee waiver for the two 30-point papers linked to that pathway.
This pathway facilitates in-depth and critical study of Steiner education and pedagogy. It’s aimed at teachers in all sectors of Steiner education, including those in positions of responsibility who want to critique and reflect on practice at a postgraduate level of study. It is also suitable for others wishing to gain critical insight into Steiner pedagogy.
The pathway will provide you with a qualification (useful for CV, promotion and progression) and encourage the establishment of communities of practice in schools/centres where teachers can debate and discuss the impact of learning and teaching with colleagues.
Papers investigate education through the lens of Steiner’s philosophy, and encourages critical engagement with issues in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.
Other specialised pathways – Education Futures, Innovations in Education, Mentoring, Pacific Education and Science Education – may be offered in other years. If you’re interested in one of these pathways, contact us and we’ll take note of your interest.
This postgraduate education qualification enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of graduates in the educational work sector.
This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.
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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.