Study the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning to become a primary or early childhood teacher. This programme is aimed at students who already have a bachelor’s degree.
You study the curriculum and education theory to be a successful primary or intermediate teacher, or early childhood teacher. The programme includes practicum experience and focuses on future-oriented education.
All applicants must ensure they meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements for English language competency prior to admission to the programme.
(If you do not meet the criteria set, please contact the School of Education as there may be other options available).
No admission until English language criteria evidenced as achieved.
Admission to an Initial Teacher Education programme can take approximately 6 weeks to complete due to delays in police clearance procedures and the return of referee reports, therefore we would strongly recommend you consider this timeframe when applying.
This is an intensive programme that involves university classes and placements in school contexts.
The programme covers
The course EDCR801 Ako: Teaching and Learning requires one overnight stay on a marae. If you are unable to complete this component, you won't be able to pass this course and subsequently won't meet the requirements for the qualification.
For 17 weeks, student teachers will be on a sustained period of practicum in a partnership school (8 weeks in Semester 1 and 9 weeks in Semester 2) working with a professional learning mentor in the classroom.
For 16 weeks, student teachers will be on a sustained period of practicum in a partnership school (8 weeks in Semester 1 and 8 weeks in Semester 2) working with a professional learning mentor in the classroom.
The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Graduates can apply for provisional registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and teach in a primary/intermediate classroom or in an early childhood centre.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.