Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Work with diverse learners

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is your opportunity to develop your interest in specialist teaching.

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What is it like?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Autism Spectrum Disorder) gives you advanced theoretical and research-based study of specialist teaching relating to understanding, assessing and providing for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The course adopts an enquiry-based inter-professional education approach. It uses a range of blended learning options for all students regardless of your location.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A good fit if you:

  • Have a passion for inclusive education
  • Are comfortable with an enquiry-based inter-professional model
  • Can study part-time in block and distance modes

Careers

Inclusive education is fast becoming the preferred model of education worldwide. This course enables teachers in early childhood settings and schools to become more confident and competent in including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching can lead to a range of career opportunities in New Zealand and further afield. Your skills will be in demand!

When you graduate, you may find work or enhance your career in many educational areas such as:

  • Special education advisors
  • Special education needs coordinators
  • Academic and professional development positions
  • Special education teachers
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