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With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour) you’ll work with diverse learners and make a difference to their lives.
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour) will give you advanced theoretical and research-based study of specialist teaching. It focuses on understanding, assessing and providing for learners who have learning and behaviour needs.
The programme adopts an enquiry-based approach and emphasises supporting learners and their teachers in inclusive educational environments. It examines evidence-based practices for specialist teachers and you’ll have the chance to do a supervised practicum in learning and behaviour.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching is the Ministry of Education’s official qualification for New Zealand resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB). To be an RTLB you must have or be working towards this qualification.
Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
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.
Inclusive education is fast becoming the preferred model of education worldwide. A Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour) can lead to a range of career opportunities in New Zealand and further afield. Your skills will be in demand.
You could move into or enhance your career in many educational areas or roles such as:
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