Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour)

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Support diverse learners

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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What is it like?

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.

Get practical skills

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.

Get qualified as an RTLB

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.

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. 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:

  • Resource teacher: learning and behaviour
  • Special education adviser or teacher
  • Special education needs coordinator
  • Academic and professional development
  • Behaviour support worker
Join the engine of the new New Zealand

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