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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching
GradDipLnTchg

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and have

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree of at least 360 credits, or equivalent; and

(c) demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand; and

(d) achieved an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 or approved equivalent within the preceding two years, unless the candidate holds New Zealand University Entrance Level 2 literacy credits or higher, or Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand recognised equivalent qualification(s) and/or schooling; and

(e) met the requirements for registration as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, in terms of values, fitness and disposition to teach; and

(f) been selected on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, Police Vetting report, interview, referee reports and practical exercises, as may be determined by the Academic Board or their delegate.

2. Admission to the Secondary endorsement requires that candidates will:

(a) meet the requirements specified in Regulation 1; and

(b) have completed a body of study at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Levels 5 to 7 and/or higher in at least one subject that is relevant for teaching a particular Secondary School subject.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 150 credits, comprising:

(a) the core courses listed in the Schedule to the diploma; and

(b) the courses listed in the schedule for one endorsement; and

(c) attendance at professional practice and community placements, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates must complete an endorsement by passing at least 120 credits in that subject. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in Part B of the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. The endorsements available for the Graduate Diploma of Learning are: Primary, Secondary, Early Childhood Education.

Academic Requirements

6. Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate at least 16 weeks of supervised professional experience placements, in accordance with the requirements of the courses listed in the schedule for the endorsement in which they are enrolled.

Student Progression

7. Massey University may cancel or refuse to permit the enrolment of a candidate in the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching if, in the opinion of the University, that candidate is found not to meet in general terms the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

8. Should a candidate in the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching be charged with, or convicted, of an offence against the law after entry into the qualification, the candidate must advise the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee of the charge or conviction within three days.

9. If the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee is of the opinion that any candidate does not meet in general terms the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher, the candidate's registration in the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching programme will be cancelled.

Completion Requirements

10. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed three years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. For candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:

(a) failure to obtain a pass in a course in two successive attempts; or

(b) failure to pass courses totalling at least 75 academic credits or failure to pass at least 50 percent of an approved part-time programme of study in any academic year; or

(c) failure to complete the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching within three years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching.

13. A person excluded under Regulation 12 will only be readmitted to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching with the approval of Academic Board or their nominee. Such approval may be withheld or granted subject to conditions.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching

Core courses (30 credits from)

263.400 Learning and Teaching 1 15 credits

263.401 Learning and Teaching 2 15 credits
P 263.400

Endorsements

Early Childhood Education (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

265.410 Professional Practice 1 (ECE) 30 credits

265.411 Professional Practice 2 (ECE) 30 credits
P 265.410

265.412 Curriculum and Pedagogy A (ECE) 30 credits

265.413 Curriculum and Pedagogy B (ECE) 30 credits

Primary (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

278.410 Professional Practice 1 (Primary) 30 credits

278.411 Professional Practice 2 (Primary) 30 credits
P 278.410

278.412 Curriculum and Pedagogy A (Primary) 30 credits

278.413 Curriculum and Pedagogy B (Primary) 30 credits

Secondary (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

260.410 Professional Practice 1 (Secondary) 30 credits

260.411 Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) 30 credits
P 260.410

260.415 Curriculum and Pedagogy B (Secondary) 30 credits

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

260.412 Curriculum and Pedagogy A (Secondary Maths, Science, Technology) 30 credits

260.413 Curriculum and Pedagogy A (Secondary English, Languages, Social Sciences) 30 credits

260.414 Curriculum and Pedagogy A (Secondary Arts, Physical Education & Health) 30 credits

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