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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 Teaching (Secondary)
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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 Teaching (Secondary) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall

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

(c) hold a qualification(s) approved by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand as appropriate for entry; and

(d) have completed approved courses at Level 7 or Level 8 in at least one subject area deemed suitable for teaching in New Zealand secondary schools;

(e) have demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy; and

(f) have 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

(g) have met the requirements for registration as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, in terms of in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

2. Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) will be granted or withheld on consideration of the admission requirements specified under Regulation 1, a Police Vetting report and a selection process which may include a written application, interview, and written and/or practical exercises as may be determined by the Academic Board or their delegate.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) the Teaching Studies courses listed in Schedule A of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule (45 credits); and

(b) the Teaching Experience courses listed in Schedule B of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule (30 credits); and

(c) 45 credits of Curriculum Subjects Studies courses as specified in Schedule C of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule; and

(d) attending professional practice and community placements, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) is awarded without specialisation.

Academic Requirements

5. Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate at least fourteen weeks of supervised clinical practice, in accordance with the requirements of the following courses:

(a) 260483 Secondary Teaching Experience I;

(b) 260484 Secondary Teaching Experience II.

Student Progression

6. Should a student in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) be charged with an offence against the law after entry into the qualification, the student must advise the College Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee of the charge within three working days.

7. If the Academic Board or their nominee is of the opinion that any student 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 student’s enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) programme will be refused or cancelled.

Completion Requirements

8. A candidate’s programme of study may not exceed two years of full-time study, or three years of part-time study from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

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

Academic Progress

10. For candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), 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 60 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 Teaching (Secondary) within two years of full-time study, or three years of part-time study from the date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

11. A person excluded under Clause 10 will only be readmitted to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) 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 Teaching (Secondary)

Schedule A: Teaching studies courses (45 credits from)

260490 Teaching in Context I 15 credits

260491 Teaching in Context II 15 credits
P 260490

260492 Teaching and Learning in a Secondary Context 15 credits

Schedule B: Teaching experience courses (30 credits from)

260483 Secondary Teaching Experience I 15 credits

260484 Secondary Teaching Experience II 15 credits
P 260483

Schedule C: Curriculum subject studies courses (45 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

253353 Guidance Principles and Practice 15 credits
P Any 200-level course in Social Sciences or Business Studies R 208353, 209353

260420 Teaching Mathematics 15 credits

260422 Teaching Science 15 credits

260426 Teaching Technology 15 credits

260429 Teaching Languages 15 credits

260431 Teaching English 15 credits

260434 Teaching Social Sciences 15 credits

260438 Teaching Music 15 credits

260441 Teaching Health and Physical Education 15 credits

260444 Teaching Visual Arts 15 credits

At least 15 credits from

260421 Teaching Senior Mathematics 15 credits

260423 Teaching Senior Agriculture/Biology/Horticulture 15 credits

260424 Teaching Senior Chemistry 15 credits

260425 Teaching Senior Physics 15 credits

260427 Teaching Senior Technology 15 credits

260428 Teaching Design and Visual Communication 15 credits

260430 Teaching Senior Languages 15 credits

260432 Teaching Senior English 15 credits

260433 Teaching Drama 15 credits

260435 Teaching Senior History 15 credits

260436 Teaching Senior Geography 15 credits

260437 Teaching Senior Commerce 15 credits

260439 Teaching Senior Music 15 credits

260440 Musicianship for School Instrumental Music Teachers 15 credits

260442 Teaching Senior Physical Education 15 credits

260443 Teaching Health 15 credits

260445 Teaching Senior Visual Arts 15 credits

260446 Teaching Senior Art History 15 credits

260447 Teaching Performing Arts 15 credits

260448 Teaching Senior Social Sciences 15 credits