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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 Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have been awarded or qualified for:

(b) the Bachelor of Education, or equivalent; or

(c) any other Bachelor degree or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching; or

(d) any other Bachelor degree or equivalent, and have relevant professional experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of 700-level courses totalling at least 60 credits from the Schedule to the Certificate.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, subject to the approval of the Academic Board variation in excess of the limits specified in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates are permitted.


4. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is awarded without endorsement.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

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

Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education

249741 Assessment and Planning for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186741

249742 Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186742

249744 Understanding Learners with Behaviour Difficulties 30 credits
R 186744

253750 Counselling Theory 30 credits

253753 Guidance in Education 30 credits

253754 Family and Couples Counselling 30 credits

253755 Culture and Counselling 30 credits

254702 Facing Big Questions in Education 30 credits

254706 Advanced Studies in Curriculum Policy and Practice 30 credits

254744 Educational Issues Among Pacific Islands Peoples in New Zealand 30 credits

254773 Educational Policy Analysis 30 credits

254774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations 30 credits

254775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations 30 credits

256756 Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators 30 credits
R 186756

257766 Leading TESOL in Diverse Contexts 30 credits

257767 Current Issues and Innovations in TESOL Leadership 30 credits

257769 Teaching Content to English Language Learners 30 credits

258720 Foundations of Literacy Education 30 credits

258721 Teaching Students with Literacy Learning Difficulties 30 credits

258722 The Nature, Prevention and Remediation of Literacy Learning Difficulties 30 credits

258723 Teaching Writing in the Classroom 30 credits

259771 Educational Leadership in Action 30 credits

259772 Theory and Process in Educational Leadership 30 credits

259780 Language Policy and Assessment 30 credits

261760 Digital Education and Design for Learning 30 credits

261764 Foundations of Digital Education 30 credits

261765 Trends in Digital Education 30 credits

261766 Teaching and Digital Education 30 credits

262751 Theory and Practice of Gifted and Talented Education 30 credits

263701 Enhancing Teacher Learning and Mentoring 30 credits

263704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

263705 Assessment for Learning and Teaching 30 credits

263706 Adolescent Learning and Engagement 30 credits

265736 Quality in Early Years Education 30 credits

265737 Young Children and Their Families 30 credits

265738 Children’s Play and Learning in an Intentional Teaching Practice 30 credits

265740 Advanced Studies on Learning in the Early Years 30 credits

267740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267790

267782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267788; 267723; 267780

267783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267723; 267780; 267788

269711 Policy and Development in Māori Education 30 credits

269733 Mana Motuhake: Contemporary Issues in Māori & Indigenous Education 30 credits

269734 Mana Whānau: Whānau Engagement in Education 30 credits

269735 Mana Kura: Leadership in Māori Education 30 credits

269736 Mana Matauranga: Indigeneity, Innovation & Information 30 credits

273722 Adult Learning: Myths and Realities 30 credits

273723 Cultures and Learning: Diversity in Tertiary Education 30 credits

273724 The Expert Teacher of Adults: Principles and Practice 30 credits

273784 Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education 30 credits

273785 Assessment and Evaluation in Tertiary Education 30 credits

276700 Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities 30 credits

276731 STEM in Education and Society 30 credits

276782 Mathematics Education 30 credits

276784 Current Issues in Teaching Mathematics 30 credits

276785 Making Mathematics Accessible 30 credits
R 254785