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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 Diploma in Education
PGDipEd

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

Admission

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

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

(b) been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Education, or equivalent; or

(c) been awarded or qualified for any other Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching; or

(d) been awarded or qualified for any other Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and have professional experience relevant to the intended postgraduate subject.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of 700-level courses totalling at least 120 credits from the Schedule to the Diploma.

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.

Specialisations

4. The qualification may be awarded with or without an endorsement.

5. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 90 credits in an endorsement, including any compulsory courses. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

6. The endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education are Counselling and Guidance, Digital Education, Early Years, Educational Administration and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Inclusive Education, Literacy Education, Māori Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Leadership, and Tertiary Education.

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Education may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

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

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. Candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the Tertiary Education endorsement may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses in the Tertiary Education Schedule. For such candidates, the substitution of a course already completed towards the subject for the compulsory course 273.785 may be permitted. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the diploma, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the E-Learning endorsement may choose to graduate with either the E-Learning or Digital Education endorsement title. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2021.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the diploma, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Inclusive Education endorsement prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to substitute 256.756 for 263.704. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Endorsements

Counselling and Guidance (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

253.750 Counselling Theory 30 credits

253.755 Culture and Counselling 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

253.753 Guidance in Education 30 credits

253.754 Family and Couples Counselling 30 credits

Up to 30 credits from any other course from the Schedule to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or from 147.7xx or 175.7xx courses.

Digital Education (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

261.760 Digital Education and Design for Learning 30 credits

261.764 Foundations of Digital Education 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

261.765 Trends in Digital Education 30 credits

261.766 Teaching and Digital Education 30 credits

Early Years (90 credits)

Endorsement courses (At least 90 credits from)

265.736 Quality in Early Years Education 30 credits

265.737 Young Children and Their Families 30 credits

265.738 Children's Play and Learning in an Intentional Teaching Practice 30 credits

265.740 Advanced Studies on Learning in the Early Years 30 credits

Educational Administration and Leadership (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

259.771 Educational Leadership in Action 30 credits

259.772 Theory and Process in Educational Leadership 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations 30 credits

254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations 30 credits

Educational Psychology (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses: (120 credits from)

249.744 Understanding Learners with Behaviour Difficulties 30 credits
R 186.744

256.754 Assessment in Educational Psychology 30 credits
R 186.747, 186.754

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

267.781 Research Methods in Professional Practice 30 credits
R 271.713

Inclusive Education (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

249.741 Assessment and Planning for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186.741

249.742 Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs 30 credits
R 186.742

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

249.744 Understanding Learners with Behaviour Difficulties 30 credits
R 186.744

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

Literacy Education (90 credits)

Compulsory course

258.720 Foundations of Literacy Education 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 60 credits from)

258.721 Teaching Students with Literacy Learning Difficulties 30 credits

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

258.723 Teaching Writing in the Classroom 30 credits

Māori Education (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

269.711 Policy and Development in Māori Education 30 credits

269.734 Mana Whānau: Whānau Engagement in Education 30 credits

Endorsement courses: (At least 30 credits from)

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

269.735 Mana Kura: Leadership in Māori Education 30 credits

269.736 Mana Matauranga: Indigeneity, Innovation & Information 30 credits

Mathematics Education (90 credits)

Endorsement courses (At least 90 credits from)

276.700 Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities 30 credits

276.731 STEM in Education and Society 30 credits

276.782 Mathematics Education 30 credits

276.784 Current Issues in Teaching Mathematics 30 credits

276.785 Making Mathematics Accessible 30 credits
R 254.785

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Leadership (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

257.766 Leading TESOL in Diverse Contexts 30 credits

257.767 Current Issues and Innovations in TESOL Leadership 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

257.769 Teaching Content to English Language Learners 30 credits

259.780 Language Policy and Assessment 30 credits

Teaching and Learning (90 credits)

Endorsement courses (At least 90 credits from)

254.702 Facing Big Questions in Education 30 credits

263.701 Enhancing Teacher Learning and Mentoring 30 credits

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

263.705 Assessment for Learning and Teaching 30 credits

263.706 Adolescent Learning and Engagement 30 credits

Tertiary Education (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

273.784 Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education 30 credits

273.785 Assessment and Evaluation in Tertiary Education 30 credits

Endorsement courses (At least 30 credits from)

261.766 Teaching and Digital Education 30 credits

263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits

273.723 Cultures and Learning: Diversity in Tertiary Education 30 credits

Elective courses

254.706 Advanced Studies in Curriculum Policy and Practice 30 credits

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

254.773 Educational Policy Analysis 30 credits

262.751 Theory and Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education 30 credits

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267.790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788

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