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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary Education)

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Entry requirements

You shall have an undergraduate degree from a New Zealand university and have sufficient background of professional experience to be likely to benefit from the course, and have been granted admission to Postgraduate Study as entitled to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary Education). Along with verified copies of academic transcripts and certificates, you are required to provide evidence of sufficient background experience. You will be required to provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

Please see the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary Education) structure

This endorsement will carry the award of Distinction or Merit if completed at a satisfactory standard within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study. A 120 credit postgraduate diploma must be completed within a maximum of four years.

If you successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary Education) you may apply for entry into the Master of Education (Tertiary Education), providing you have at least a B grade average and meet the specified criteria for entry to the Masters programme.

Transition Arrangements

Students 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.  These students, 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.


Compulsory courses (60 credits):

273.784 Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education
273.785 Assessment and Evaluation in Tertiary Education

At least one courses (30 credits) from:

261.766 Teaching for E-Learning
263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning
273.723 Cultures and Learning: Diversity in Adult Education

Up to 30 credits may be selected from the Elective Schedule for the PGDipEd or any of the endorsement schedules (including Tertiary Education).

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulator information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

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