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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

Update your professional knowledge and qualifications in education

Further your professional development by exploring the latest developments and changes in education.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

With a Postgraduate Certificate in Education you’ll learn to apply theory and research, and better understand the complex dimensions of current educational issues, practices and/or policies. You’ll learn to reflect on research, and demonstrate skill in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of teaching and learning.

Stay up to date with the latest education knowledge

Massey uses an enquiry-based and interprofessional learning model that results in best-practice learning and teaching experiences and student learning outcomes.

Flexible study to suit you

You’ll benefit from a range of distance and blended-learning delivery options that provide flexible learning options regardless of your location. Learn from highly qualified, well-regarded teachers who are supportive and provide a high level of pastoral care.

Wide choice of subjects

You can study a broad range of areas including:

  • Early years education
  • Educational administration and leadership
  • E-Learning, literacy education
  • Māori education
  • Mathematics education
  • Special and inclusive education
  • Teaching and learning
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages leadership
  • Tertiary education

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Certificate in Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A good fit if you:

  • Already have a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience
  • Have a particular subject you would like to explore in more depth
  • Enjoy being up to date with the latest developments in education theory and practice
  • Are unable to undertake a substantial programme of study

Advance your career

You’ll enhance and advance your career, depending on your specialisation, in areas such as:

  • Education settings (early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary level)
  • TESOL settings
  • Kaiwhakaako Māori
  • Special education
  • Professional training and development roles within organisations (eg, teaching hospitals, businesses, community organisations, libraries)

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