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Graduate Certificate in Teacher Development (GCertTchrDev)

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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Teacher Development is a three-month programme, designed for international teacher developers or teachers who have responsibility for the implementation of teacher development programmes in their home country.

Contact Details

Further information about the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Development at the University of Otago College of Education is available from:

Sharon Young
Tel 03 479 4976
Email sharon.young@otago.ac.nz

Contact the University of Otago on 0800 80 80 98 or email university@otago.ac.nz.

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Regulations for the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Development (GCertTchrDev)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    Admission to the programme is available to international students (normally in groups of 15-25) who

    1. are qualified teachers, educational administrators or managers selected by their employing institution or education authority.
    2. have achieved an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 in the academic module or an equivalent score in a comparable test of English language proficiency.
    3. are graduates or demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or scholarly experience.
  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall consist of an orientation programme (25 hours) followed by an approved selection of at least six papers from the following:
      • EDUT 300 Curriculum Development and Design (10 points)
      • EDUT 301 Programme Design and Action Plan (10 points)
      • EDUT 321-329 Resources and Techniques for Teaching Curriculum Subjects in Early Childhood Education (10 points each)
      • EDUT 341-349 Resources and Techniques for Teaching Curriculum Subjects in Years 1-8 (10 points each)
      • EDUT 351-359 Resources and Techniques for Teaching Curriculum Subjects in Years 9-13 (10 points each)
      • EDUT 380 The Practice of Teacher Development (10 points)
      • EDUT 381 Assessment and Evaluation of Learning (10 points)
      • EDUT 382 Pre-Service Teacher Education (10 points)
      • EDUT 383 Special Topic (10 points)
      • EDUT 384 Managing Educational Change (10 points)
      • EDUT 385 Effective Resource and Personnel Management (10 points)
      • EDUT 386 Teaching Literacy and Numeracy (10 points)
      • EDUT 387 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (10 points)
      • EDUT 388 English Language: Personal Development (10 points)
      • EDUT 389 New Zealand Culture in Contemporary Society (10 points)
    2. The certificate may be endorsed in Administration if the selection of six papers includes EDUT 301, 384, and 385, or in Curriculum if the selection of six papers includes EDUT 300, EDUT 381, and at least one paper from EDUT 321-329 or EDUT 341-349 or EDUT 351-359.

  3. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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