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Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Education Studies endorsed with an area of specialisation and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching endorsed in Early Childhood, Primary or Primary Bilingual Education (Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua), together constitute a 4 year teaching qualification totalling 486 points. A year of advanced study and internship in a selected area of specialisation extends academic and professional knowledge, understanding and skills. Graduates of this qualification combination will be prepared for leadership roles within teaching and may apply for provisional teacher registration and entry into teaching at Q3+ salary status. As the first two years of the programme parallel the Bachelor of Teaching a student may opt to transfer to and exit on completion of 3 years with a Bachelor of Teaching.

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Contact Details

Further information about the Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching at the College of Education is available from:

Early Childhood Education
Lyn Foote
Tel 03 479 3794
Email lyn.foote@otago.ac.nz

Primary Education
Dunedin Campus
Susan Sandretto
Tel 03 479 8820
Email susan.sandretto@otago.ac.nz

Southland Campus
Jill Paris
Tel 03 211 6808
Email jill.paris@otago.ac.nz

Primary Bilingual Education (Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua)
Southland Campus
Parker Ormond
Tel 03 211 6827
Email parker.ormond@otago.ac.nz

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

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Endorsements (Programme Options)

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Programme Requirements

Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg) endorsed in Early Childhood Education

PapersPoints

EDUC 311  Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners

EDCR 301  Living Curriculum

EDCR 302  Debating Curriculum

EDPR 301  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 1

EDPR 302  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2

EDPR 303  Politics, Policy and the Profession

18 points from EDUC, EDSU or other approved Subject Studies papers

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Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg) endorsed in Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bilingual Education)

Papers Points

EDUC 335  Construction of Learning in Education Settings

EDCR 331  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 352* Te Pūpuke

EDCR 353  Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

EDPR 334  Professional Practice A

EDPR 335  Professional Practice B

EDPR 351  Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuatoru

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*In EDCR 352 students will develop a working knowledge of the parallel curriculum within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Tikanga a Iwi, Hauora, Hangarau, Pāngarau and Te Reo me ngā Kōrero).

 

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Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg) endorsed in Primary Education

PapersPoints

EDUC 335* Construction of Learning in Education Settings

EDCR 331  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 332* Curriculum Pedagogy and Content

EDCR 333  Curriculum Approaches and Innovations

EDPR 331  Te Puāwaitanga - Professional Studies 3

EDPR 334  Professional Practice A

EDPR 335  Professional Practice B

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With approval of the Programme Co-ordinator, students wishing to focus on early years schooling may substitute EDUC 311 Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners, for EDUC 335, and EDCR 301 Living Curriculum for EDCR 332.

 

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Professional Standards and Criminal Offences

Students graduating with a preservice teacher education qualification are eligible to apply to the New Zealand Teachers Council for registration as teachers.

In view of the requirements of the New Zealand Teachers Council for the registration of teachers and the entitlement of schools, early childhood centres, and other education services participating in teacher education programmes to have confidence in the character and behaviour of College of Education students:

(a) persons who are applying for enrolment in College of Education teacher education programmes must consent to verification from the New Zealand Police and Department of Courts that the applicant has no undeclared criminal charges or convictions;

(b) depending on the nature and recency of the offending, an applicant for admission to a programme may be declined admission by the Selection Committee concerned on the grounds that the applicant is not of good character and/or has been guilty of misconduct (see Education Act 1989, Section 224(113) (a) and (b));

(c) students who are enrolled in teacher education programmes offered by the College of Education must adhere to the professional standards required during the period of the teacher education programme and also must declare any charges or convictions for criminal offences;

(d) any student charged with or convicted of a criminal offence during the period of a College of Education teacher education programme must inform the Associate Dean (Teacher Education) in writing within seven days of such charge or conviction (in the case of a student who is currently enrolled) or before registering for further study (in the case of a student who is not currently enrolled). A determination about the student’s eligibility to continue to study towards the qualification will be made by the Dean of the College of Education on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Teacher Education).

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Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipEdTchg)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), on the advice of the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, who must be satisfied that, in accordance with Section 224 of the Education Act 1989, the applicant satisfies the requirements for admission to a preservice teacher education programme.
    2. In accordance with the New Zealand Teachers Council Standards for Qualifications that Lead to Teacher Registration, candidates whose first language is not English or Māori must provide certified copies of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results, including a score of 7.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 7.0), prior to admission.
    3. Every candidate for admission to the programme must have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Education Studies.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements in the Schedule of requirements for the graduate diploma.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate who has not been granted credit or exemptions from papers on the basis of previous study shall follow a programme of full-time study for one year.
    2. The programme must normally be completed in the year immediately following completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Education Studies.
  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Credits

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may grant such credits or exemptions as are deemed appropriate for work previously completed by a candidate.

  6. Exclusion from the Programme

    A candidate may be excluded from further study towards the degree by the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, if the candidate:

    1. fails to make satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the Academic Progress Policy);
    2. fails to pass a professional practice paper for a second time:
      1. Early Childhood Education – EDPR 301, EDPR 302
      2. Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bilingual Education) – EDPR 334, EDPR 335
      3. Primary Education – EDPR 334, EDPR 335
    3. fails a component of the professional practice programme due to unprofessional or unethical behaviour, under which circumstances the candidate may be excluded from the professional component of the qualification.
    4. fails to pass any other compulsory paper in three attempts.

  7. Withdrawal from and Readmission to the Programme

    1. A candidate who withdraws from the programme at any time and wishes to be readmitted to the programme at a later date shall be required to apply to the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, for readmission.
    2. The period of temporary withdrawal from the programme shall not normally exceed one year following the year of withdrawal.
    3. Application for readmission should normally be received by the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, no later than 1 November in the year preceding desired readmission.
    4. If a candidate withdraws permanently from the programme, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) will determine, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, what credit may be granted towards another qualification.

  8. Variations

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