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Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg)

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Note: New enrolments are currently suspended for the GradDipEdTchg. No new students will be accepted for this programme except for students enrolled for a BEdSt programme in or before 2014 (or enrolled for a BTchg programme in or before 2014 and permitted to transfer to a BEdSt programme). For further details consult the University of Otago College of Education website at otago.ac.nz/education

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 Bicultural 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
Judy Layland
Tel 03 479 4257
Email judy.layland@otago.ac.nz

Primary Education
Dunedin Campus
Sandra Williamson-Leadley
Tel 03 479 4967
Email sandra.williamson-leadley@otago.ac.nz

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

Primary Bicultural 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

Note: New enrolments for the GradDipEdTchg are currently suspended.

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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18

18

18

18

18

18

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

Note: New enrolments for the GradDipEdTchg are currently suspended.

Papers Points

EDUC 335  Construction of Learning in Education Settings

EDCR 331  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 334  English and TESOL

EDCR 353  Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

EDPR 335  Professional Practice B

EDPR 351  Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuatoru

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

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

 

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

Note: New enrolments for the GradDipEdTchg are currently suspended.

PapersPoints

EDUC 335* Constructions 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

18

18

18

18

12

18

18

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

See the Initial Teacher Education - Professional Standards and Criminal Offences Policy.

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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 Dean, 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 an initial teacher education programme.
    2. Applicants whose first language is not English or Mäori must provide certified copies of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results with a score of at least 7.0 in the academic version (with no individual component 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, (clauses (a), (b), and (d), or the Dean, College of Education (clause (c)), 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 335, EDPR 351
      3. Primary Education – EDPR 331, 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. Examinations

    1. A candidate, who is enrolled for the Primary option or Primary Bicultural option for the degree and who has satisfied the internal assessment requirements for a compulsory curriculum studies paper but who has obtained a D grade in the final examination, may be permitted to sit a special examination for the paper or papers concerned, provided that the candidate has not failed more than half the total points for the year. In this event, the candidate will be required to repeat all the failed papers.
    2. Any candidate who is repeating a paper shall not normally be admitted to a special examination for that paper.

  8. Withdrawal from and Readmission to the Programme

    1. A candidate who withdraws from the programme at any time and wishes to be readmitted 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 must 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.

  9. Variations

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