Welcome to the College of Education
The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (local, national and international).
For people wishing to be inspiring teachers or wanting to understand the educational influences in our society better, the College of Education offers a wide range of programmes.
Message from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Harlene Hayne
At the University of Otago, we recognise that teachers are the single most important ingredient in our school system and we are committed to nurturing the best, the brightest, and the most effective teachers in New Zealand. Our rigorous academic programmes combined with the residential nature of our campus environment and our strong Treaty partnership with Ngai Tahu makes us ideally placed to provide future teachers with the intellectual, personal, and cultural maturity that they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Our initial teacher education programmes are characterised by a relentless focus on learning, the creation of a strong culture of research, a lifelong commitment to professional development, highly productive relationships with local schools, and a deep appreciation of the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of the young people in classrooms throughout the country. We see teachers as an essential driver of prosperity and well-being in New Zealand—our goal is to be the leader in teacher education.
Applications for some postgraduate programmes are still open:
Apply by MAR 31 for: Doctor of Education (EdD).
Applications for the Master of Education (PMEDUC01), Master of Teaching (PMTCHG01), Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PCTCHG01), and Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PDTCHG01) were due by FEB 27.
College of Education at the University of Otago
145 Union Street East, Dunedin 9016
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Freephone: 0800 TO TEACH
(0800 86 83224)
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