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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg) through the Dunedin campus in 2019

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg) is a professional qualification designed for practising teachers. It requires one semester of full-time, or the equivalent in part-time, study to complete. It is currently taught via the Internet, and the primary aim is to prepare teachers for classroom instruction in an important area of the new core curriculum. The normal admission requirements are a completed Bachelor's degree and registration to teach in a New Zealand primary or secondary school.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching equips a practising teacher with the skills and knowledge required to provide instruction in a critically important new area of the current school curriculum.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Contact Details

University of Otago College of Education Postgraduate team
Freephone 0800 TO TEACH (0800 86 83224)
Tel 64 3 479 4914

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg)


    EDUC 423  Technology-enhanced Learning

    Further Information and Communication Technology papers to the value of 40 points.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. have a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or be able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience to the satisfaction of the Dean of the College of Education;
      2. be registered to teach in New Zealand primary and/or secondary schools, or have an equivalent teaching qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities);
      3. have experience of or be currently working in a relevant field of education;
      4. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall consist of:
      1. EDUC 423 Technology-enhanced Learning.
      2. Further Information and Communication Technology papers offered by the College of Education, to the value of 40 points.
    2. The papers shall constitute a coherent and integrated programme of study with a focus on information and communication technology.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    The programme may be completed in the equivalent of one year of part-time study and must be completed within four years of admission.

  4. 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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