The University of Otago College of Education offers a range of postgraduate programmes for those who are already experienced teachers or who have an undergraduate qualification in education.
Our programmes are grounded in academically oriented, research-based studies of educational issues, theories, policies and practices. These programmes are designed to give you the opportunity to challenge yourself, gain in-depth knowledge and unlock career opportunities.
Several have been specifically designed for teachers, while others are for anyone interested in the study of education.
Most of our programmes can be completed at a distance.
Available postgraduate programmes for 2019
Applications are now open for 2019, including the new suite of non-initial teacher education postgraduate qualifications being introduced for 2019: The PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn and MEdLn will replace the PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg, and MEd. An overview can be seen here.
Follow the links below to read more about the postgraduate programmes. To apply for 2019, use the yellow "apply now" button that appears on the following pages:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Learning (PGCertEdLn)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Learning (PGDipEdLn)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts)
- Master of Education and Learning (MEdLn)
- Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
- Master of Arts (MA) - coursework or thesis
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Education (EdD)
Information on the application and registration process for our postgraduate programmes. Intending international students please refer to Information for International Students.
Looking to become a teacher?
The Master of Teaching and Learning is a one-year postgraduate programme that qualifies students to become early childhood, primary and secondary teachers.
Information on our postgraduate research programmes and the students within them.
Currently offered (2018)
No new enrolments will be accepted for the PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg and MEd programmes.