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Postgraduate programmes at the College of Education

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 programmes:

In 2019 a new suite of non-initial teacher education postgraduate qualifications will be introduced, replacing the current Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg), Master of Teaching (MTchg), and Master of Education (MEd).

An overview of the new postgraduate qualifications for 2019 can be seen here

To apply for 2019, a yellow "apply now" button will appear when applications open on the following pages:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Learning (PGCertEdLn)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Learning (PGDipEdLn)
Master of Education and Learning (MEdLn)

Currently offered (2018)

Important Notice for PGDipArts(Education), PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg, MEd, EdD Students: Picking papers in eVision

Looking to become a teacher?

The Master of Teaching and Learning is a one-year postgraduate programme that qualifies students to become primary and secondary teachers.

Postgraduate Papers

Information on the papers available at postgraduate level.

Admission to Programmes

Information on the application and registration process for our postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Research

Information on our postgraduate research programmes and the students within them.