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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.

Fees information: Please note that when fees for 2019 are finalised in November, the information will be available here. You will find information about general fee "bands", but if you want to find the cost of papers/thesis papers, there is a link at the bottom of the page to a document with a full list of fees by paper code.

Study Link information - Information about student loans.

Postgraduate programmes 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:

Admission to programmes

Postgraduate admission for Domestic students

Postgraduate 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.

Additional qualifications and salary for teachers

A qualification that a teacher has can affect their pay grade and step, and the allowances they are entitled to. If a teacher has achieved a new or an improved qualification, they can request a salary assessment.

Postgraduate research

Current research students and completed research student thesis information.

Postgraduate papers

See the list of Education papers for postgraduate programmes, and read the important note for students: Selecting papers in eVision.

Currently offered (2018)

No new enrolments will be accepted for the PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg and MEd programmes.