Your Career Journey

Are you looking to upskill and take the next step in your teaching journey? Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education has a wide range of qualifications to enhance your knowledge and advance your career.

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Educational Partnership Study Awards (EPSA)

We understand the value of having our students placed in the right setting as part of their initial teacher or counsellor education programmes. Educational Partnership Study Awards are offered to these education settings.

We offer all education settings the equivalent of a 15 point paper for each student teacher or student counsellor that they support. Please discuss the use of these points with your leadership team or contact Te Kura Toi Tangata.

Learn more about EPSA

Professional Learning and Development (PLD)

We provide high quality, professional and flexible learning opportunities through our two PLD providers, Poutama Pounamu and Te Whai Toi Tangata.

Our facilitators are able to deliver both standard and bespoke workshops across Aotearoa New Zealand, covering a variety of topics in a format that works for your education setting.

Our PLD workshops provide paper points that can be credited towards postgraduate study at a later date.

Poutama Pounamu
Te Whai Toi Tangata

Advance your career

Postgraduate Diploma (Education)

This diploma can be completed in as little as one year and often leads to a masters degree.


Look to expand your working knowledge and expertise with one of our master’s degrees.

We have leadership, management, counselling, disability and inclusion, curriculum and pedagogy studies on offer within our qualifications.

Doctoral Studies

Extend your academic knowledge and expertise with our Doctor of Education qualification.

Postgraduate Diploma (Education)
Masters Study Options
Doctoral Studies

Become a teacher

Whether you want to teach primary and intermediate students or secondary school students, we have options available to you!

Our three-year Bachelor of Teaching prepares you for a career working in primary, middle and intermediate schools.

To teach at a secondary school level you need to first have an undergraduate degree in your relevant field and then complete one of our one-year qualifications.

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Secondary School Teaching

Teacher Aide

If you’re already working as a teacher aide or in a learning support role, this course enhances your skills and knowledge by covering a range of topics over the nine week period.

This can be done as a standalone paper for your continued work in your current role, or as a gateway to the Bachelor of Teaching Primary where this course will be credited as a 15 point option paper.

Teacher Aide Course

Get in touch

Looking for study advice? Come and talk with us about your study options.

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Phone: 0800 924 528 (within NZ)
Email[email protected]