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Certificate in Education

Interested in Education? Spend a year learning about education and finish with a qualification, or count all your hard work towards a Bachelor of Social Sciences.

The Cert(Ed) is not a teaching qualification. If you want to qualify as a teacher, see the Bachelor of Teaching or, if you already have a bachelors degree in another area, apply for the one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching or Master of Teaching and Learning.

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Key information

Years: 1
Points: 120
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)

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You need to complete 120 points (usually eight papers), and at least 90 of those points need to be within the field of Education - see Papers below.

See full Regulations for the Certificate (Cert) qualification.


In most cases, any undergraduate Education papers (100, 200, or 300-level) can be counted towards the Cert(Ed).


Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 924 528 Ext: 4500