PGDip - Education as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
Teaching at the University of Waikato sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world. Alongside preparing teachers for the classroom the study of education encompasses a broad range of options that reflect the far-reaching nature of the field. Educators are interested in how knowledge, skills and values are constructed, accumulated, and conveyed through formal and informal means.
We also offer Education subjects for the Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and a range of postgraduate qualifications.
- Applied Linguistics
- Arts Education
- Computer Science
- Counselling Studies
- Creative Technologies
- Digital Business
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- Educational Leadership
- English as a Second Language
- Environment and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Labour Studies
- Language and Literacy Education
- Leadership Communication
- Management and Sustainability
- Management Systems
- Materials and Processing
- Mathematics Education
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Science, Technology and Environmental Education
- Screen and Media Studies
- Security and Crime Science
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
Apply to enrol
Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (International):||$29,370-$38,350 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
Papers available within Education
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Ed), PGDip(Ed) and MEd
To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, students must take 60 points at 500 level from the 500 level Education papers or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and at least 60 points from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.
Within the Postgraduate Certificate specialisations are available in eEducation (not available in 2020) and Restorative Practices. Within the Postgraduate Diploma specialisations are available in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, eEducation, Global Studies in Education, Guidance and Pastoral Care, Maori Medium Teaching/Te Ropu Tohu Paerua, Middle Schooling, Music Education, or Restorative Practices. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.
To complete an MEd, students must take 180 points at 500 level from the 500 level Education papers or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.
Within the Master of Education specialisations are available in Global Studies in Education, Professional Learning and STEM Education. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.
Candidates who hold a BTchg(Hons) or a PGDip(Ed) must take a further 120 points at 500 level, including any required papers, to complete the Master of Education.
Scholarships and prizes
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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:
Phone: 0800 832 242