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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.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $35,900 - $45,755 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *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.

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(Ed)

The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma. To complete the PGDip(Ed), students must take 120 points at 500 level including at least 90 points from Lists A, B and C.

The List A papers are: DINST521, EDLED501, EDUCA506, EDUCA560, EDUCA561, EDUCA562 and MAOED523.

The List B papers are: COUNS540, COUNS546, COUNS549, DINST522, DLRNG500, EDSOC500, GLOBE500, HMDEV500, LLTED522, LLTED523, MAOED501, MAOED502, MAOED503, MTHED500, and SCTED512.

The List C papers are: EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500.

Within the Postgraduate Diploma, a specialisation is available in Māori Medium Teaching/Te Ropu Tohu Paerua.

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Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (924 528)
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