Regulations - Education And Social Work


Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) – GradDipTchg(Sec)

The regulations for this graduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

In order to satisfy the requirements of this graduate diploma, students are required to be in various teaching environments which will bring them into contact with young persons. Only persons able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand will be permitted to enrol in this graduate diploma.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for:

(i) a degree from a New Zealand university or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority

and

b demonstrated the potential to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand criteria for provisional registration and certification.

Notes:

(i) Applicants will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks required by the Children’s Act 2014.

(ii) Personal references and an interview will be required.

2 Admission to this graduate diploma is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must follow a programme of full-time study in an academic year and pass courses with a total value of 150 points.

4 In exceptional circumstances, part-time enrolment may be permitted with approval of the Programme Leader.

5 The requirements for this graduate diploma must be completed within 24 months of initial enrolment unless, in exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative extends this period.

Structure and Content

6 A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must complete the requirements as listed in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Schedule.

7 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

8 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this graduate diploma must substitute an alternative course(s) approved by the Programme Leader.

9 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practicum Requirements

10 a In any course that has a practicum and non-practicum component, a student must pass both the practicum and non-practicum component in order to have passed that course as a whole.

b Where a weakness occurs in the practicum component of EDPRAC 600, students will be required to enrol in an extension course and pay tuition fees at the rate of 10 points for each two-month period or part thereof. This provision will only apply when the student’s current enrolment in EDPRAC 600 has ended.

c Re-enrolment in EDPRAC 600 after failing that course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work or nominee.

d At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who does not pass EDPRAC 600 may be declined permission to be readmitted to this graduate diploma.

Language Requirements

11 a Students must pass EDUCM 199 in the first year of enrolment.

b Students must pass EDUCSW 199 in the first semester of enrolment.

Professional Requirements

12 a In order to complete the requirements for this graduate diploma, a student must be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

b A student who ceases to be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand must immediately notify the Dean of Faculty.

c If the Dean of Faculty has reason to believe that a student does not meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand the Dean shall advise the student and take into account any written response from the student.

d If the Dean of Faculty is satisfied that the student is not able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand the Dean shall notify Senate or its representative.

e On receipt of such advice, Senate or its representative may terminate the student’s enrolment and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

f A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 12e may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Suspension or Termination of Enrolment

13 a If the behaviour of a student in a teaching environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any teaching placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 13a may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Reassignment

14 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this graduate diploma to the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Variations

15 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

16 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020. The 2006 regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) were thereby repealed.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) (GradDipTchg(Sec)) Schedule

Requirement:

EDUCM 199, EDUCSW 199

150 points from EDPRAC 600, EDPROFM 600, EDUC 603, EDCURSEC 682, 691, 692, EDPROFST 613, 614

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