Regulations - Education And Social Work


Postgraduate Diploma in Education – PGDipEd

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

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this postgraduate diploma, a student must have completed the requirements for:

a (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) an Advanced Diploma in Teaching with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher as approved by Senate or its representative and at least three years of teaching experience, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(iii) either the Graduate Diploma in Education, Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary), Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(iv) the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a Bachelors degree

and

(ii) the Postgraduate Certificate in Education from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

2 In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Reading Recovery a student must have completed the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II or the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, and have at least three years’ relevant professional experience approved by Senate or its representative.

3 Students who have been awarded the Degree of Master of Arts in Education will not be admitted to this postgraduate diploma unless permitted by Senate or its representative.

4 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve admission of a student who has at least three years of relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1 and 2.

Duration and Total Points Value

5 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

6 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

7 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must pass 120 points from one of the options listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Schedule.

8 The programme for each student must be approved by the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

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.

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Education

11 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education may reassign those courses to this postgraduate diploma provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

Distinction

12 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

Variations

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

Amendment

14 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) Schedule

Requirement:

either

120 points from EDCURRIC 700–706, 708–720, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 780, 791, EDCURSEC 700, 701, EDPRAC 750, 751, 752, EDPROF 701, 702, 704, 709, 724, 737–741, 753–757, EDPROFST 700–757, 760–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDSPEC 700, EDUC 702–765, 767, 776, 777, 787, 791, EDUCM 739, SOCCLEAD 706

or

at least 75 points from EDCURRIC 700–706, 708–720, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 780, 791, EDCURSEC 700, 701, EDPRAC 750, 751, 752, EDPROF 701, 702, 704, 709, 724, 737–741, 753–757, EDPROFST 700–757, 760–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDSPEC 700, EDUC 702–765, 767, 776, 777, 787, 791, EDUCM 739, SOCCLEAD 706

up to 45 points from other 700 level courses offered at this University. The approval of all Heads of Departments is required

Specialisations available:


Literacy Education

Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

Requirement:

120 points from EDPROFST 700–708


Reading Recovery

Prerequisite: Prior approval from the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work

Requirement:

120 points: EDCURRIC 709, 712, EDPROFST 702, 705

Note 1: A student wishing to enrol in a thesis or research portfolio for the Master of Education following the award of this postgraduate diploma should note that passing of 30 points of approved research methodology courses will be required.

Note 2: A student wishing to enrol in the Master of Educational Leadership is advised to include EDPROFST 738 and 757 in the postgraduate diploma.

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