A Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato is a qualification that 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.
Prepare yourself for a career in secondary schools, working with young people aged 13-18 years old. We can prepare you for most curriculum subjects. There are currently shortages in English, maths, science, technology and te reo Maori.
You'll learn how to teach your curriculum areas and develop skills in teaching and learning. This programme consists of eight papers (120 points) at 700 level. Three cover your chosen curriculum area, two are practicums, and three are Professional Education papers.
Your chosen curriculum area needs to align with your previous tertiary study. To teach an NZ curriculum subject at senior level (year 11-13), 300 level university papers are required. To teach junior levels (year 7-10), 100 and 200 level university papers are required. When you apply for the programme you will need to submit your degree transcript(s). The programme leader/coordinator discusses and advises the appropriate programme once applicants reach the interview stage.
Curriculum subjects we teach include (but are not limited to):
Health & Physical Education
Mathematics & Statistics
Te reo Maori
Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma (120 points) which supports the teaching of an NZ curriculum subject (80 points at 300 level)
Selection of applicants is based on academic background, communication skills, personal qualities, background experiences and referee support. As well as being selected as a suitable person to be a teacher you will need to meet one of the admission requirements for university.
You will require a band score of 7.0 or higher for each component of the academic version of IELTS.