09 October 2023

Faith in the next generation: Zero fees for Secondary Teacher Training in 2024

Secondary school teachers are critical for inspiring our young people to develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future lives and the world of work.

Children in Aotearoa New Zealand need teachers who are creative and innovative professionals, with expert subject knowledge and a firm understanding of how students learn and grow in the classroom environment. They also need teachers who are competent and highly relational; committed to working closely with students, whanau and communities; and who hold their worth and potential as human beings in the highest regard.

At Laidlaw College, we are committed to training and equipping high calibre teachers. Our graduates are teachers and senior managers in schools (state, integrated and private schools), not-for-profit organisations, and community and government agencies.

With a nationwide shortage of teachers, now is a critical time for those who have a calling to renew their communities by teaching the next generation. There are extraordinary opportunities to bless, influence and serve across Aotearoa’s schooling sectors.

For 2024, we have removed tuition fees for students enrolling in our Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), and welcome inquiries from those considering training or retraining as a registered secondary teacher.

Our one-year programme offers an immersive, grounded learning experience that will equip you as a teacher, and form you for wider leadership. The GradDipEd is intensely practical, with immersive classroom placements; it is designed to help you serve in Aotearoa’s unique cultural contexts; and it is grounded in the Bible and Christian theology and formation throughout, graduating students who can integrate Christlikeness into their professional practice.

You can find out more about our Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) here, or feel free to discuss any questions you may have with our GradDipEd(Secondary) Programme Lead Rebecca Dow.