Diploma in Christian Education

Button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe Diploma in Christian Education (DipCEd) is ideal for children’s ministry workers and volunteers, people involved in home schooling or community education programmes, or those considering a career in an educational profession, for example teacher aiding, student support or tutoring.

If you have an interest in how your faith and educational practice might come together to strengthen your work with children in your community, this programme will help you work in a range of social and cultural contexts.

The Diploma in Christian Education is currently offered at the Henderson, Manukau and Christchurch campuses.

Students who complete the DipCEd in the Primary Education track and meet all other criteria may staircase into the second year of the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme. Students who complete the Children or Youth Ministry track may staircase into the Bachelor of Ministries.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the DipCEd. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).


Programme Summary

LEVEL 5, 120 credits
DURATION One year full-time, part-time options may be available
STARTS February, July (part-time)
PLACES Open – selection criteria apply
CAMPUS Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch
TUITION FEE $6,084 plus Student Services Fee

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the DipCEd are equipped to excel as teacher aides, tutors, children’s ministry workers, home educators or in community education programmes, both in New Zealand and international settings.


Objectives

This programme is ideal for children’s ministry workers and volunteers, people involved in home schooling or community education programmes, or those considering a career in an educational profession, for example teacher aiding, student support or tutoring across a range of contexts.


PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

The Diploma in Christian Education is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It consists of a total of 120 credits, comprising foundational courses in theology, teaching and learning and the option of either the Primary Education track or Children’s or Youth Ministry track.



Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:

Tracey Hunt: socialpractice@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 837 9768


SEMESTER TWO 2018

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 May 2018
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 June 2018
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 22 June 2018
SEMESTER TWO THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 June 2018
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 9 July 2018
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 10 July 2018
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 11-12 July 2018
LECTURES BEGIN 16 July 2018
INTENSIVES WEEK 20-24 August 2018
MID-TERM BREAK 1–12 October 2018
LABOUR DAY 22 October 2018
LECTURES END 29 October 2018
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 30 October – 16 November 2018
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 16 November 2018
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 16 November 2018
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018-2019 BEGINS 26 November 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) 14 December 2018
SEMESTER ONE 2019 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17 December 2018

SEMESTER ONE 2019

SEMESTER ONE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17 December 2018
SEMESTER ONE EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4 January 2019
SEMESTER ONE COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 25 January 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 February 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018-2019 ENDS 15 February 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 18 February 2019
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 19 February 2019
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 20-21 February 2019
LECTURES BEGIN 25 February 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 18-22 March 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 14-28 April 2019
GOOD FRIDAY 19 April 2019
EASTER MONDAY 22 April 2019
ANZAC DAY 25 April 2019
SEMESTER TWO 2019 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2019
SEMESTER TWO 2019 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2019
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 3 June 2019
LECTURES END 10 June 2019
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 9-28 June 2019
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 28 June 2019
GRADUATION CEREMONY (HENDERSON & MANUKAU) April 2019