Diploma in Christian Education

Button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe Diploma in Christian Education (DipCEd) is for people wanting to work with children, develop instructional skills, and gain a deeper understanding of educational pedagogy. The diploma integrates understandings about people drawn from theology, education and human development, and equips people with knowledge and skills to engage with children in educational settings.

If you have an interest in the role theology might have in how we engage in learning, make sense of some of what educational theory can offer, and explore bicultural relational contexts then this programme is for you!

The Diploma in Christian Education is currently offered at the Henderson and Manukau campuses. 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
TUITION FEE $5,856 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.


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 09 836 7868


IMPORTANT DATES

SEMESTER ONE 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 February
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 13 February
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 14 February
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 15-16 February
LECTURES BEGIN 20 February
INTENSIVES WEEK 20-24 March
GOOD FRIDAY 14 April
EASTER MONDAY 17 April
MID-TERM BREAK 18-28 April
ANZAC DAY 25 April
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 5 June
LECTURES END 7 June
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 8-23 June
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 23 June

SEMESTER TWO 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 June
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 10 July
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 11 July
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 12-13 July
LECTURES BEGIN 17 July
INTENSIVES WEEK 21-25 August
MID-TERM BREAK 2-13 October
LABOUR DAY 23 October
LECTURES END 30 October
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 31 October -17 November
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 17 November
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 17 November
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) April 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND) April 2018