Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one-year professional graduate diploma (level 7) and prepares graduates to meet the Code and Standards for the Teaching Profession. Such graduates have a robust understanding of secondary teaching and learning, reflection and research as a teacher. The delivery of the degree is site-based with modes: face to face delivery, blended learning, school-based learning and practicum. This qualification will suit people who are excited by the idea of working alongside teenaged students, who show a disposition to teach, and already have a Bachelor’s degree qualification or higher.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 135 credits
DURATION One year full-time, part-time options may be available
STARTS January
PLACES Open – selection criteria apply
CAMPUS Henderson
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $6,980 plus Student Services Fee

Career Opportunities

Graduating students of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) are outstanding teachers. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Teaching Council and can work in intermediate, middle, secondary and area schools, from the state, state-integrated and private schooling sectors throughout New Zealand and around the world.


Objectives

Laidlaw College seeks to prepare students for the teaching profession through a programme that centres on a theological foundation of hope that meaningfully integrates and orients with values, commitments and quality practice that are consistent with The Code and Standards of the Teaching Council in a supported environment. The qualification seeks to produce graduates who are relational, critically reflective practitioners who can design high-quality learning experiences from a place of curiosity about the learner, the world and a professional understanding of the goals, scope and nature of education. Graduating  students will  be  qualified  to register as teachers in New Zealand for secondary teaching in public, integrated and private schools. 


Programme Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme.  It is made up of 3 courses of 30 credits each and 3 courses of 15 credits each, all at level 7.

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Programme Requirements



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:

Tracey Hunt: [email protected] or 

09 837 9768


SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 International Applications Close 1 November 2019
S1 2020 International Scholarship Applications Close 1 November 2019
Domestic S1 Early Applications Close 3 January 2020
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Close* 5 January 2020 (*Note: If your application and all required documentation is submitted by this date we will inform you of the outcome of your application in time to start your studies)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Classes Begin 20 January 2020
Counselling, BEd, DipCEd Applications Close 24 January 2020
Auckland Anniversary 27 January 2020
BTeach Year 3 Begins 28 January 2020
Theology Applications Close 31 January 2020
Waitangi Day 6 February 2020
S1 2020 Late Applications Close 14 February 2020
Non-Formal/Interest Only S1 2020 Applications Close 14 February 2020
Semester One Begins 24 February 2020
Online Orientation Begins 24 February 2020
Orientation week All campuses 24-28 February 2020
April Graduation Applications Close 28 February 2020
S2 2019 Supplementary Exams 28 February 2020
Course Add/Delete End Date 6 March 2020
Programme Withdrawal End Date 13 March 2020
Semester 2 Applications Open 16 March 2020
Intensives Week 23-27 March 2020
BTeach Camp 26 March & 27 March 2020
Auckland Graduation Ceremony 4 April 2020
Good Friday 10 April 2020
Easter Monday 13 April 2020
Mid-Term Break 10-27 April 2020
ANZAC Day Observed 27 April 2020
S2 International Applications Close 1 May 2020
Returning Students S2 Course Selections Open 18 May 2020
S2 Early Applications Close 29 May 2020
Queen’s Birthday 1 June 2020
S1 Course Evaluations Open 8 June 2020
S2 Counselling & Teaching Applications Close 19 June 2020
Semester One Ends 26 June 2020
S2 Theology Applications Close 26 June 2020
S1 Supplementary Exams 24 July 2020
Mid-Year Break 29 June – 17 July

SEMESTER TWO 2020

S2 2020 International Applications Close 1 May 2020
Returning Students Course Selections Open 18 May 2020
S2 2020 Early Applications Close 29 May 2020
Queen’s Birthday 1 June 2020
S2 2020 Counselling & Teaching Applications Close 19 June 2020
S2 2020 Theology Applications Close 26 June 2020
Mid-Year Break 29 June to 17 July 2020
S1 2020 Course Evaluations Close 3 July 2020
S2 2020 Non-Formal/Interest Only Applications Close 10 July 2020
S2 2020 Late Applications Close 10 July 2020
Semester Two Begins 20 July 2020
Online Orientation Begins 20 July 2020
Orientation All Campuses 20-24 July 2020
S1 2020 Supplementary Exams 24 July 2020
S2 2020 Course Add/Delete End Date 31 July 2020
S2 2020 Programme Withdrawal End Date 7 August 2020
Summer Semester 2020/2021 Applications Open 10 August 2020
S1 2021 Applications Open 10 August 2020
Intensives Week 17-21 August 2020
Mid-Term Break 28 September to 09 October 2020
Returning Students Course Selections for 2021 12 October 2020
Summer Semester Early Applications Close 16 October 2020
Labour Day 26 October 2020
December Graduation Applications Close 30 October 2020
S1 2021 International Applications Close 1 November 2020
S2 2020 Course Evaluations Open 2 November 2020
Summer School Applications Close 6 November 2020
Canterbury Anniversary (Christchurch) 13 November 2020
Semester Two Ends 20 November 2020
2020/2021 Summer Semester Begins 23 November 2020
2020 Programme Evaluations Open 7 December 2020
Christchurch Graduation Ceremony 11 December 2020
Christmas Break Laidlaw Closed 21 December 2020 to 04 January 2021