For help with understanding these important regulations, please watch our video.

Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
GradDipTchg(Sec)

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree of at least 360 credits, or equivalent; and

(c) hold a qualification(s) approved by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand as appropriate for entry; and

(d) have completed approved courses at Level 7 or Level 8 in at least one subject area deemed suitable for teaching in New Zealand secondary schools;

(e) have demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy; and

(f) have achieved an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 or approved equivalent within the preceding two years, unless the candidate holds New Zealand University Entrance Level 2 literacy credits or higher, or Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand recognised equivalent qualification(s) and/or schooling; and

(g) have met the requirements for registration as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, in terms of in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

2. Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) will be granted or withheld on consideration of the admission requirements specified under Regulation 1, a Police Vetting report and a selection process which may include a written application, interview, and written and/or practical exercises as may be determined by the Academic Board or their delegate.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) the Teaching Studies courses listed in Schedule A of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule (45 credits); and

(b) the Teaching Experience courses listed in Schedule B of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule (30 credits); and

(c) 45 credits of Curriculum Subjects Studies courses as specified in Schedule C of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Schedule; and

(d) attending professional practice and community placements, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) is awarded without specialisation.

Academic Requirements

5. Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate at least fourteen weeks of supervised clinical practice, in accordance with the requirements of the following courses:

(a) 260.483 Secondary Teaching Experience I;

(b) 260.484 Secondary Teaching Experience II.

Student Progression

6. Should a student in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) be charged with an offence against the law after entry into the qualification, the student must advise the College Pro Vice-Chancellor or their nominee of the charge within three working days.

7. If the Academic Board or their nominee is of the opinion that any student does not meet in general terms the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher, the student's enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) programme will be refused or cancelled.

Completion Requirements

8. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed two years of full-time study, or three years of part-time study from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. For candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:

(a) failure to obtain a pass in a course in two successive attempts; or

(b) failure to pass courses totalling at least 60 academic credits or failure to pass at least 50 percent of an approved part-time programme of study in any academic year; or

(c) failure to complete the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) within two years of full-time study, or three years of part-time study from the date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

11. A person excluded under Clause 11 will only be readmitted to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) with the approval of Academic Board or their nominee. Such approval may be withheld or granted subject to conditions.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Schedule A: Teaching studies courses (45 credits from)

260.490 Teaching in Context I15 credits

260.491 Teaching in Context II15 credits
P 260.490

260.492 Teaching and Learning in a Secondary Context15 credits

Schedule B: Teaching experience courses (30 credits from)

260.483 Secondary Teaching Experience I15 credits

260.484 Secondary Teaching Experience II15 credits
P 260.483

Schedule C: Curriculum subject studies courses (45 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

253.353 Guidance Principles and Practice15 credits
P Any 200-level course in Social Sciences or Business Studies R 208.353, 209.353

260.420 Teaching Mathematics15 credits

260.422 Teaching Science15 credits

260.426 Teaching Technology15 credits

260.429 Teaching Languages15 credits

260.431 Teaching English15 credits

260.434 Teaching Social Sciences15 credits

260.438 Teaching Music15 credits

260.441 Teaching Health and Physical Education15 credits

260.444 Teaching Visual Arts15 credits

At least 15 credits from

260.421 Teaching Senior Mathematics15 credits

260.423 Teaching Senior Agriculture/Biology/Horticulture15 credits

260.424 Teaching Senior Chemistry15 credits

260.425 Teaching Senior Physics15 credits

260.427 Teaching Senior Technology15 credits

260.428 Teaching Design and Visual Communication15 credits

260.430 Teaching Senior Languages15 credits

260.432 Teaching Senior English15 credits

260.433 Teaching Drama15 credits

260.435 Teaching Senior History15 credits

260.436 Teaching Senior Geography15 credits

260.437 Teaching Senior Commerce15 credits

260.439 Teaching Senior Music15 credits

260.440 Musicianship for School Instrumental Music Teachers15 credits

260.442 Teaching Senior Physical Education15 credits

260.443 Teaching Health15 credits

260.445 Teaching Senior Visual Arts15 credits

260.446 Teaching Senior Art History15 credits

260.447 Teaching Performing Arts15 credits

260.448 Teaching Senior Social Sciences15 credits

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey