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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
(b) hold an approved relevant professional qualification; and
(c) have completed at least one year of relevant professional experience; and will:
(d) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent; or
(e) have completed at least three years of practical/professional experience of acceptable standard in an area relevant to the certificate.
2. Candidates who do not hold current New Zealand professional Registration will be required to undergo police vetting prior to gaining entry into the programme. Such candidates must meet requirements equivalent to those set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in terms of character and fitness to be a teacher.
3. All international candidates and others whose first language is not English who have not gained a New Zealand university entrance qualification, or an overseas entrance qualification in a country where the main language is English, will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English in the form of an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0, or equivalent.
4. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:
(a) courses from the Schedule to the Certificate; and including:
(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Certificate;
(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
5. Notwithstanding Regulation 4, and with the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, a candidate who has been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching or Master of Specialist Teaching may be permitted variation to the specified programme of study for the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching beyond the normal limits.
6. The Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching is awarded without endorsement.
7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply;
8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.
9. For candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:
(a) failure to complete a course in two successive attempts;
(b) failure to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching within two years.
10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching or the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist prior to 01 January 2021 will be permitted to substitute 254.765, if already completed, for 254.766. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.
254.766 Professional Learning Pathways 30 credits
249.740 Theory and Practice of Deaf and Hard of Hearing 30 credits
249.746 Theory and Practice of Blind and Low Vision Education 30 credits
249.747 Theory and Practice of Early Intervention 30 credits
249.753 Theory and Practice of Learning and Behaviour Diversity 30 credits
249.760 Theory and Practice of Complex Educational Needs 30 credits
262.751 Theory and Practice of Gifted and Talented Education 30 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 17 September 2020