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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd)


Admission
1.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education must
  (a)   have qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Teaching of the University of Waikato, or a bachelors degree and a recognised teaching or related professional qualification of at least one year’s duration, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, including any prerequisite compulsory papers as prescribed in the Graduate Studies Handbook or in the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar, and
  (c)   satisfy the requirements for selection to the specific programme sought, as stated in the Graduate Studies Handbook or in the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 1 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe.
Requirements for the postgraduate diploma
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow a programme of study in the School of Education for at least one year.
4.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 5 from the papers offered for the postgraduate diploma, including any compulsory papers as prescribed for the specialist programmes in the Graduate Studies Handbook or in the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar The Postgraduate Diploma in Education may be awarded unendorsed or endorsed with one of the following specialisations:
  4.1   Educational Leadership (EdLeadership)
  4.2   Language and Literacy Education (LangLitEd)
  4.3   Managing Behaviour in Schools (MBS)
  4.4   Mathematics Education (MathsEd)
  4.5   Science Education (ScEd)
  4.6   Special Education (SpEd)
  4.7   Technology Education (TechEd)
5.   Candidates who fail a paper may repeat it once. Candidates who fail a paper will not be eligible for the award of distinction. Candidates who fail more than one paper, or who fail the same paper twice, may not proceed with the postgraduate diploma.
Award of honours
6.   The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with Distinction.
Exemptions and credit transfers
7.   Candidates may substitute 30 points in an approved paper from other subjects listed in the Calendar in place of those prescribed for the postgraduate diploma.
8.   Candidates who have been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education may relinquish it for credit of up to 60 points towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Education in an appropriate specialist area.
9.   Candidates may, at the discretion of the Dean, credit to the Postgraduate Diploma up to the equivalent of 60 points at postgraduate level completed at another institution, provided thay have not been counted towards another qualification. In all cases however, candidates must complete at least half of the diploma programme while enrolled as diploma candidates at the University of Waikato.
General
10.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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