Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Education » Curriculum and Education Studies » Education Studies
Strategic Purpose Statement
These qualifications aim to the support of professional development for early childhood leaders who have high levels of curriculum knowledge, research skills and capacity for leadership advancement. In additional the qualifications aim to engage students interested in advancing the academic, scholarship and research of the field of early childhood education.
Graduate profile
Graduates will have acquired advanced professional knowledge and capabilities and investigated new developments in early childhood education.
Education pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) are able to pathway into a Master's program, such as the Master of Early Childhood Education or the Master of Education (Early Childhood Education).
Employment pathways
Career pathways for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) include management, researcher, academic and policy roles in the early childhood or education sector.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education must have a Bachelor degree at Level 7 (360 credits) or higher qualification. Applicants for whom English is a second language and Te Reo Maori is not their first language must provide evidence of an Academic IELTS score issued within the last two years of at least 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing with no band score lower than 6 or equivalent. IELTS scores may be combined from two tests as long as on one test a minimum of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component is achieved.
Education Organisation New Zealand Tertiary College Limited
Developed By New Zealand Tertiary College Limited
Quality Assured By Quality Assurance Division, NZQA
Number 113800
Status Current
Created April 2011
Next Review August 2022
Content
This education qualification is completed by coursework only; subjects include: the young child, advocacy in early childhood education, children and families, authentic leadership, communities of learning, the ethical self, Arts in Early Childhood Education, research methodology, and self directed study.

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