Be part of an innovative qualification
The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Primary) embodies a new vision for the future of teacher education. You’ll gain from robust, specialised curriculum and teaching knowledge that is critical for graduates preparing to enter different types of teaching environments. The qualification also represents Massey University’s commitment to becoming a Tiriti-led university.
Learn from the best
You’ll work with nationally and internationally esteemed practitioners and researchers. You can expect a teaching and learning environment that will enable you to learn how to contribute positively towards your students and society
You’ll also gain specific knowledge in primary and intermediate school teaching.
Study in a highly supportive environment
The qualification includes regular contact with the teaching team and mentors. You’ll be supported in your professional and personal journey to becoming a teacher in Aotearoa. You’ll be learning with and alongside a great group of peers in a collaborative learning environment that recognises your and your classmates’ individual strengths.
Gain professional experience
In addition to regular coursework (face-to-face and/or distance), you will spend 16 weeks in endorsement-relevant education settings. This is where you’ll develop and refine your professional skills alongside our supportive associate teachers and mentors. You’ll have an opportunity to engage with tamariki, educators and whānau in a professional setting where you will be able to take on increasing elements of the teaching role in preparation for your entry into the profession.
Massey offers a range of further exciting study options in education, such as specialist teaching, educational leadership, counselling and psychology.