International Education
Study Opportunities

UC Education Students are packing their bags. From teaching in China and Japan, to Sport Coaching internships in Australia and teaching placements in Rarotonga, the opportunities are endless.
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Careers for UC Education

High employment rates for UC Education graduates

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Overseas Opportunities for UC Education graduates

Overseas Opportunities for
UC Education graduates

Some UC graduates seek employment opportunities through agencies which place teachers into positions around the world.
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Overseas Opportunities for UC Education graduates

PE Teachers DO get jobs

Graduates from the College of Education at the University of Canterbury have exploded the commonly held myth that PE Teachers don’t get jobs. “It’s simply not true”  says Education lecturer Dr Jenny Clarke .
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Apply Now for 2015

Teaching and Sport Coaching

Applications are open for these programmes in 2015. Download your application form now!

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)

New 12 month Primary Teaching programme in 2014

Introduce children to the world of learning, and start them on their road to reading, writing and mathematics. It’s a rewarding and satisfying career where you can make a real difference in children’s lives.
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Sports Coaching

New Sports Coaching Programme in 2014

Blending practical application and theory, the new Sport Coaching qualification will provides students with essential skills that give you a range of career options.
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More Education

More Education

Discover what studying Education is like, what placements involve and hear how Susannah enjoyed learning to be an Early Childhood teacher at UC.

2014 UC Education Mud Run

2014 UC Education Mud Run

Absolute muddy magic. Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2014 UC Education Mud Run, on a stunning Sunday afternoon.

Canterbury secondary school students, you are amazing! 


UC Education News

The College of Education is an exciting, thriving place. Our students and staff accomplish an incredible range of achievements and our programmes offer a wide range of unique experiences. Click here to find out what’s going on at UC Education.

Prestige Lecture "Positive pedagogy for coaching, teaching, leadership and parenting"

Thursday, 16 October 4.00pm-5.00pm
Professor Richard Light
Professor Richard LightResearch consistently suggests that game based approaches (GBA) promote better game players while generating positive affective experiences for all learners and positive experiences of learning. They also seem to promote some of the positive moral, social and personal learning traditionally assumed to arise from playing team sports but which research suggests is not an automatic outcome of playing games. Recent writing on the pedagogy used in GBA has encouraged its application beyond games to other sport and physical activity, using the term Positive Pedagogy to broaden its application and to focus on learning in ways that make the process of learning positive. This presentation outlines the concept of Positive Pedagogy as work in progress to suggest how it could inform, not only a range of learning through ‘the physical’, but also business leadership and even parenting. More information (PDF, 75KB)

Pathways to Teaching: Info Night

Thursday, 23 October, 5pm – 6:30pm, DA03, UC Education campus, Dovedale Ave
Are you searching for a rewarding career; something you can get passionate about? Do you want to make a difference in young people’s lives? Teaching could be the profession for you. Come to this Info Night to find out about the various ways you can become a teacher through the University of Canterbury.

The First New Zealand / US Youth Leadership Symposium on Volunteering and Crisis Preparedness

21 - 24 November 2014
This will be an opportunity for student delegations from universities in New Zealand and the US to come together and plan how to provide leadership on their campuses around volunteering and crisis preparedness. Participants will engage in a post-earthquake related service project in Christchurch facilitated by the UC Student Volunteer Army, be led through an Action Planning Process with internationally renowned leaders in this field, and attend the Second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit on 24 November. This will be an all expenses paid experience for participants including travel, accommodation, meals, and Summit registration. Read more

The Second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit

24 November 2014
Building on the success of last year’s Summit, this will be an opportunity for businesses, community organisations, governmental agencies, and tertiary staff and students to come together and share ideas about how tertiary institutions can better engage with their communities. The format for the Summit will be presentations by national and international leaders from the fields of academia, business, community organisations, and government and small discussion groups to translate the big ideas into action plans that can be implemented in participants’ contexts. Read more

New online summer course in Learning and Teaching Languages

EDEM681 Learning & Teaching Languages is a 30-credit 0.25 EFTS online Level 8 course, running from November 2014-February 2015. This course is suitable for language teachers or those who plan to teach languages, especially those who are teaching English as a second or foreign language or other languages without having a specialist language teaching teaching qualification, or those who qualified long ago or in a very different kind of educational system. Read more

Teaching in ChinaTeaching in China

BTchLn(Primary) Nelson student Kelsie Brown is currently on a five month paid placement in Beijing, China. Here she is with some of the students.