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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Haile Hurring

Education Student heads to World Cup

New Zealand rugby player Haile Hurring heads to the World Cup in Paris with one eye on the rugby pitch and the other on her text books. Read more

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)

New online summer course in Learning and Teaching Languages

The School of Teacher Education is currently going through the approval system to put on a summer course, EDEM681 Learning & Teaching Languages. This 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

UC Innovators’ Summer Start-Up Programme & Scholarships

Do you have a great idea and are keen to develop it towards reality? Or do you want to join a new venture and help move it forward? Then apply now to be part of the UC Innovators Summer Start-Up Programme. This is a 10 week programme designed to help students develop for-profit or social ventures. We support a range of ideas and new ventures – your idea does not need to be High-Tech or IT based. There are a number of scholarships available for students participating in the summer programme. The scholarships are open to any student currently enrolled at UC. Applications close – 5pm 15 September 2014. More information.

All welcome!