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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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New Cert in Sport Coaching: expertise for any coach

New Cert in Sport Coaching: expertise for any coach

Tailor-make your own programme! This is great for current coaches, athletes and parents with courses such as Athlete-Centred Coaching for Team Sports and Sport Nutrition.
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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

Teaching through a Sport Pathway

Bachelor of Sport Coaching graduates can make great teachers.

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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)

One-year MTESOL Degree starts in 2016

The MTESOL is ideal for people who wish to teach English in other countries, or who want to specialise in English language education.
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Master of Teaching and Learning

New one-year teaching Master’s degree

This exciting initiative offers graduates the opportunity to gain both a master’s degree and provisional teacher’s registration in one calendar year.
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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.

2015 UC Education Mud Run

2015 UC Education Secondary Schools Mud Run

A record-breaking turnout this year. Thanks to all the participants and also to Dream Media for the video - it really highlights the amazing costumes. Which one is your favourite? Watch now

Referee reports for teaching applicants

If you have been selected as a referee for a prospective student please click here for the relevant form.

Undergraduate referee report

Graduate referee report


UC student teacher Sione Areli, who is completing his Master's degree of Teaching and Learning, receives his taonga from Education Minister Hekia Parata.Two Pasifika UC student teachers win scholarships

21 October
Two outstanding Masters’ of Teaching and Learning student teachers were awarded Kupe Scholarships this month by Education Minister Hekia Parata in Wellington. UC students Chris Houghton and Sione Areli are the only South Islanders amongst 30 Māori and Pasifika students in early childhood, primary and secondary education chosen nationwide to receive the awards.
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Collaborative book highlights resilience of Afghan youth

8 September
Education PhD student Tariq Habibyar and Christchurch author Heather McQuillan are releasing Rubies in the Dust - a collection of true stories from young Afghan children and pupils. While conducting his research in Afganistan Tariq reaslised how powerful the stories were and how they highlighted the resilience of Afgan youth. "They show a different side to Afghanistan to the one popular media show."
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In the news

Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty6 September
Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty was on Radio NZ talking about her research into post-traumatic stress in children. The study indicated if children experienced a chronic period of stress while their brain was developing during the age of two and three, their ability to respond to stress was altered.

"We call them stress-sensitive children, for example a small thing like losing their sun-hat becomes a big deal to them, they are becoming stressed over something that they otherwise wouldn't have."

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National Teaching Award for UC Education Professor

Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane14 August
Congratulations to Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane for his outstanding achievement in receiving  a New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in a Kaupapa Māori context. He was presented with his award in Parliament this week by the Minister for Tertiary Education, the Hon Steven Joyce

Angus MacFarlane doesn’t just teach culturally inclusive pedagogies, he has modelled them from the beginning of his tertiary teaching career in 1995. His teaching is founded on four elements of professional practice; dedication to the advancement of kaupapa Māori perspectives, tikanga and reo, demonstrating leadership, development of teaching pathways, and contribution to Māori, iwi and commun­­ities. Angus is a champion of sharing good practice. A colleague writes, “His collegiality identifies him as a person who shares willingly his mātauranga Māori...this extends to the communities of Ōtautahi and his own tūrangawaewae, Te Arawa.”

Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday, 8 December, 8:30am - 5pm
Third New Zealand Community Engagement Summit

Universities as Good Neighbours, Students as Good Citizens. Keynote speakers, morning/afternoon teas, lunch, and good conversations
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