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.
High employment rates 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.
PE Teachers DO get jobs
Graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Development 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 .
Applications are now open for teaching programmes
Application forms for 2016 teaching programmes available here.
New Master of Specialist Teaching degree for 2015
An extension of the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching, the new Masters degree is a further 120 points with the last 60 points of the masters totally from home.
New one-year teaching Master’s degree for 2015
This exciting initiative offers graduates the opportunity to gain both a master’s degree and provisional teacher’s registration in one calendar year.
Discover what studying Education is like, what placements involve and hear how Susannah enjoyed learning to be an Early Childhood teacher at UC.
Referee reports for teaching applicants
If you have been selected as a referee for a prospective student please click here for the relevant form.
Upcoming events - Regional Open Evenings
If you are interested in studying at one of our remote centres or live near New Plymouth, Rotorua or Nelson and want to discuss your distance study options, come to one of our Regional Open Evenings.
NZ educators among the world’s best
New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. Read more here.
UC Education News
The College of Education, Health and Human Development 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.
Cell phones an integral part of learning
30 April 2015
PhD education student Mazhar Syed says universities and schools are realising the advantages of cell phones as an integral part of learning. Read more
UC researcher studying chronic pain
16 April 2015
Dr Bronnie Thompson, who graduated with her PhD this week from the School of Health Sciences, has been examining how one in six New Zealanders live with chronic pain. Read more
Cricket App is Right on the Ball
6 April 2015
Carl Peterson (Sport and Physical Education) was in The New Indian Express talking about his recently developed new app called CricketPlaybook.
Teachers of Promise - where did they go?
"Simply retaining teachers in itself is not enough," said Associate Professor Susan Lovett, joint author of the Teachers of Promise project. "We want to have the very best teachers for kids in our schools. These are the people we need to nurture and support."
Published last year, the study took 57 third-year teachers recommended by training organisations and principals as being "highly promising" and followed them for six years. Sadly, it was discovered that our best and brightest young teachers are quickly leaving the profession because of frustrations over too much paperwork, insufficient pay and a lack of career options in front of classrooms. Read more
What if... Education included community participation alongside literacy and numeracy?
Presented by Associate Professor Billy O’Steen 15 April 2015
What role and responsibility does the New Zealand educational system have in educating students to be active participants in their communities?
More than 30 years of research on kindy kids and primary, secondary, and tertiary students has proven that volunteering, when integrated with academics, yields better academic achievement, more engaged citizenship, and deeper personal growth.
To view this lecture click here