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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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 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.
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Master of Teaching and Learning

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.
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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.

Doing Well by Doing Good: 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 Programme (PDF,759KB)

Game Sense - Free Seminar and Workshop for Canterbury Teachers and Coaches

8 December 2014
Game based teaching and coaching presents an exciting alternative to instruction that focuses on learning technique. The games approach focuses on the game instead of reducing it to it's component parts. Instead of having to learn the techniques of a sport through drills, students and players learn them in the game through the use of modified games and gamelike activities. Read more

EDUCANZ Transitions - Presentation from Mr Julian Moore (Interim CEO)

10 December 2014, 12.30 - 1.30 in Wheki 302
EDUCANZ is being established as an independent statutory body replacing the New Zealand Teachers Council (NZTC). Its scope will be broadened to invest in leadership as well as quality teaching across the early childhood education and schooling sectors. Learning from challenges encountered in the earlier transition from the Teachers Registration Board to the NZTC in 2002, the Government has proposed a new professional body for teachers and education leaders that is fit for the 21st Century. EDUCANZ Transition website

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.